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Gtx 680 w/ XSPC waterblock, Temps hitting 70C!!

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Hey guys so I bought a gtx 680 off ebay, and works good, and also bought a gtx 680 xspc waterblock off ebay, it had all the thermal pads, etc, but there was some blue stuff all over it when i got it, which i think was coolant. I flushed it out in the sink, however when i put it on it was hitting 77C, so i re set it, using the paste included in the rasa kit, and now hitting 70C, so i am not sure, does the WB sound to be broken, or what? Shouldnt be hitting these temps with watercooling, my 7970+wb never went above 55C way oc'ed. Same setup, 2 360rads, mcp35x pump, and flashed the loop twice as well.

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post #3 of 46
I'd say flush it out the best you can. Maybe there's a particle stuck, or something. Sure sounds like it's non functioning to me.

Try warm/hot distilled water. I've found it's not nearly as harsh as vinegar and it can break up particles a bit better than room temp. What I personally did when I had a clogged block is I heated up some distilled water to a decent temperature. Then I hooked the pump into the block, and put the out into an empty bowl. I ran about 2 gallons through the block before I started seeing specs in the "dirty" water. This method takes a while, but I've had success with it. Just be patient.


Good luck!
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Can I do it somehow without the pump? Only have one and don't want to unhook it.
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post #5 of 46
Personally I think your best bet is doing it with the pump. Since you added that block to your loop, I figure you really need to flush your entire loop. Honestly, that looks like hard water stains to me. I'd ask the guy if he used tap water.
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There's obviously something very wrong, as I just got this block and haven't passed 45C at full load with a decent OC (1 360 rad and CPU is cooled too). Something is obviously clogged. The pump method seems like a good idea, so I'd give that a shot first. Good luck!!
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I would take the block apart and clean it properly, like with a toothbrush.
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post #8 of 46
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I'm afraid to take it apart getting the oring back in the right way and everything I took a 6970 ek wb apart before and ug. I'm rinsing it with hot water continually for five minutes shaking etc. I got so e vinegar and hot distilled in it now soaking while I go to school. However, does the wb hold much water? Mean it filled with little water but idk. Should I maybe after I let it soak but hot water with a few drops of bleach? The guy who sold it won't respond so prplly start a dispute.
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well with mine im hitting ~65 during stress tests so maybe we have a similar problem, following to see the result.
    
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post #10 of 46
Personally, I'd just tear the block down. Putting the O-ring back in isn't hard at all. I just sold 2 water blocks recently and tore them down and cleaned them before shipping.

Once you have the block apart, just get some tomato ketchup squirt it on the block, let it sit there for 5 minutes, then take an old tooth brush and scrub that junk off. Use some warm tap water too. You should be able to clean the plexi part with just water and a paper towel. Then once you have it clean, rinse it with distilled water and reassemble. Put the O-ring back in (don't stretch it, just place it in the channel), and set the plexi back on top of it and just barely put all the screws back in. Then slowly tighten the screws, skipping every other or every third one so the plexi goes down evenly.

Be sure to use ketchup and warm water and the tooth brush on the fittings as well. That should make those blocks sparkle and clean out any gunk.
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