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post #1 of 24
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Just setup my first water cooling loop. Currently, I've only got my CPU watercooled, and I'm wondering if my load temps are good.

My CPU is i7 3930k stock clocks (Haven't overclocked yet because my RAM is out for RMA, and I'm using some old crappy RAM)

Idle temps are around 25-30c

My setup is:

Koolance CPU-370 w/ included thermal paste
XSPC RX360 Radiator with 3x Scythe AP-15s pull
Swiftech MCP655-B Pump
1/2"ID tubing
Distilled Water

Load temps after ~2 hours of Prime95 (Columns are Value - Min - Max):
165
Edited by DRatchet - 12/31/11 at 12:16pm
post #2 of 24
Seems hot!
 
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post #3 of 24
Don't know if those temps are high to be honest, but if you think so, why not try tilting the case around to see if there's any trapped air?

After if theres no trapped air try re-mounting the CPU block, could be a bad mount. Or is that variable speed pump? maybe try adjusting the speed if you can, see what happens.
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for only 2 hours, yeah it seems pretty hot indeed. i would try re-applying the thermal paste. but get some better paste this time, go with mx-2/mx-3 or indigo xtreme.
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I've got a feeling it could be the TIM. The amount included with the CPU-370 was very little, and the 3930k is a big chip. I'm pretty sure I got all the trapped air out.

Also, the pump is not a variable speed pump. I will try remounting the block when I get some good TIM. All I've got on hand is Arctic Silver 5.
post #6 of 24
Dude... I've been playing BF3 for about an hour now and I'm on air cooling presently. I also have all of the panels off of my NZXT Phantom case because I'm in the process of starting my new build. My temps never go over 28c on my FX-8150 with all 8 cores OCed to 4.4GHz.

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EDIT: I should add that I ALWAYS lap my CPU (correctly) and I only use Direct Heat Pipe heatsinks. I'm currently using the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. Just my two cents... but I would rethink your build and find the cause. No sense in paying the money we do and settling for those temps.
Edited by LuckyDuck69 - 12/31/11 at 5:04pm
post #7 of 24
I don't think 60 hottest core is bad at all for prime. You doing small, large or blend? Small will bring the heat up the highest. Honestly if its within spec it doesn't matter. You'll never see those load temps anyway outside of prime. Crank the juice up now
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I was looking at some temps with an H80 at with a 3930k and they were sitting around 70-75 full load. so i think thats a little warm
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post #9 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by connorman51 View Post

I was looking at some temps with an H80 at with a 3930k and they were sitting around 70-75 full load. so i think thats a little warm

Were those prime numbers? 15 - 20 c is a lot. His hottest core is 60. Mostly sitting around 55 I don't get why that's bad at full load...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LuckyDuck69 View Post

Dude... I've been playing BF3 for about an hour now and I'm on air cooling presently. I also have all of the panels off of my NZXT Phantom case because I'm in the process of starting my new build. My temps never go over 28c on my FX-8150 with all 8 cores OCed to 4.4GHz..

Try running Prime95, or something else that loads up all 8 cores of your CPU.
Games put very little load on the CPU, and don't even use all of the cores, so comparing your temps while gaming to someones full load temps is meaningless.
Edited by Caleal - 1/1/12 at 1:41pm
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