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I'm quite sure this has been done before, it may have even been posted. Figuring I didn't want to completely toast my cpu, nor did I want to spend a grip on new supplies, my dumb @$$ decided to try an easier way of dropping my temps, even if only for a few hours. The diagram below shows 4 cups of water in a measuring cup(pyrex) with a little over one standard tray of ice cubes, mixed with 3 tablespoons of table salt.

Step 1: Placed 7 inches of remaining tubing(3/8in.) from the back of my case into the measuring cup.(Had to raise the HydroCool 200 5 inches from the desk top)

Step 2: Waited for 15 minutes as Speedfan showed a 12C drop in idle times. Had to let the temps stabilize to get an accurate measurement.(also, tested previous temps to get a before and after baseline)

Step 3: Ran the OCCT test for 1hr. and 30min.(attached pictures tell the results)

Cheap yes. Easy yes. Been done before? I'm sure, but man did it give me a few ideas... 12C drop at full load, I'm sure of it...

    
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Particular Stand-Alone Kit was the Corsair HydroCool 200. Single fan/Radiator, 3/8 tubing, 120gph pump... Old school cooler.
    
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hmm i didn't know that you could get OCCT to test both cores of the cpu...
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not sure about that, was just the easiest program to get the temps up. Oddly enough, on speedfan, it shows 100 percent on both cores during the testing. Is this correct?
    
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not sure about that, was just the easiest program to get the temps up. Oddly enough, on speedfan, it shows 100 percent on both cores during the testing. Is this correct?
If it says %100 then it should be correct but check cpu usage with "Windows Task Manager"

Good experiment...
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Checked task manager, took forever to come up while testing for a short few seconds, yes, it shows full load on both cores...
    
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Confirmed, OCCT tests both cores simultaneously... I didn't expect any condensation on my water block, due to the low level decrease in temp. Yet, after close inspection, and the surface area involved with the old school swiftech water block, there are some droplets of condensation on the outside surface. Whoops, that would have been ugly...
    
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post #8 of 18
wow, close call. good job though!
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very small amount of condensation...Over a 4 hour period now,. not too bad...
    
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Nice Nice...didnt think it would be that effective. Woot!
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