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Hey!


I tried out battlefield 3 for the first time in like 5 months yesterday and CPU temps got to around 85c.
CPU temps were no where near 80c last time I played the game. I thought it had something to do with old thermal compound so I went to the store and got some brand new compount and reapplied it with little results. After some stress testing the CPU got to around 80c which was a slight improvement I guess.

These CPU temp changes, can they have something to do with the fact that I havent drained my loop for over 12 months?
I'm guessing it has something to do with the CPU block itself since my GPU which is in the same loop still peaks at 65c.
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65C for a GPU under water is really high as well.

My first thought is plasticizer or dye precipitate. The only way you'll know for sure is to drain and open up the blocks for cleaning.
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Hey!


I tried out battlefield 3 for the first time in like 5 months yesterday and CPU temps got to around 85c.
CPU temps were no where near 80c last time I played the game. I thought it had something to do with old thermal compound so I went to the store and got some brand new compount and reapplied it with little results. After some stress testing the CPU got to around 80c which was a slight improvement I guess.

These CPU temp changes, can they have something to do with the fact that I havent drained my loop for over 12 months?
I'm guessing it has something to do with the CPU block itself since my GPU which is in the same loop still peaks at 65c.


You really should drain your loop and refill every 6 months, and clean it out every 10-12 months. Seeing as how it's coming up on your 1 year mark it's about time to clean out your loop anyways.

I have a feeling you may have used a dyebomb and it gunked up your CPU block, or perhaps plasticizers. Either way, open up that CPU block and clean that sucker out with a toothbrush or something. After your done, run some hot water and vinegar through it, and then flush it with some distilled water. It should get your system nice and clean, and ready for another year of cooling. thumb.gif
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You really should drain your loop and refill every 6 months, and clean it out every 10-12 months. Seeing as how it's coming up on your 1 year mark it's about time to clean out your loop anyways.

I have a feeling you may have used a dyebomb and it gunked up your CPU block, or perhaps plasticizers. Either way, open up that CPU block and clean that sucker out with a toothbrush or something. After your done, run some hot water and vinegar through it, and then flush it with some distilled water. It should get your system nice and clean, and ready for another year of cooling. thumb.gif

Yea I should probably do that. I'm actually only using destilled water with a kill coil and no dye at all..
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Most people are have problems with plasticizers clogging their loop lately. I think it's because so many people trusted primoflex pro lrt....
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