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Added another 240mm radiator into my loop and it did not drop temps. How come?

post #1 of 20
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I added a 240mm radiator into my loop so now I have

240mm + 240mm + 120mm

and my load temps are still the same. I am only cooling a 2500k @ 4.8ghz and 1.4-1.41v

Shouldnt load temps drop a little?
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Originally Posted by Vodkacooling View Post

I added a 240mm radiator into my loop so now I have
240mm + 240mm + 120mm
and my load temps are still the same. I am only cooling a 2500k @ 4.8ghz and 1.4-1.41v
Shouldnt load temps drop a little?

Nope. For a single CPU running at voltages safe for 24/7 use, another 240 won't make a difference at all.

I suggest you start buying some waterblocks for your other parts, you've got a good 360mm of radiator to put to use.
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Plus, you are probably hitting close to your ambient temp and you can't go lower than your ambient temp. when water-cooling.
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I was literally about to do the same thing. i have a 240 and a 120 and was going to add another 240.

Guess i will just wait until i block my GPU.
    
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Dang lol. Well that totally sucks. That means I pretty much wasted money on a the second radiator and fittings. lol.

I was thinking of getting a 7970 and putting a water block on it. But that is expensive!
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I almost feel like my temps may have increased a little bit.
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post #7 of 20
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Dang lol. Well that totally sucks. That means I pretty much wasted money on a the second radiator and fittings. lol.
I was thinking of getting a 7970 and putting a water block on it. But that is expensive!

It's not totally wasted....you could probably run that loop with 1 fan on the lowest setting, you've got so much passive heat dissipation going on. I suggest you start playing with your fan speeds and see what happens.
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It's not totally wasted....you could probably run that loop with 1 fan on the lowest setting, you've got so much passive heat dissipation going on. I suggest you start playing with your fan speeds and see what happens.

Thats a good idea. I will try that thumb.gif

I can always try and sell the radiator and see how much I can get back for it.

Its a black ice GT

Would resistance in my loop cause a temp increase? Im wondering why temps may have gone up.
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post #9 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vodkacooling View Post

Thats a good idea. I will try that thumb.gif
I can always try and sell the radiator and see how much I can get back for it.
Its a black ice GT
Would resistance in my loop cause a temp increase? Im wondering why temps may have gone up.

i have the same rad and was told it isn't that good. (its the one i haven't added yet)
What are the other two rads + block you have?
    
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The good news is that you are all set on radiator capacity when you get ready to add your GPU to the loop. wink.gif
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