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I had a single GTX285 running for a couple of weeks, it never really went above 50 even when gaming, I also have two monitors plugged into this first card. Just today I installed another GTX285 using my second water block. But that second card somehow goes up to 65 when gaming, the other one is still unaffected. Why is this? Did not not install the block properly? Both cards idle around 40. There were some dust on the thermal pads but I didn't know that it would affect it by that much... could it be that? or something else?
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post #2 of 17
Is the second card above or below the first?
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post #3 of 17
which tim did you use? some may take a few days. ie. I use Artic silver ceramique, it takes a couple of days until the temps start settling down. If you don't have improvement after the curing time of the tim, remount the block.
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the second is higher. I'm using the paste and thermal pads that came with the water block. I'll give it a few more days, if the temps are still high I will buy a new set of thermal pads (recommendations?) and use my good thermal paste, lol.
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post #5 of 17
use the stock pads, just get some good quality and fast curing tim.
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use the stock pads, just get some good quality and fast curing tim.
gonna sound like a noob, but whats a "fast curing tim"?
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gonna sound like a noob, but whats a "fast curing tim"?
Tim is a healer that's fast.
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gonna sound like a noob, but whats a "fast curing tim"?
But no seriously he's referring to good quality thermal paste (tim) that needs little time to, say, get cozy and do its thing properly.
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post #9 of 17
How are they connected? if water enters on the left it has to go out the right, if it comes in the right it has to go out the left. It can raise temps a lot.
    
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post #10 of 17
Can you post a pic of your water loop or describe it? (order of components in the loop). Both of my 570s stay around 38-40*C folding, so your temps sound pretty high to me.
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