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Poll Results: whats your choice for 990fx

Poll expired: Jul 11, 2011  
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    Asus M5A97evo
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    Asus Sabertooth 990fx
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    Biostar TA-990FXE
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    MSI 990FXA-GD80
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post #8781 of 10135
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Originally Posted by mus1mus View Post

Nickel blocks are pretty good these days. And dishwahing soap will not harm it bad.

My evo doesnt stain yet. But I have had a handful, maybe more, water chains so far.

Yeah EK says to use soapy water on their blog so I'll do that and try some different brushes from the dental isle like those tiny ones for in between your teeth.
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post #8782 of 10135
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Yeah EK says to use soapy water on their blog so I'll do that and try some different brushes from the dental isle like those tiny ones for in between your teeth.
I'm not sure what kind of tooth brushes you guys have but toothbrush works fine on my apogee hd block...are ek blocks channels tighter?
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post #8783 of 10135
I had to use a little ketchup and a tooth brush on mine cleaned up pretty good.
post #8784 of 10135
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I have been cooling my loop with distilled and some copper sulfate plus a kill coil for good measure, I havent had to clean mine in almost 2 years and its still clean as a whistle!
post #8785 of 10135
I used a premix from xspc and I looked in my loop a few months ago after a year of running it thinking it would need cleaning... nope... was perfect... so I refilled with the same premix and let it go... even at 5ghz under max stress temps barely bump 50C under max stress I can muster (prime 95 for a long time).... Ibt avx edition only hit cores up to 42.6 C during a very high run... my "in game" temps in the worst game for cpu usage I have runs in the mid to upper 30's unless I let the room get hot then it'll hit low 40's with ambients reaching 80F
post #8786 of 10135
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I used a premix from xspc and I looked in my loop a few months ago after a year of running it thinking it would need cleaning... nope... was perfect... so I refilled with the same premix and let it go... even at 5ghz under max stress temps barely bump 50C under max stress I can muster (prime 95 for a long time).... Ibt avx edition only hit cores up to 42.6 C during a very high run... my "in game" temps in the worst game for cpu usage I have runs in the mid to upper 30's unless I let the room get hot then it'll hit low 40's with ambients reaching 80F

Man I wish my temps where that impressive! I do wonder if my higher temps are related to my gpu being air cooled as it dumps 60c worth of heat into my case which then feeds my triple rad.
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post #8787 of 10135
What temps are you getting?

5.0 at 1.488 nets me temps that are below what can be considered false readouts on our chips. Doesnt go above 30C inside a sub-20C room. lol

Your gpu cant dump 60C unless your reading more than 80C on them methinks.
post #8788 of 10135
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What temps are you getting?

5.0 at 1.488 nets me temps that are below what can be considered false readouts on our chips. Doesnt go above 30C inside a sub-20C room. lol

Your gpu cant dump 60C unless your reading more than 80C on them methinks.

Ok all i know is my gpu pumps out heat that is well above what I consider warm to the touch biggrin.gif my CPU is at 1.56v idle and 1.58 load so yeah, lol. idle socket temp is 38-46c browsing and youtube cpu temp is unreadable but usually sits right on target with the socket temp under decent load.
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post #8789 of 10135
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Ok all i know is my gpu pumps out heat that is well above what I consider warm to the touch biggrin.gif my CPU is at 1.56v idle and 1.58 load so yeah, lol. idle socket temp is 38-46c browsing and youtube cpu temp is unreadable but usually sits right on target with the socket temp under decent load.

Air flow starved you reckon?

What's the air optimisation on your case?

In a note though, my CPU at 1.58V would heat up to 50+C. So yeah. And I would check the block - CPU mount just for assurance. thumb.gif
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post #8790 of 10135
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Water is good, but if you use it 6-8 hours every day plan on draining, flushing & cleaning and flushing some more every 8-12 months. Cleaning the water block is tedious. Note that the bristles on a tooth brush are wider than the groves cut into the block. Had to use a needle.


Cleaning is hard but you use pressure makes it easy.

However I think you need to look into making blanket statements. Your useage does not mean you need to clean your loop more often. My loop used to be in 24-7 however I can't leave it on due to the baby ( she would get to cold as I either leave the fan on or w.e overnight. ) it has been up for well over 1.5 years no maint. I don't know why you feel you need to clean it. But you don't.


My loop is due for a flush though
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