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Why hello there all. Recently I dived into the Wonderful World of Water and on first mount reached stock idle temperatures of 29c. This was a on a half broken Rampage II Gene. Maybe a week later I changed the motherboard to a Gigabyte G1 Guerrilla and after this mount my stock idle temperature is 36c. My setup is a MCR320 with 3 AP-15's, a MCP-655 pump and a HeatKiller 3. Im not very happy with the idle temp so I was wondering what if I added 3 more GT AP-15's. I realize that I should remount it, but I am just curious about how much of a performance increase would I find with GT AP-15's in Push/Pull? Thank you for your input.
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post #2 of 11
this article might interest you.
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Wow thanks for the speedy reply. This helps me alot
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post #4 of 11
Idle temps are meaningless. Your load temps will drop a little with push/pull.
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post #5 of 11
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I am sorry I should have rephrased that I was looking for push/pull performance. The bit about idle temps was regarding the difference in temps via mount and was wondering if someone could check if that much of a difference is possible because I am not a mounting veteran and was in need of advice.
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post #6 of 11
what was your ambient temp when you noticed 29c and 36c ?
why you worry about your idle temps ?..max load is the one to watch and when LC comes to play
adding shroud or flipping your fans won't make a dent ,i would recommend to remount or better TIM
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post #7 of 11
according to something I was looking at yesterday your idle wont gain alot but your load could gat a 4-5c boost with push-pull setup
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post #8 of 11
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Interesting thank you so much. Im still a noob obviously and all this is great. However as an explanation I was looking at idle temps because I could directly see something wrong in something I was doing. However thank you all for your help
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post #9 of 11
Remount the CPU block before you purchase 3 more Gts. Mounting can easily cause several degrees of diffference in CPU temperature at load. If you haven't done so look at some of Martins reviews as he always mounts the blocks several times.
 
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post #10 of 11
Push/pull with ap-15 would be better with a thicker rad than the mcr320. I had 6 ap-15's on my mcr320 before I went to 3 delta afb1212vhe on a controller. You won't get much more out of that radiator.
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