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Do you mean PLL @ 1.823V and not 1.38V?
Anyway, glad you got it sorted out. Regarding your cooling solution, how much "harder" is it to set up the XSPC kit than the Corsair H100/H100i?
With my new CPU, the temps are absolutely horrendous; perhaps it's my thermal paste(?). I'm using the Noctua NH-D1 paste. What is the 'best' thermal paste available nowadays?
If you are using NT-H1 thermal compound I don't think that you will get something better by applying better type of compound
What is your ambient temperature and wot fans you are using - that's thing which counts thumb.gif
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Do you mean PLL @ 1.823V and not 1.38V?
Anyway, glad you got it sorted out. Regarding your cooling solution, how much "harder" is it to set up the XSPC kit than the Corsair H100/H100i?
With my new CPU, the temps are absolutely horrendous; perhaps it's my thermal paste(?). I'm using the Noctua NH-D1 paste. What is the 'best' thermal paste available nowadays?
Sorry about that I was in a rush writing that post. So it was 5ghz pll@ 1.892, & 4.7ghz @1.834.
XSPC is my first water loop. It's great for beginners because it has every single piece you will need for the entire loop for the CPU, and has great cooling performance. It wasn't really much harder than my previous H100, but it was more time consuming. That time needed is research on how to setup,prepare, test, and install. Good research is needed on those to insure a safe installlation and operation. After the research is done it was fairly simple. thumb.gif
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post #13 of 15
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If you are using NT-H1 thermal compound I don't think that you will get something better by applying better type of compound
What is your ambient temperature and wot fans you are using - that's thing which counts thumb.gif

I think my ambient temps are around 23C and I'm using 2 Scythe Ultra Kaze 3000RPM fans (plugged into the pump of the H100). The third fan is the one that came with the H100 and that's spinning at around 1500RPM. The third fan is NOT plugged into the pump and goes directly to my fan controller - this is the "push" fan. The two Kaze fans are the "pull" fans and those are plugged in to the H100. Could this be causing some sort of uneven air-flow that's not cooling the liquid properly?

At 1.360V, I'm hitting 88C on the hottest core with a mild OC of 4.5Ghz. redface.gif

I've already reapplied the paste and reseated the H100 so I'm not sure as to why it is so hot(?).

The 3930K I had before with the H100 barely touched 80C during IBT or Prime95. This one jumps to 80+C within the first 10 seconds of stress-testing. Idle temps seem to be fine (38C on the hottest core) though so that's what is really confusing.
     
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Sorry about that I was in a rush writing that post. So it was 5ghz pll@ 1.892, & 4.7ghz @1.834.
XSPC is my first water loop. It's great for beginners because it has every single piece you will need for the entire loop for the CPU, and has great cooling performance. It wasn't really much harder than my previous H100, but it was more time consuming. That time needed is research on how to setup,prepare, test, and install. Good research is needed on those to insure a safe installlation and operation. After the research is done it was fairly simple. thumb.gif

Oh okay..

Yea I was looking at the XSPC kit but it requires a reservoir and comes with the pump which is great but I don't have 5.25" bays for the reservoir to fit so I'm out of luck there. I would really like to get my CPU cooled properly but I'm really apprehensive about doing a 'custom loop'. I will look into it more.
     
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reservoir and pump usually, when can't be fitted on other way, comes on bottom of the case next to PSU
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