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I recently finished building my computer, only it was before I was introduced to overclock.net. I built the computer and sadly cooled it with a Zalman Res. One PLUS liquid cooling system. I have it setup like this:

Res Out -> CPU (E6700) -> Thermaltake Racing Radiator -> BFG 7950 (1) -> BFG 7950 (2) {SLi Setup} -> Res In

I have my processor overclocked right now to exactly 3500 Mhz, but my temps are coming up in the Thermal Analysis Tool when put under 100% load on both cores in the low 70s (C).

Is there anything I can do, aside from building a custom water cooling system from the ground up, to lower the temps of my CPU? I'd like to get it up to 3800, maybe even more, but I feel as though my current setup is going to limit me from going that high.

Thanks in advance!!
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Originally Posted by Lamborghini2121 View Post
I recently finished building my computer, only it was before I was introduced to overclock.net. I built the computer and sadly cooled it with a Zalman Res. One PLUS liquid cooling system. I have it setup like this:

Res Out -> CPU (E6700) -> Thermaltake Racing Radiator -> BFG 7950 (1) -> BFG 7950 (2) {SLi Setup} -> Res In

I have my processor overclocked right now to exactly 3500 Mhz, but my temps are coming up in the Thermal Analysis Tool when put under 100% load on both cores in the low 70s (C).

Is there anything I can do, aside from building a custom water cooling system from the ground up, to lower the temps of my CPU? I'd like to get it up to 3800, maybe even more, but I feel as though my current setup is going to limit me from going that high.

Thanks in advance!!
Go res-pump-rad-cpu and then the other blocks, might help...EDIT: And shorten your hoses so they are not over long..
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post #3 of 11
I've always found it best to have the radidator right before the reservior. I am not sure of the flow rate of that kit but you might want to think about putting a "Y" or a "T" in so that your GPUs and CPU each get their own coolant lines. Works fine in custom job with a good pump I know.
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The pump is in the res. It's fanless and the pump comes inside it and pre-assembled. Does anybody know if the pump that it comes with is very powerful?


EDIT!!:

Here's some info about the reserator (radiator, reservoir, and pump). I'm new to pumps and custom water cooling systems, so can anybody tell if this pump is my problem?

FROM ZALMANUSA.COM:

“Reserator” is a compound word derived from ‘Reservoir’ and ‘Radiator’- it acts as a reservoir while radiating heat. This product works well with natural convection and integrates a water pump inside for convenience.

- Dissipation Area : 1,274m2
- Weight : 6.5kg
- Dimensions : 150(L) x 150(W) x 592(H)mm
- Material : Anodized Pure Aluminum
- Coolant Capacity : Max. 2.5L
- Integrated Water Pump : 5 W, Qmax 300L/h
(A type: 230V-50Hz, B type: 120V-60Hz,
C type: 220V-60Hz, D type: 110V-60Hz)
- Maximum Lift : 0.5m
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The max lift (also known as the head) is a good judge of pumping power. Which is .5 meters. So you could pump water upto a half a mter above the pump...which isn't much, but i think you would be ok puting the extra lines in.

Still even with out the extra lines I think you'd get better cooling with...

Res/Pump->CPU->GPUs->Rad->back to Res/Pump
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The pump is in the res. It's fanless and the pump comes inside it and pre-assembled. Does anybody know if the pump that it comes with is very powerful?


EDIT!!:

Here's some info about the reserator (radiator, reservoir, and pump). I'm new to pumps and custom water cooling systems, so can anybody tell if this pump is my problem?

FROM ZALMANUSA.COM:

“Reserator†is a compound word derived from ‘Reservoir’ and ‘Radiator’- it acts as a reservoir while radiating heat. This product works well with natural convection and integrates a water pump inside for convenience.

- Dissipation Area : 1,274m2
- Weight : 6.5kg
- Dimensions : 150(L) x 150(W) x 592(H)mm
- Material : Anodized Pure Aluminum
- Coolant Capacity : Max. 2.5L
- Integrated Water Pump : 5 W, Qmax 300L/h
(A type: 230V-50Hz, B type: 120V-60Hz,
C type: 220V-60Hz, D type: 110V-60Hz)
- Maximum Lift : 0.5m

That is a very weak pump, especially the head of only half a meter...I really don't like a pump with less then 10' ft of head...Head is more or less equal to pressure in the loop...Can you change the pump out easily.....One of these would help a lot...Danger Den :: Pumps :: Danger Den DDC-12V
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post #7 of 11
I don't know if it would be that easy to change the pump as it's some how built into the "reserator". You'd have to just chop it out and get a new reservior and pump.

But for just "T"ing the lines it should be good. Just try to add a little tubing as possible. For most people 10ft is a little execesive though. Heh...though the one I have is 15ft.
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If I really were to go with this pump, would I notice much of a difference? I'm running 3/8" lines right now. I just want to make sure that I'm not just spending money because I just got paid. LOL!!

Also, you can't really change the reserator. The pump is built into it, so the way it is right now is how it's going to unfortunately have to stay. I wouldn't mind paying around $75 for the pump though. Are there any recommendations though for possibly one that's even better? I'm looking to have a silent computer, as that's one of the main reasons I went with this Zalman system.
post #9 of 11
even a cheap aqua via pump would give a large boost...and those run around $20.

but if your going to do it...do it right and get good pump. That danger den one is deffinately a good one.
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Originally Posted by Lamborghini2121 View Post
If I really were to go with this pump, would I notice much of a difference? I'm running 3/8" lines right now. I just want to make sure that I'm not just spending money because I just got paid. LOL!!

Also, you can't really change the reserator. The pump is built into it, so the way it is right now is how it's going to unfortunately have to stay. I wouldn't mind paying around $75 for the pump though. Are there any recommendations though for possibly one that's even better? I'm looking to have a silent computer, as that's one of the main reasons I went with this Zalman system.

The only problem is that your going to have to dis-connect the pump you have in it now...They wont play nice together and will screw up the flow...
I don't mean to cut off the voltage to it, but to remove the tubing and cut off the power to...So if you are not able to chop your way into it to do that it's not going to work...
The only problem you might have with the 18 Watt DDC is it might be to powerful for your water blocks..I would hate to see it blow out your seals...
If you can mount a external pump you might want to use one of these instead...You can adjust the flow on these with a built in rheostat...1 is lowest 5 is highest.. Start low and increase pressure to make sure it doesn't blow out your blocks...You will need 1/2" - 3/8" step down barbs for it...Danger Den :: Pumps :: Danger Den DDC-12V
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