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Expanding my loop (Rasa RS 240)?

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Currently I have a Rasa RS 240 in my computer cooling an AMD 555 unlocked 4GHz X4. Temps under load are 50c on the CPU socket (cores are unreadable).

Would I,
1. see any difference adding in an additional 360 RAD to my loop.
2. Get decent temps if I add my Nvidia 8800 GT Alphadog to my current loop
3. Is the pump strong enough to add either the rad and/or the GPU in the loop.

Thanks!

Side note, this machine is folding on full capacity most of the time, unless I am using it actively, so it's hot and the GPU is loud. Also, not replacing the GPU, I like it.
Edited by kdb424 - 6/12/11 at 8:30pm
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post #2 of 5
You only need the extra rad if you will be adding the GPU to the loop.

What voltage are you running at? 50c seems hot for a rasa. So:

1. No
2. Not without another rad
3. Shouldn't be a problem.
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Running at 1.544V. Unfortunately, I have a weak chip, or I just can't apply thermal paste, and I don't think that's the issue. I'm not new to changing CPU coolers at all. Is the res/pump really strong enough to handle all of that? I thought it was more of a budget thing.
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Running at 1.544V. Unfortunately, I have a weak chip, or I just can't apply thermal paste, and I don't think that's the issue. I'm not new to changing CPU coolers at all. Is the res/pump really strong enough to handle all of that? I thought it was more of a budget thing.
Thermal paste = put a pea sized amount in the middle of the proc.

Your pump should handle it, the rasa is popular partly because of its flexibility.
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Yea, that I got right. Whoops, I think I MAY have found the issue. I'm pretty sure I have mp pump going backwards through my CPU block. How bad would that affect temps you think? That's assuming that I'm correct in saying the lower port on the back of the res is "out". I can't imagine them being the top out.

EDIT: I'm dumb. top is out! Just looked closer in my case and saw the pump was connected to the top. Weird.
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