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Alright so atm I have this set up in push/pull and when specifically playing the game APB:Reloaded with my i5 2500k boosted to 4.5GHz I am getting around 85c, even jumped to 98c for a sec, yes very scary. I am looking at this liquid cooling block. I am not sure if it's just me or if I set it up wrong or what but I want cool temperatures when running intense games on this cpu clock. Can someone help me out, whether i'm doing something wrong with the other cooler or if this water cooling block is the best choice for the money. Also i'm not sure how I would go about setting this up so a link to a tutorial would be great as well.

-Austin
post #2 of 10
The raystorm is a great cpu block for the money.

With that said however, those temps seem very high even for an air cooler, especially since you are gaming and not stress testing. I recently set up a friend's 2500k OC for him and at 4.5Ghz with a hyper 212+ cooler (a $25 or so cooler) he was under 70C when stress testing with intel burn test. Have you pulled your heat sink off to make sure it's making good contact with the cpu (check how the paste has spread out under it)? What are your ambient temperatures like? Are you in a very hot room?
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The raystorm is a great cpu block for the money.
With that said however, those temps seem very high even for an air cooler, especially since you are gaming and not stress testing. I recently set up a friend's 2500k OC for him and at 4.5Ghz with a hyper 212+ cooler (a $25 or so cooler) he was under 70C when stress testing with intel burn test. Have you pulled your heat sink off to make sure it's making good contact with the cpu (check how the paste has spread out under it)? What are your ambient temperatures like? Are you in a very hot room?

I have not checked the cpu cooler yet, also my room is kinda warm throughout the day because the door is usually shut and at night when I do most gaming it gets fairly warm in the room. and a lil bit of heat seems to radiate out of the computer lol, could warm my hand on it if I needed to. I guess I will check the cpu cooler, also if I set up the push/pull wrong would that F up the cooling that much?
post #4 of 10
In regards to push pull, it could mess things up if you did something like put both fans in push, but I don't know how badly that would mess things up. Are you using two of the same fans?

Can you provide us with your overclock settings: voltages, bclock (assuming you even changed it from stock), multiplier, etc. Did you even set your cpu voltage or is your system setting it for you?

Have you done any stress testing using programs like intel burn test or prime95 to get a good idea of what your temperatures are under a constant load?

By the way, if you are going to water cool and you get a raystorm here is a better price: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=32331 Shipping should be cheaper and faster as well considering they are also located in Florida.

Maybe I should say that no matter what, water cooling will give you better temperatures. However, I feel like your current temperatures should not be as high as they are with air cooling.
Edited by japanesegorilla - 2/26/12 at 10:33am
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In regards to push pull, it could mess things up if you did something like put both fans in push, but I don't know how badly that would mess things up. Are you using two of the same fans?
Can you provide us with your overclock settings: voltages, bclock (assuming you even changed it from stock), multiplier, etc. Did you even set your cpu voltage or is your system setting it for you?
Have you done any stress testing using programs like intel burn test or prime95 to get a good idea of what your temperatures are under a constant load?
By the way, if you are going to water cool and you get a raystorm here is a better price: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=32331 Shipping should be cheaper and faster as well considering they are also located in Florida.
Maybe I should say that no matter what, water cooling will give you better temperatures. However, I feel like your current temperatures should not be as high as they are with air cooling.

I have the same size, 92mm fans but different company. I have since reverted back to default settings but I had it at 4.5GHz, VID 1.350v, The BCLK stayed at 100MHz (default). Sorry new to OC'ing. Also here is another thread I made about Overclocking if u have the knowledge, a reply would be appreciated aswell
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post #7 of 10
I put a Raystorm into my new build, haven't powered it up yet so not sure on temps, but there are reviews around. You can check one out on Martin's Liquid Lab, great site for water cooling info.

I think the block was great for the money based on all the info I've researched on it. I have no actual real world experience with it yet, but will later today. I'm confident that my build based on this block will perform pretty well thumb.gif

That being said, I think your temps are pretty high too, even for that overclock. Heatsink seated properly? Fans definitely running? Heatsink not dirty/dusty?
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post #8 of 10
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I put a Raystorm into my new build, haven't powered it up yet so not sure on temps, but there are reviews around. You can check one out on Martin's Liquid Lab, great site for water cooling info.
I think the block was great for the money based on all the info I've researched on it. I have no actual real world experience with it yet, but will later today. I'm confident that my build based on this block will perform pretty well thumb.gif
That being said, I think your temps are pretty high too, even for that overclock. Heatsink seated properly? Fans definitely running? Heatsink not dirty/dusty?

Thanks for the link. Also the heatsink is on correctly and the fans are deffinatley working, seeing as it gets pretty loud when these fans are on 90%.
post #9 of 10
You will not go wrong with a Raystorm. I love mine! With a 360rad + a 6950 watercooled, I get around 30C idle. 54 AT MOST MAX. Again keep in mind I have a 6950 plugged up.
post #10 of 10
What Temp you getting outside? Here in New Port Richey (near Clearwater) we are getting 66F.
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