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Hi guy's, just a quick query on my current temps, I dont have a flow meter and only have 1 temp sensor which I have sitting poking into the middle of the case not touching anything.
Using the sensor and comparing with HWMonitor my cpu idles exactly 6° above that shown by the sensor, ie if its 21° in the case CPU will be at 27°.
Is this about right? I really dont understand the Delta T stuff so thought I'd check with you guy's.

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Lol that seems quite good. Make sure its not VREG your looking at. Regardless, 6 degrees is good if that's the difference from case air temp to cpu core temp. A flow meter isn't always nessesary unless you really want to see it. If you are using a custom built liquid look just look at your pump you should see some bubbles right as it comes out of the res. (At least mine, and others that I've installed do)

I have a HighFlow 800L/hr pump, but I think in any case it would be similar. Aside from that, drain your loop and in a spliced spot add a flow meter.

But to answer your question, 6 degree diffrential from air temp to core temp is awesome
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T is change in temp over a specified amount of time
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Thx for the reply AlienPrime, I just wasnt sure if my pump (EK dcp4) was enough for my 2 single 120 and 1 240 rads, you've put my mind at ease, thx again.
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What are you getting at load? That is the important temp.

6°C case ambient to CPU is very respectable. You can also use the temp probe to find your water - CPU delta; just stick it in the res or tape it to the side of a (metal) part of your loop. Pick up another one and you can do air - water too.

Air - water tells you how well your rads are coping, should be <10°C, preferably in the 3-7°C range.

Water - CPU tells you how well your block is removing heat from the CPU, very dependant on your CPU, OC, block and flow rate.

The DCP4.0 is a decent pump. I had the 2.2 and it coped well with my loop (two 120mm rads, EK Supreme HF and EK 5850 FC block). I saw very little improvement in temps when I went to a MCP350.
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Hi GingerJohn, temps at load have maxed at 49, that was when I left it folding overnight, glad to hear someone say that the dcp is ok as that was my main concern. After reading a lot of posts I see a lot of peeps use the D5 and swifttechs so was worried that I was putting the dcp under to much of a strain, for want of a better word.
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No problemo

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