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post #1 of 7
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This is my first attempt at water cooling and I am having some trouble. Previously I had Hyper 212+ cooling my CPU. I decided to try water cooling and I am getting the same temperatures that I got on air (45C full load).

I have an Phenom II 955 CPU. My waterblock is a OCZ Hydroflow HF-MK1. I have a 120mm rad and a dangerden pump (can't remember what model but I know that there is plenty of flow).

I am not sure but I suspect the block may be the culprit. What do you think?
post #2 of 7
I think you're right. I've seen reviews of that block where people said that they switched to another block like a Koolance and it dropped their temps like 11 degrees.

Don't know what rads or fans/speed you're using, but you might post that as well and maybe we can figure something else out. Otherwise, I'd say your hunch about the CPU block is probably correct.
 
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post #3 of 7
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So I am not sure on the rad brand, Ill have to check when I get home. In terms of the fans. I have one pushing which is the fan that came with the Hyper 212+ and another one pulling which is just a really cheap fan I got from microcenter.
post #4 of 7
Not good to mix up fans on the rad the one is going slower then other will strain the fans also the rule goes 120 rad to start add 120 mm rad for every device to hook up.
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post #5 of 7
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Good to know about the different speeds. I will try removing one of the fans.

So are you saying I should have 240mm of rad (1 base + 1 CPU). I have read that it is just 120 per component.
post #6 of 7
Well most ppl get thick rads I had a thin 360 rad and the thick 240 rad the 240 had more rad then the 360 but the 360 had space for 3 fans I still got the 240 rad here never used it . I got a thick 480 rad and only 3 fans on it .

More to you tho push pull is good but only for a deg or 2 and miss matched fans is no good also you got the rad to suck the cold air out side of the case and blow it in I got mine on top less dust and the air presser blows hot air out of case. The pump is good for you I think a higher speed fan or more cooling area will do you good , also just use pt nuke and disstilled water.
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post #7 of 7
From my experience for just CPU you would want to look at a 240 rad minimum. Then 120 for each extra block.

You can do it with a 120 but I wouldn't really expect your temperatures to be much better than the 212+
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