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So I build my first water cooling loop this past winter and loved it...until summer came. I know it's not a problem with my setup because my temperatures were fine until the past few weeks or so. Also, the water itself has started to heat up and now everything like tubing, block, and resevoir are warm to the touch. There's also been a lot of evaporation, and I've had to refill twice now.

By the way, the ambient temperature in my room ranges from 27-32c since my dad's too stubborn to turn on the A/C. My CPU usually idles around high 40s-mid 50s and gets up to high 70s-low 80s at load. For my GPU, it idles at about 30c and reaches 50c at full load. Temps were about 10c better a few months ago.

Anyway, do you guys have any suggestions on things I can do to improve my temperatures? Anything I can do in my room (like add fans, open/close windows, etc). Thanks biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by YouGotJaked View Post

So I build my first water cooling loop this past winter and loved it...until summer came. I know it's not a problem with my setup because my temperatures were fine until the past few weeks or so. Also, the water itself has started to heat up and now everything like tubing, block, and resevoir are warm to the touch. There's also been a lot of evaporation, and I've had to refill twice now.

By the way, the ambient temperature in my room ranges from 27-32c since my dad's too stubborn to turn on the A/C. My CPU usually idles around high 40s-mid 50s and gets up to high 70s-low 80s at load. For my GPU, it idles at about 30c and reaches 50c at full load. Temps were about 10c better a few months ago.

Anyway, do you guys have any suggestions on things I can do to improve my temperatures? Anything I can do in my room (like add fans, open/close windows, etc). Thanks biggrin.gif


That isn't a notably high ambient temp. Has your system been off for extended periods of time? If your systems off then the pump isn't moving any water, so heat will build up VERY easily.

You might consider something like this:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14805/bus-297/Bitspower_Universal_Cooling_After_X-Station_-_Red_LED_BP-XSUCAM-RD.html

And hook your pump up and a fan or 2 up to it.
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Wow, that's pretty hot for a loop actually. Now, this is a custom loop, not a AIO loop right?

Also, what TIM did you use? It is possible that i might of dried up or something. wth.gif The GPU temps sound find though.

I do know that ambient temps will GREATLY affect your temps. More so than with air cooling for some odd reason.
    
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That isn't a notably high ambient temp. Has your system been off for extended periods of time? If your systems off then the pump isn't moving any water, so heat will build up VERY easily.

You might consider something like this:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14805/bus-297/Bitspower_Universal_Cooling_After_X-Station_-_Red_LED_BP-XSUCAM-RD.html

And hook your pump up and a fan or 2 up to it.
It is for Oregon this time of year! But I usually turn my computer off at night and while I'm at school and sports, so it's off for a good 18 hours. I think I might look into that Bitspower thing.

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Wow, that's pretty hot for a loop actually. Now, this is a custom loop, not a AIO loop right?

Also, what TIM did you use? It is possible that i might of dried up or something. wth.gif The GPU temps sound find though.

I do know that ambient temps will GREATLY affect your temps. More so than with air cooling for some odd reason.
Yup it's a custom loop and I'm using MX-2 on both the CPU and GPU.
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Turn on the AC. Otherwise not really. biggrin.gif
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It wastes power, but you could use TECs to cool your chips below ambient while using ambient to cool the TECs. You'd need to do a bit of insulation work to prevent condensation though.
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How long your loop has been running? Maybe it's time to drain & clean your loop. 40C when idle is what I got when ambient is 35C (but I have SB-E). Even my tube, blocks & radiators doesn't heat up.
Edited by kizwan - 5/11/13 at 9:46pm
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Originally Posted by lowfat View Post

Turn on the AC. Otherwise not really. biggrin.gif
Unfortunately that's what I thought too thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

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Originally Posted by Electrocutor View Post

It wastes power, but you could use TECs to cool your chips below ambient while using ambient to cool the TECs. You'd need to do a bit of insulation work to prevent condensation though.
If only I had the money for a TEC whistle.gif

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Originally Posted by kizwan View Post

How long your loop has been running? Maybe it's time to drain & clean your loop. 40C when idle is what I got when ambient is 35C (but I have SB-E). Even my tube, blocks & radiators doesn't heat up.
It's been about 4 months. I think I'll drain it once school's over and clean/re-install all the parts. I might have to anyway since I'm considering getting a new case too...
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It's been about 4 months. I think I'll drain it once school's over and clean/re-install all the parts. I might have to anyway since I'm considering getting a new case too...
Until then, be careful when using your computer. Since you mention the tube heating up, it can become soft & this can cause it to disconnect itself from fittings. Can you monitor water temp?
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That isn't a notably high ambient temp. Has your system been off for extended periods of time? If your systems off then the pump isn't moving any water, so heat will build up VERY easily.

You might consider something like this:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14805/bus-297/Bitspower_Universal_Cooling_After_X-Station_-_Red_LED_BP-XSUCAM-RD.html

And hook your pump up and a fan or 2 up to it.

If his computer is off then it also isn't producing heat. The temperature would only drop after shut-down, so this won't help.

The best temporary fix I can see would be to get a few high-speed fans to run in push on your radiators. But with idle temperatures as high as they are I'd suggest remounting your cpu block and/or opening it up and scrubbing it out. Your idle temperatures shouldn't be that much higher than ambient temperature.
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