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Weird CPU cooling problem, please help.

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Hello, my specs are Gigabyte UD3H MOBO, 3570K CPU, GTX850 GPU, Corsair Dominator Plat 2X4GB RAM and Enermax 900W PSU.
At first I thought the CPU was faulty because the computer turns on but restarts after a few seconds so I sent it to the store I bought it from but they said it isn't faulty. Now, the guy at the repair shop says when he removes my water cooling system (GTX 240 Rad, 2 Corsair SPP fans, XSPC pump/res combo, and Koolance 370 water block) and puts the stock heat sink the computer works perfectly fine. He says the issue is either that the waterblock is applying too much pressure on the motherboard or that the CPU is undercooling?!?! so is that even possible? I really like my watercooling system and I spent a lot of money on it so what could be the actual problem here?
post #2 of 11
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Is it because my watercooler is over kill for the CPU? I normally get temps around 15 degree Celsius. I will try replacing the fans with slow ones see how it goes.
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by XtremePhysX View Post

He says the issue is either that the waterblock is applying too much pressure on the motherboard or that the CPU is undercooling?!?!

wat.

Waterblock isn't applying too much pressure.
CPU is not undercooling. -160c is usually okay LOL..
You either have bad grounds, weak PSU, poorly seated or bad RAM, or a loose connection somewhere (CPU 4+4 pin)
Since it's now running fine... - Put your wc setup back on and take your computer home. Lol.
The only issue putting the stock cooler back on would remedy is overheating VRMs, which is not likely on a gigabyte UD3H board.
Edited by Z32 - 11/14/12 at 8:50pm
    
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I'm really sick of my computer, been trying to fix it for 3 months now frown.gif I'm using an extension cable for he CPU power so I'll replace that and see. The problem is that the computer restarts so quickly that the thermal compound doesn't have enough time to spread or something...
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By the way, if I keep the stock cooler for now, does the CPU over heat if I play BF3?
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I've seen it overheat plenty of times on the stock intel cooler.
Lol people pinned at 98c at LAN parties x_X.
    
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post #7 of 11
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so no BF3 for me frown.gif
**** it, im gonna put my watercooler on!
will check all connections and ****, this guy at the repair shop is a noob... but he is super cheap
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I fixed it smile.gif
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Was it just the 4+4 cpu extension? smile.gif
    
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Was it just the 4+4 cpu extension? smile.gif

No, it was a very stupid problem which shows that the technician is a total noob. You know how u need 3x3 sets of screws to screw the motherboard to the case? The repair guy had only one screw in the top row so the motherboard was pending when we put the heavy Koolance 370 waterblock lololol
I overclocked the CPU to 4GHz, was very stable with temps around the 40-50 degrees with prime 95 on. I'm a noob overclocker so I did a safe OC by changing the multiplier to 40. I tried changing the base clock frequency to 102 (2% increase) but the computer freezes so I will just leave it at 100x40 which is more than enough.
Enjoying BF3 at the moment, couldn't play it on my laptop while my computer wasn't working for 3 months, all I could play on the laptop was SC2, I hate that game!
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