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Hey all! Hope everyone is doing great.

I finally finished my build after almost a month! Very sick, and love the look of it. Well, I got windows 7 ultimate installed, and checked out my temps.

Idle:

GPU(gtx 680 hydrocoppper): 36c
CPU (Ivy Bridge 3770k): 42c

I noticed right off the back, that these temperatures are way to warm for the loop I have.

If I am bench marking with it, say with Heaven 3.0, I find that my GPU Temperatures are through the roof! 98c+! I instantly turn off the benchmark and they shoot back down. The odd thing is, is that my CPU is only reaching about 45c, which is again too high for my liking.

I let all air out of the system, at least that I know of. I did almost 36 hours of leak testing/leaking air. So I think that really isn't a problem, but I am not 100% sure. Here is what I think the problem is, maybe I am wrong.

My radiators are Swiftech 360 eXtreme Performance, and Swiftech 120mm eXtreme Performance with a MCP655 pump at highest setting. The fins for thje radiators are very dense close to each other and require high amounts of airflow. I am using NZXT Performance fans as push/pull for both rads, and they are only 1300 rpm / 47 cfm.

Could this be the problem? I'm honestly kind of stumped.

Thanks for reading!thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Rokinon View Post

If I am bench marking with it, say with Heaven 3.0, I find that my GPU Temperatures are through the roof! 98c+! I instantly turn off the benchmark and they shoot back down. The odd thing is, is that my CPU is only reaching about 45c, which is again too high for my liking.

Relatively speaking I'm a water cooling noob, but the fact that your GPU reaches extremely high temps while your cpu doesn't tells me that the GPU block isn't seated properly. Have you checked to make sure it's properly set up?

Hopefully others here can help you out, as I've got limited experience with loops, even though I have my own.
Edited by i7monkey - 5/7/12 at 12:07am
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Thanks for reply buddy. The card came with the block installed. How could I do this. Thanks.
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GPU block not on properly.
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post #5 of 29
Hey man ...

Could you upload a few pix of the rig in question as that will help us maybe spot a fault ...

Other things to consider is possibly a bad mounting of the GPU block ... Fans with a higher static pressure\cfm ...


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Thanks for replies everyone! Here is a picture of how the pc sits right now.

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I would personally contact EVGA and talk to them about getting an RMA going.

 

Considering your CPU temps look pretty good, it only leads me to believe that your card has a bad mount. Since it came like that to begin with, nothing you can really do but talk to them about an RMA or see if they can give you some things to try.

 
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Think I might just sell it, and go with a air cooled card. Sick of dealing problems lol. Ill try and see what happens
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Dang that build is sick! It could be an bad seating, our there could be junk left in the block. You could try flushing out the block and see if that works.

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