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oh i have a med case too, you could of mounted a 360 on top instead of 2 complicated loops.

Did you make sure you got the air bubbles out of the rads? and pea method is better i think because if you spread the paste has a tendency of having more air pockets. and what thermal paste did you use?

and check your cpu and water block if there flat enough. cause sometimes there what to uneven.. thus giving poor performance.
hmm i reseated it twice until i got it right, but i seem to have permanently lowered my temperatures with 3-5 degrees now theyre stable at 55c instead of 58-60. I did this by instead of applying a pea, then i applied to very thin stribes instead. Still want it to go lower than 55 on load
    
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hmm i reseated it twice until i got it right, but i seem to have permanently lowered my temperatures with 3-5 degrees now theyre stable at 55c instead of 58-60. I did this by instead of applying a pea, then i applied to very thin stribes instead. Still want it to go lower than 55 on load
Only way that's possible is by buying a thicker/bigger rad, glad you got it right
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Wait for the air bubbles to get out of your loop, leave it running overnight. Then reseat your block make sure you do it evenly with proper TIM application.
 
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you will see better temps with distilled water. Distilled water is the best coolant you can get. The only thing better that isn't dangerous to use is even better distilled water. Your voltage is also high for that overclock. The easiest way to decrease temps is lower your vcore
 
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i think i got it right now guys .. Temps are fine at 55-57 for >30 min at 23 ambient - appreciate the help!

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you will see better temps with distilled water. Distilled water is the best coolant you can get. The only thing better that isn't dangerous to use is even better distilled water. Your voltage is also high for that overclock. The easiest way to decrease temps is lower your vcore
Yeah i know the voltage is high.. i could decrease it manually, but doing so turns off the downregulating of idle voltage. If i set it lower manually, i get that voltage 24/7.. with this setting, i get 0.780 at idle and approx 0.822 when browsing websites etc .. I think this is superior to the 0.03 i could lower the vcore manually
    
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Hmm why would i use distilled water instead? Does it posses better thermal properties than the coolant?

And how would i check if the pump is undervolting, if im not in possesion of a volt-meter ?

Ill try to reseat the block, and attempt to use the "buissnes card" method for applying the thermal paste this time. Last time i did the dot in the midle, and apparently it hasnt worked out too well
the dot in the middle is the best way, by far. i have tested a few different ways. most of the other ones create air bubbles. also, what type of thermal paste?? and have you done any burn in?? if it is silver paste, you will need to run prime for at least 8 hrs. it has a break in period.
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i think i got it right now guys .. Temps are fine at 55-57 for >30 min at 23 ambient - appreciate the help!



Yeah i know the voltage is high.. i could decrease it manually, but doing so turns off the downregulating of idle voltage. If i set it lower manually, i get that voltage 24/7.. with this setting, i get 0.780 at idle and approx 0.822 when browsing websites etc .. I think this is superior to the 0.03 i could lower the vcore manually
if you use speed step it doesn't in most cases unless your mobo is super funky.
 
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