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I have two MIPS IceForce blocks on the way, just heard from them today smile.gif

Want to send me one to review quickly?

I was applying through their contact us on their website, did you do differently?

Also PPCS are also sponsoring the watercool heatkiller rev 3! I'm hoping sidewinder will also sponsor the aquacomputer block, then I'll only need derick to sponsor the iceforce and we'll have a full round up of every block!

Lol well I don't think I'd be able to live it down if I didn't let you borrow the final piece to the puzzle rolleyes.gif

And I also contacted them through their website. How long ago did you contact them? It took a couple days for me to hear back.
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And I'm going to need more TIM!
You may consider doing at least two TIM tests too; one with normal grease-style TIM and one with liquid metal. Using the liquid metal ensures a crazy solid thermal connection when done right.
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Now that sounds amazing! Which heatkiller are they sending to you (copper, LT, etc), 'cause that's the block (or Cuplex Kryos) I'd go for if I had the money for watercooling my rig biggrin.gif
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Lol well I don't think I'd be able to live it down if I didn't let you borrow the final piece to the puzzle rolleyes.gif
And I also contacted them through their website. How long ago did you contact them? It took a couple days for me to hear back.

Ah two weeks ago, and then again yesterday. Let's see if they respond on this one. Haha that would be awesome if you did!
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You may consider doing at least two TIM tests too; one with normal grease-style TIM and one with liquid metal. Using the liquid metal ensures a crazy solid thermal connection when done right.

I'd love to do that, but I'm already testing my wife's patience as it is!
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Now that sounds amazing! Which heatkiller are they sending to you (copper, LT, etc), 'cause that's the block (or Cuplex Kryos) I'd go for if I had the money for watercooling my rig biggrin.gif

This is the link Hank sent - hopefully it's the socket 2011 version though...

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_498_495&products_id=26574
     
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So has anyone had problems using PWM control of the MCP35X2?

I have the PWM splitter cable connected and hooked up to the CPU fan header. I can then read the pump rpm's but the PWM control doesn't do anyting. I tried both speedfan and the Asus Fan Xpert and neither seemed to change the flow.

Any ideas?

>> edit - it seems like it was the external power supply I was using for the pumps - I guess because I hadn't connected the grounds I was having issues. Using the regular PSU fixed it. Now I can at least control it with the bios. Speedfan still has issues so I'm reinstalling fanxpert now...

>> double edit
- so I couldn't get speedfan to work
- the bios settings were getting over ridden after boot
- the asus fanxpert software couldn't give me a perfect manual setting that wasn't insensitive to temperature

Luckily the crystalfontz lcd display had some general purpose IO pins that could be configured as PWM! Sweet. So I was able to use that while still logging temps!

Testing is under way!
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So has anyone had problems using PWM control of the MCP35X2?
I have the PWM splitter cable connected and hooked up to the CPU fan header. I can then read the pump rpm's but the PWM control doesn't do anyting. I tried both speedfan and the Asus Fan Xpert and neither seemed to change the flow.
Any ideas?
>> edit - it seems like it was the external power supply I was using for the pumps - I guess because I hadn't connected the grounds I was having issues. Using the regular PSU fixed it. Now I can at least control it with the bios. Speedfan still has issues so I'm reinstalling fanxpert now...
>> double edit
- so I couldn't get speedfan to work
- the bios settings were getting over ridden after boot
- the asus fanxpert software couldn't give me a perfect manual setting that wasn't insensitive to temperature
Luckily the crystalfontz lcd display had some general purpose IO pins that could be configured as PWM! Sweet. So I was able to use that while still logging temps!
Testing is under way!

Awesome, can't wait to see how your results look with the MCP35X2 at different speeds. Have you decided on one or a few pump speed settings for testing ?
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Trying to do 0.5gpm to 2.5gpm in 0.5gpm steps, so five data points, that's about the range of the pump. If I see something interesting in the data though I might do more steps thumb.gif
     
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Trying to do 0.5gpm to 2.5gpm in 0.5gpm steps, so five data points, that's about the range of the pump. If I see something interesting in the data though I might do more steps thumb.gif

Perfect. thumb.gif

I'm hoping the multiple data points will confirm a n00b theory I have that in low restriction loops such as mine, too much flow (as in the MCP35X2 at high speed) can work against the effectiveness of the loop. Or maybe I'm just full of it. I dunno. biggrin.gif
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Perfect. thumb.gif
I'm hoping the multiple data points will confirm a n00b theory I have that in low restriction loops such as mine, too much flow (as in the MCP35X2 at high speed) can work against the effectiveness of the loop. Or maybe I'm just full of it. I dunno. biggrin.gif

Stephen at swiftech was saying above 2.5gpm you can get turbulence in radiators and at that point it may help to run radiators in parallel.

So far I have two data points on one block which says that 2.7gpm is 0.7 deg C better than 2.1gpm on that block. We'll see how it goes, it's possible that some blocks just don't like high flow!
     
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Stephen at swiftech was saying above 2.5gpm you can get turbulence in radiators and at that point it may help to run radiators in parallel.
So far I have two data points on one block which says that 2.7gpm is 0.7 deg C better than 2.1gpm on that block. We'll see how it goes, it's possible that some blocks just don't like high flow!

As I understand it, turbulant flow is significantly better through radiators as it increases heat transfer and laminar flow is better through tubing as it decreases resistance.
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