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How hot does your Res water get?

post #1 of 67
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Im just wondering to see hot hot does your res water get.


I took my res temp and it was like 115F. Hot to the touch :X


Is that normal?

Edit: Lol believe it or not that was after a few hours of gaming. I took the temp while at low load, (Doing no gaming, etc).
Edited by Nynn - 10/18/11 at 10:05am
post #2 of 67
I have never took a temp reading but no mine have never been hot or even warm to the touch.That does not mean your has a problem.
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post #3 of 67
My res and tubing are quite warm to the touch but I'm not running any fans ATM
post #4 of 67
Mine is just a little warm to the touch at times.
    
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post #5 of 67
I have a bitspower temp reader in my res and it never goes higher than 33°C. It might not be 100% accurate but after throwing my kids thermometer in there it reads about the same to within a degree or so. Are you running active cooling on your loop? Is your pump creating good flow? I'm not sure but 115°F seems a bit hot, but not unreasonable. Was that temp taken at load?
    
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post #6 of 67
The temp of the reservoir depends where the reservoir is in your loop. If you have it just after a cpu and multiple gpus the water will be much hotter than if you have it after multiple radiators before the water hits components. Your res will always be warmer than room temperature, but its temp is an indicator of the performance of your loop.
 
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post #7 of 67
On my other system with a pair of mildly overclocked 4870s with a QX9650 at 4.2GHz the temp in the res which is immediately after the CPU and GPUs is about 7ºC higher than ambient and about 1-2ºC warmer than the temp just after the rads under load.

On the system in my specs the water temp hits about 3ºC above ambient when the system is under load.

Skinnees classification for water temps is:

  • 15º Delta: Low Performance, an overloaded but capable loop.
  • 10º Delta: Average Performance, very capable of good temps and representative of an average system.
  • 5º Delta: High Performance, for those of you looking to achieve the best possible temps.
  • 2º Delta: Ultra Performance. extreme setups only, this would be an ultimate setup where you limit to dedicated block loops.
Both my systems are over radded.

Nynn - What are your ambient temps?
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post #8 of 67
With 25c ambient, my water temp can hit 35c while both CPU and GPU are at 100% load. Usually it's around 31-32c. I have 480mm of rad space in my loop.
 
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post #9 of 67
Even after awhile under full load mine barely budges maybe 1-2 degrees, but like Big Elf I am over radded as well with a 480 and a 360 and two pumps.
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post #10 of 67
I'm definitely NOT over-radded:
This morning, I saw 32c on the display (temp sensor is on the top of the metal block), and the room was around 70F.

That is with 2 80mm fans in automatic mode (they sit @ 45% speed until it hits 36C, then it kicks up).
 
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