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So my loop is in my sig. For clarification, my loop is:
XSPC pump/res -> pump 2 w/ XSPC top -> Black Ice Xtreme II Push/Pull -> 2x EKGTX470's in parallel -> XSPC RS360 push/rad/shroud/pull -> XSPC Rasa -> Black Ice GTX Gen Two Xtreme 240 push -> res/pump
The 2 pumps are overkill, but my first one started cycling. It would loose a few RPM's randomly then spin back up. The last time a pump died water was boiling out of the top of the res before I realized it (Had fewer radiators back then)
Now, I'm using YL low's but I figured since the 2 240's where thicker it wouldn't hurt temps that much. Though I do understand they are quite dense, fin-wise.
My question is why don't I have a decent delta T? I'm idling at about 31 and my loads at 4Ghz 1.25 vcore is still 41C. Maybe I was expecting too much, and I'm not complaining by a long shot. I just was expecting a little better temps on the CPU. Is it pretty much max for my block? My ambient temps are between 70 and 75F.
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IMO, 41c load is nothing to be disappointed by.
 
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wait a min..4 ghz @ 1.25? i'm not believing that one..no..my load temp is 43 @ 1.38v ..(only 3.75ghz) no way is 4.0 gonna be stable @ 1.25..i don't care how golden a chip is
 
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why parallel? and you have Gtx470 first then cpu?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Angrybutcher;15345460 
IMO, 41c load is nothing to be disappointed by.
Eh, maybe not. I may be expecting to much. :/
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmuckley;15345527 
wait a min..4 ghz @ 1.25? i'm not believing that one..no..my load temp is 43 @ 1.38v ..(only 3.75ghz) no way is 4.0 gonna be stable @ 1.25..i don't care how golden a chip is
How about 1.525. lol Mistyped.
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Originally Posted by Darksoul844;15345534 
why parallel? and you have Gtx470 first then cpu?
Because Parallel gave me much better temperatures, and looks BOSS. biggrin.gif GTX470's, RS 360 w/ push/shroud/pull, then CPU.
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Your ambient seems good maybe your just not getting enough airflow, maybe need to redo thermal paste?

mines ambient of 30c and 4.0 @ 1.525volts full load = 45c and when my ambient is down to 20c 4.3 @ 1.6volts full load = 38c
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Originally Posted by billy66bare;15346408 
Eh, maybe not. I may be expecting to much. :/

How about 1.525. lol Mistyped.

Because Parallel gave me much better temperatures, and looks BOSS. biggrin.gif GTX470's, RS 360 w/ push/shroud/pull, then CPU.

unless your chip is incredibly crappy you do not need 1.5v for 4ghz. 1.5v should be good enough for 5ghz+ although i highly doubt you can get that high stably with water cooling. 5ghz with 1.4-1.45v should be good

EDIT:nvm thought you had a sandybridge doh.gif
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Eh, maybe not. I may be expecting to much. :/

What temps are you expecting?
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ilikepancakez;15346565 
unless your chip is incredibly crappy you do not need 1.5v for 4ghz. 1.5v should be good enough for 5ghz+ although i highly doubt you can get that high stably with water cooling. 5ghz with 1.4-1.45v should be good

EDIT:nvm thought you had a sandybridge doh.gif

I was about to say, you must have some golden AMD chip lol
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darksoul844;15346520 
Your ambient seems good maybe your just not getting enough airflow, maybe need to redo thermal paste?

mines ambient of 30c and 4.0 @ 1.525volts full load = 45c and when my ambient is down to 20c 4.3 @ 1.6volts full load = 38c
What paste are you using? The IC5 is only a few months old. It may be worth a reset.
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Originally Posted by ilikepancakez;15346565 
unless your chip is incredibly crappy you do not need 1.5v for 4ghz. 1.5v should be good enough for 5ghz+ although i highly doubt you can get that high stably with water cooling. 5ghz with 1.4-1.45v should be good

EDIT:nvm thought you had a sandybridge doh.gif
I was going to give it a try. LOL I will not post what I want to about SB at this point. Too inflammatory. rolleyes.gif
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