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post #41 of 184
Swiftech MCR220 is optimized for low speed fans. The EK Coolstream 240 is also optimized for low fan speeds. OP has GT AP-14's and AP-15's on them. Good enough fans.

It could be blockage or weak pump.
Edited by Riou - 5/3/11 at 3:54pm
post #42 of 184
Read my earlier post. He can be pushing water but not at a good enough rate. That is why better flow rates produce better results.
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Even with no flow the heat will travel thought the water and heat up the entire loop, i know ,i have had this when my pump died.
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Originally Posted by hli53194 View Post
There is no problem with your loop. Since the rad is getting hot, it's working perfect. The only possible explaination is your fans aren't pushing enough air.
this. if the radiators are hot to the touch then everything is working just fine. so you either need better fans, or more radiator. Better fans is easier.

edit: let me ask you this, how long does it take for your rads to get hot when gaming?

also to check your pump, take some water out of your res (doesnt take alot) and tilt your case while the pump is running. This way you get an air bubble through the pump. If you see the airbubble move nice and fast, then your pump is fine.

but i have a feeling you either need more powerful fans or more radiator. Better fans would be easiest, but more radiator would be quieter.
Edited by AliceInChains - 5/3/11 at 4:00pm
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my sig rig cpu doesnt go over 45c while playing any game .. Something is wrong sir .

you should not hit 80c while playing games , i dont even hit 80c in prime95 at 4.4ghz after an hour .

is ur radiator clean ? no dust .. i seriously doubt its ur radiator thats causing this , unless there isnt enough liquid inside .. have u got a res ? its not the block because its transfering heat to the rad but the rad cant cool it down hmmm i suggest getting some new fans , not low speed rubbish they are no good for cooling anything .. get some 2000rpm fans in push pull on that rad asap .

just for example , i went from a xigmatek 1600rpm push fan to a 3000rpm push fan , it dropped 10c off my load .. with the same pull fan ( antec tri cool on high ) your ambients must be really bad , even ur gfx card is getting to 100c almost .. no good , bad airflow and bad ambients are causing these issues .

try and place the rad somewhere cool , lower to the ground is cooler and make sure u have ur fans setup in push pull .. ur temps will drop heaps hopefuly , if that doesnt work id reseat the block or check the pump for flow rate .

you would of been better off with a h70 and no watercooling on ur 580 .. u would have better temps ..
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post #46 of 184
The water pump in my car died. The fan was spinning at maximum speed. Everything else was fine. The radiator was blistering hot. The car overheated.

You still need a working pump.
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The water pump in my car died. The fan was spinning at maximum speed. Everything else was fine. The radiator was blistering hot. The car overheated.

You still need a working pump.
that sounds about right .
    
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post #48 of 184
What's been stated here:

1: Radiator is hot.

This is good. This means that heat is going where it should - away from your components.

2: It takes a while to cool down, airflow is good, but could be a bit better.

This means the radiator is overwhelmed by the components it's trying to cool. Time to upgrade your radiator to a triple or better, or simply add another one. This should take care of it.
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With those kind of temps u might as well put the stock shroud and heat sink back on and go air cooling lol. Something is very wrong.
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that sounds about right .
no it doesn't. Radiator overheated AND the car overheated? That makes no logical sense. If the radiator was truly blistering hot, then the water was coming from the cylinder head to the radiator, therefore, the pump was working fine. If the pump had truly failed, then the water in the radiator wouldn't be as hot as it should be, unless somehow the radiator magically creates heat by itself when the pump dies. Convection is not an issue here.
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