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Well, it took me lots of man hours to get this thing hooked up, and I do see the potential of my watercooling setup. I had this huge sense of pride when I got it set up, largely due to your help OCN. The documentation on the kit was complete crap.

It has been a while since I have cared about cooling. For about a year straight, I have neglected to monitor my CPU temperatures

However, I think I can do a lot better than the temperatures I am getting right now. I have ordered a couple of Kaze fans, and I hope that will reduce temperatures.

My setup is:
  • i7 920 4.0 @ 1.22 Vcore HT on
  • VTT voltage at 1.27
  • Ambient temperatures: 76-77F (24-25C)
  • RS 360 kit

Update:

So I was able to get my high VTT problem figured out. All I had to do was lower the uncore multiplier, and now I am running stable at 1.27V.

However, my load temperatures have hardly changed. With the ^ scenario, I am still getting a max load temp of 61C.

I have remounted the waterblock a couple of times and no difference. My idle temperatures are 38-39C for core 0, which is higher than average.

Any help is appreciated. Thank you!
Edited by youra6 - 7/1/11 at 9:15am
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man, I monitor temps on laptops when I don't even have control over the temps.


That is a high VTT but spikes in CPU temps are normal, so long as you're not getting spikes when running something like linx, then you should have flat out high temps.
    
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I've been scrounging the internet for any information on the Rasa Kits to make sure I don't mess up.

The biggest problem I hear is that the screws included are long enough to puncture the radiator. Is there any easy/fail-safe roundabout to this?

And the other one is...well, I'm guessing your kit didn't explode, right?

EDIT: In addition; I hear making shrouds for your radiator fans will improve temperatures/performance - I think I remember one post claiming a whopping 5C difference...
Edited by luXfer - 6/21/11 at 8:19am
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man, I monitor temps on laptops when I don't even have control over the temps.


That is a high VTT but spikes in CPU temps are normal, so long as you're not getting spikes when running something like linx, then you should have flat out high temps.

Yeah I get spikes. When I am running p95, the temperatures jump anywhere from 55C to 65C. It stays for the most part in the 50s but it oscillates frequently.

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Originally Posted by luXfer View Post
I've been scrounging the internet for any information on the Rasa Kits to make sure I don't mess up.

The biggest problem I hear is that the screws included are long enough to puncture the radiator. Is there any easy/fail-safe roundabout to this?

And the other one is...well, I'm guessing your kit didn't explode, right?

EDIT: In addition; I hear making shrouds for your radiator fans will improve temperatures/performance - I think I remember one post claiming a whopping 5C difference...
5C? That is impressive. I would need this to be confirmed by others.
Edited by youra6 - 6/21/11 at 8:26am
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The biggest problem I hear is that the screws included are long enough to puncture the radiator. Is there any easy/fail-safe roundabout to this?
It's pretty easy to avoid if you know about it, I always check to see if my rad has metal plates under the screw holes (I honestly don't know why they don't all have metal plates under the screw holes but oh well) but really you just need bolts the right length.

So don't put 35mm bolts through 25mm fans or something like that. Or just pay attention to where you are with the screws.
    
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"I hear making shrouds for your radiator fans will improve temperatures/performance" Shrouds will help to eliminate the dead zone created by the center of the fans. That is certainly not a bad thing and may prove to be a cheap performance boost.
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5C? That is impressive. I would need this to be confirmed by others.
Yup, 5 whole Cs. I don't actually know what performance gain you would get from adding shrouds, but it's not difficult (or too expensive) to achieve. Just a small thought

@Crabid: Yeah, I'm just worried because it'll be my first time, and I'm trying to add the fan shrouds from the get-go. I hope I don't puncture it >.<;;
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My radiator has some paint that chipped off (barely visible). That is okay I believe?
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My radiator has some paint that chipped off (barely visible). That is okay I believe?
Might want to touch it up if it bothers you. But shouldn't be a prob... On the fins or on the housing?
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My radiator has some paint that chipped off (barely visible). That is okay I believe?
Yea that's fine, very hard to keep them pristine, I think all of mine are scratched somewhere.
    
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