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Very dissappointed with koolance aquian. load temps 10c higher!!

post #1 of 23
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Well, i just received my new koolance aquian internal water cooler, and i must say im pretty dissappointed with the results.

First off, the sensor that comes with the unit is about 20c lower than the actual temperature, so it cant adjust the fan properly.

Second, and most importantly, my temps are much higher than with my BT!!! I used to idle at about 39c, now i idle at 46c!!! My loads used to be about 48c-50c, now there almost 60c!!!!
I did use artic silver, i tried both methods of applying it, the long rice grain, and the light covering over the whole chip. I reseated it numerous times, i just dont get it!!!

Any ideas on what i could be, or should i just stick to my BT!!!

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post #2 of 23
High end air > Low end water cooling.. You arnt gonna beat a BT unless your go 100% custom and spend quite a bit of money.

Your better of with the BT unless u can afford 200$ water cooling.. I spent 250$ on watercooling with SLI gpu blocks... and my temps were the same.

(never going watercooling again)
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post #3 of 23
Or if you get a Tuniq tower 120 =)

Sorry for your loss. Did you ask around before you bought it?
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post #4 of 23
Why I havent heard of this exact water cooling kit, if it was cheap then it probably is worse than the BT, alot of cheap watercooling kits are.
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post #5 of 23
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i read some review on it and it got pretty good marks. I paid $180 from new egg, but if its not up to par, im going to return it, and probably get the tuniq tower 120.

I just made an adjustment on the mounting per a new egg review, so i'll see if that helps.
How many thermal cycles should i go through to know the as5 is working 100%


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post #6 of 23
A Koolance isn't the greatest cooler in the world but it should do better then that...Isn't the one you have wedge shaped? Do you have more in your loop then just the CPU?

Make sure you are not kinking any of the hoses...How does the AS5 look when you take your block off? Does it look like the block is setting even on your IHS?

There has to be something not quite right with it to have that poor cooling......EDIT: If you send it back ..We can fix you up with a good rig for that price...
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post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by ira-k View Post
A Koolance isn't the greatest cooler in the world but it should do better then that...Isn't the one you have wedge shaped? Do you have more in your loop then just the CPU?

Make sure you are not kinking any of the hoses...How does the AS5 look when you take your block off? Does it look like the block is setting even on your IHS?

There has to be something not quite right with it to have that poor cooling......EDIT: If you send it back ..We can fix you up with a good rig for that price...
It is the wedge shape, and i only have the cpu in the loop

the as5 is covered evenly around the chip and cpu block when i look at it.

I just found the tuniq tower 120 on new egg, i might give that a shot, at least i can do some comparison tests, lol.

Today is just not my day!!

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I would return it.
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Originally Posted by ultravorx View Post
It is the wedge shape, and i only have the cpu in the loop

the as5 is covered evenly around the chip and cpu block when i look at it.

I just found the tuniq tower 120 on new egg, i might give that a shot, at least i can do some comparison tests, lol.

Today is just not my day!!

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I hear you Buddy, we all have days like that... If you do decide to try water again come talk to us and we will set you up with a good rig...Best of luck to you...
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post #10 of 23
How much AS5 did you use? You should try redoing it. A Koolance setup should be doing better than that. Give us a link to what kit you are talking about.

:edit: and before you all start mouthing off about how awesome your little air coolers are, please do your homework. Thanks!
    
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