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I just set up and ran everything for the first time and am getting 33C idle and like 38C load. Room temp is 71F (~22C). . . i was hopping for mid to upper 20's at least. all temps read with speedfan

My setup is:
Stinger V6
MCP665
Bonniville Rad
1/2" tubing
Swiftech micro res
A5

It flows pump -> CPU -> Rad -> Res -> pump

any ideas? . . A5 has been on for a week but my comp has not been on/rest of system not set up (damned finals)


edit>> core temp ranges from 22 to 38 under light usage

i don't have a shroud but the 2x120 fans blow right through the back of the case into it. . . as in the rad sits flush with the case
 
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Considering you are blowing warm case air through your rad it's not bad, you could do better by mounting your rad elsewhere. Ambient temp plays a big role in your temps. If you get the cooler room air blowing through instead of case air you will see an improvement. You are certainely in the acceptable range with that though, you only have a 5 degree spread from idle to load. The AS5 wile cure over time and give you a bit more but moving the rad will gain you better temps.
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post #3 of 9
Doesnt seem bad to me. However it depends on your clock speed and CPU v-CORE. What is yours set to mate ?

Also what thermal compound are you using..I bet if you where to use AS5 those temps would drop a little more.
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As been said if you could pull cooler room temp air through you rad it might help....
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You will never get load temps in the high 20s without some kind of chilling going on.
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701 View Post
Doesnt seem bad to me. However it depends on your clock speed and CPU v-CORE. What is yours set to mate ?

Also what thermal compound are you using..I bet if you where to use AS5 those temps would drop a little more.
I am using AS5 and Im at stock right now . . . though i hope to break 3.0 with this setup. . . i think im going to add another 3 120 fans and see if i cant get the warm case air out before it reaches the top of my case (tall case lol) . . currently dont have any fans in the front or back @ mobo level but 4x120 above it.
 
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You will never get load temps in the high 20s without some kind of chilling going on.
i was hoping for idle in the mid twenties and load in the lower thirties. . .i guess its just living in FL that kills me lol
 
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post #8 of 9
Thats not too bad. But with a proper shroud you will get your water temps down quite a bit.

Also you can try passing the water through the rad before the cpu instead of the pump. That might lower your temps a tad..

Also what CFM fans do you have on your rad?
    
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Yeah definately go from rad to CPU, you want the coolest water possible to hit the CPU first. And yes Florida does make a difference you lucky @#$%, I am freezing my butt off, it was 13F when I got up this AM. I am idling at 26c and would gladly trade it for a Florida 30!
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