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post #1 of 90
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So few things I have done:
- Bled the system, no air in it at all
- Reseated the CPU block like 10 times already
- Switched pump speeds from minimum to full

Reservoir is filled near full, my order for things is Reservoir->Pump->Radiator->CPU->Reservoir

Basicly I'm getting insane temps, pretty much same as my air or even higher.

IBT shoots them up all the way to 78/91/92/84
Prime95 on Blend "only" manages 73/83/83/75

In theory I should be looking at around ~73-75C max temps under Prime with these voltages (1.496V max under load).

Any tips on improving? What could be wrong? Or is the Thermalright TrueSpirit just that frickin awesome that it makes water cooling look ****?

It also looked like my CPU is really curved when I switched motherboards, that is why the insane temperature differences propably.
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post #2 of 90
That definitely doesn't sound right at all if you you said you have done is true. What components are you using exactly? And are you sure you have the block on there nice and tight? I have to crank on mine pretty good to get it all the way on there. Also, what fans and rad are you using?
post #3 of 90
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Originally Posted by Cole S View Post

That definitely doesn't sound right at all if you you said you have done is true. What components are you using exactly? And are you sure you have the block on there nice and tight? I have to crank on mine pretty good to get it all the way on there. Also, what fans and rad are you using?

2500K @ 5GHz, 1.46V in BIOS, goes upto 1.496V under full load in IBT/Prime
AsRock Z77 Extreme 4 (The one in my sig assploded itself yesterday so had to buy a new one)
You can find all the parts in the loop in this pic http://stigez.com/ocn/waterz.png
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Did you apply thermal paste?
post #5 of 90
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Did you apply thermal paste?

Yes? biggrin.gif
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post #6 of 90
That sounds pretty high on the temps. You seem to have run down the problem areas pretty well. Have you checked the rate of flow in the loop? Maybe you have a restriction in there somewhere. My temps never get that high on my system and I have two video cards and the motherboard in my loop as well. Pull the top off of the block & make sure it's not plugged up with debris or something.
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post #7 of 90
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That sounds pretty high on the temps. You seem to have run down the problem areas pretty well. Have you checked the rate of flow in the loop? Maybe you have a restriction in there somewhere. My temps never get that high on my system and I have two video cards and the motherboard in my loop as well. Pull the top off of the block & make sure it's not plugged up with debris or something.

I got no real tools to check the flow but the water in reservoir is "gushing" pretty well so it really looks like it is flowing more than fine.

I'll try check the block if everything is OK with it.
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post #8 of 90
Did you remove the protective film from the block?
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post #9 of 90
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Did you remove the protective film from the block?

Sounds like the "Did you put thermal paste" biggrin.gif

Yes, I did indeed.

EDIT: Few pics when I opened up the CPU block




Is it me or does that hole look so tiny? It is about 1mm wide.
All the incoming flow goes through that single whole in the middle, I guess that goo in there didn't help the flow much lol
Edited by Stige - 1/17/13 at 4:56am
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post #10 of 90
My first reaction would be to say something is restricting water flow... Personally I would check the flow through the rad.
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