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Just yesterday I played around with my new water cooling loop as some of you may already know. I was using a D5 pump that went to a swiftech 360mm extreme radiator then out to my XSPC raystorm CPU block, and finally back to my bay reservoir/pump. I was using artic silver 5 and I was kind of fiddling around with overclocking my i7 3770K. Well I wasn't able to get very good temps at the OC I wanted, so I threw on a second 360mm rad to the loop and tried to see what my new temps were.

Much to my amazement, the temps were higher by about 6-7 degrees C at stock speeds at IDLE on my i7 3770K (which was 30C and is now 38-40C) and 10 degrees at full load ( it was 75C - 80C and now it is 90C). Now my flow rate is still fine, and water is moving through the whole loop, so I decided it was a fluke and I installed the indigo extreme ETI sticker. It actually lowered my temps by about 5 degrees, but I am still getting 35C at idle and 86C at full load which is still a lot warmer then it was a few days ago.

Even stranger still, my ambient temps are lower today than they were two days ago when I took my initial temps.

Any thoughts?
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Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post

Just yesterday I played around with my new water cooling loop as some of you may already know. I was using a D5 pump that went to a swiftech 360mm extreme radiator then out to my XSPC raystorm CPU block, and finally back to my bay reservoir/pump. I was using artic silver 5 and I was kind of fiddling around with overclocking my i7 3770K. Well I wasn't able to get very good temps at the OC I wanted, so I threw on a second 360mm rad to the loop and tried to see what my new temps were.
Much to my amazement, the temps were higher by about 6-7 degrees C at stock speeds at IDLE on my i7 3770K (which was 30C and is now 38-40C) and 10 degrees at full load ( it was 75C - 80C and now it is 90C). Now my flow rate is still fine, and water is moving through the whole loop, so I decided it was a fluke and I installed the indigo extreme ETI sticker. It actually lowered my temps by about 5 degrees, but I am still getting 35C at idle and 86C at full load which is still a lot warmer then it was a few days ago.
Even stranger still, my ambient temps are lower today than they were two days ago when I took my initial temps.
Any thoughts?

-That rad has a restrictive flow
-The pump is too weak and can't push water fast enough
-There's air bubbles. -Most plausible-
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-That rad has a restrictive flow
-The pump is too weak and can't push water fast enough
-There's air bubbles. -Most plausible-

The rad shouldn't be a problem because the pump should be strong enough to handle the restriction. At least I have been lead to believe that the D5 pump can move enough water to add two more rads and still be fine.

Air bubbles are a possibility, but I feel fairly confident I got enough of them out to prevent this big of a temperature discrepancy. In all my previous loops, the temps were only off by maybe about 5 degrees C, in this case with a 10 degree difference I would assume that it would be something more complex then that.



I also want to add that my second radiator has been mounted vertically. I don't think that would make a bit of difference, but I thought I would at least post it.
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