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How long to stress test before maximum water temp is usually reached?

post #1 of 5
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Title. How long should I run P95 before the water should stop getting hotter and I can see what my max temp is?

This is after roughly 1hour of p95 blend and the maximum doesn't seem to be getting any higher, so it is about that long?

post #2 of 5
I've heard 10 minutes, but just to be safe I'd let it run for 30 minutes.
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post #3 of 5
Yeah, generally I have read that you should let it stabilize for about 20-30mins. My PC gets to its max after about 5-10mins however I let it run longer to make sure that it doesnt get any hotter.
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Just watch the temps. It'll make a curve up to some max. This max will likely drift slightly with any variance in your ambient temperature. At an hour, you've almost assuredly hit that temperature plateau.
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post #5 of 5
Depends on the loop, load and fan control method (if any).

Mine will generally reach steady state after about 5 minutes but I have had a past setup that took a couple of hours (2.5L Reservator).

You can time yours easily enough, just log the temperatures and time how long it takes to level out.
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