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Here's what I'm running with for my i7-960 @ 3.2 GHz on a Gigabyte G1 Killer Guerrilla. My Ambient temperature is 20C, and my clocks are running at 33,26,31,25. This is my first water cooled build.

Q. I am using CoreTemp to read these, but is there a program that averages the four cores?

Q. What would be your recommendation on improving the setup if you saw the need to?

1. Alphacool NexXxoS XP Bold Highflow Socket 1366 Waterblock
2. Swiftech MCP350â„¢ 12 VDC Pump
3. Bitspower Premium G1/4" "Stubby" High Flow 3/8" Fitting
4. PrimoFlex Pro LRT UV Green Tubing -3/8in. ID X 5/8in. OD
5. Arctic Silver Matrixâ„¢ Thermal Compound
6. Black Ice GT Stealth 240 Radiator
7. XSPC 5.25" Bay Reservoir
8. 2X Scythe Ultra Kaze 3000 RPM (PUSH for radiator)

I am using a Corsair HAF X with the big top 200mm fan and 230mm front fan running and the rear 140mm running. Also, I have only attempted one application of the thermal paste and might have to do it again to see if that makes a difference. Also, I have used roughly 5 feet of tubing.

- Cap10
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It will be the load temps that tell
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I'll run Prime for a few minutes
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CPUID HWMonitor averages the 4 core's temps.
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I am getting around 49C on 100% load
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Quote:
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CPUID HWMonitor averages the 4 core's temps.
I have the program up and running..which label is that under? I see the four core temps and min/max...
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Quote:
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I am getting around 49C on 100% load
Good load temps
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G.Skill G.Skill G.Skill G.Skill 
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Crucial M4 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Sol... Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 720... SONY Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 8X DVD+R 5X DVD-RA... Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP LED Black 27" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED BackLi... Logitech G510 Black 18 Function Keys USB Wired ... SILVERSTONE ST1500 1500W ATX 12V 2.3 & EPS 12V ... XSPC H1 Hive Series Cube Enthusiast Water Cooli... 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel... Ozone Gaming Gear GROUND LEVEL L Gaming Mouse Pad Cooler Master Circumaural Storm Sirus Headset -... XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir - w/ Alphacool VP... 
OtherOtherOtherOther
XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir - w/ Alphacool VP... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Crosshair V Formula NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 
RAMRAMRAMRAM
G.Skill G.Skill G.Skill G.Skill 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial M4 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Sol... Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 720... SONY Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 8X DVD+R 5X DVD-RA... Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP LED Black 27" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED BackLi... Logitech G510 Black 18 Function Keys USB Wired ... SILVERSTONE ST1500 1500W ATX 12V 2.3 & EPS 12V ... XSPC H1 Hive Series Cube Enthusiast Water Cooli... 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel... Ozone Gaming Gear GROUND LEVEL L Gaming Mouse Pad Cooler Master Circumaural Storm Sirus Headset -... XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir - w/ Alphacool VP... 
OtherOtherOtherOther
XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir - w/ Alphacool VP... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... 
OtherOtherOther
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