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ok, im using the basic Bigwater SE with normal paste, and im gettin 48 celcius idle, and almost 60 load, i think ill try AS5 nxt, but what else can help me
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post #2 of 41
bummer those water cooling kits arent all that great but still, what kind of voltage are you running and when you applied the as5 how much did you put on there

if you lap everything itll help some and well i cant think of much else, ensure you have good air flow to the rad may help if you dont allready

edit: and how old is it make sure there arent a bunch of dust and stuff built up onyour rad that ll kill tmeps
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post #3 of 41
Check to see that all air has been expelled from your loop. It will form pockets in higher runs of lines or at the inlets and outlets of the blocks. I would highly recommend switching to AS5 as its a different blend from the so called normal thermal paste. Also sounds like your block may not be seated correctly as well. Try that out first and if it doesn't help pm me and we can walk through any other things to get it going. You shouldn't expect massive differences from high end air with that kit as its not optimized for high end systems.
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alright ill do all that, prolly take me awhile tho, but ill see how it works
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post #5 of 41
You got some good advise there Buddy....The only thing I can add is to use a pencil or your finger to tap on your tubing to see if you can work anymore bubbles out....They like to hide in your fittings sometimes...
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post #6 of 41
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i bought some AS5 online yesterday, and im gonna try adding more fans to my case
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Don't use too much AS5.
    
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thats crazy i have a blue orb 2 with artic silver and i idle around 32c and load at 38c i am 2.6.there must be something wrong with ur setup
    
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post #9 of 41
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Originally Posted by an51r View Post
thats crazy i have a blue orb 2 with artic silver and i idle around 32c and load at 38c i am 2.6.there must be something wrong with ur setup

He messed up and got a cheap WC rig..They are not as good as high end air....
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post #10 of 41
You didn't describe how your fan and rad were situation in the case. Make sure you're drawing air from outside the case into the radiator. Also, putting a more powerful fan on the radiator is the best way to improve the cooling of a system.
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