So I recently bit the bullet and put together my first water cooling loop. As of right now I'm only cooling the CPU using a Raystorm block, Alphacool ST30, and Koollance version of the D5 and their top. Without overclocking and running at the "turbo" speed of 3.8 I was sitting at 27C. It's a drop from my air cooling, but only by a few degrees. I wasn't sure if this seems normal or if I should look at resetting the thermal paste (Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra). Since the temps were lower I went ahead and decided to overclock a little bit. Having never done it before I started off small and at 4.4Ghz with CPU-Z listing my Core Voltage at 1.048 and CoreTemp reading VID at 1.342. With the new overclock after running Prime95 for only about an hour I was sitting at about high 30s to low 40s C. Anyone have any suggestions, tips, or comments? They are appreciated and thanks in advance!
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4/4/13 at 6:33am