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I'm like terrible at never leaving anything alone.

I'm the same way!!!!! It's an expensive problem lol
    
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I'm the same way!!!!! It's an expensive problem lol

Yea, I really need to just leave stuff alone for a year or two though this rig will be perfectly fine for 2 years if I let it.
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post #12873 of 43993
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Yea, I really need to just leave stuff alone for a year or two though this rig will be perfectly fine for 2 years if I let it.

Humbug 😁 where's the fun in that?
    
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Humbug 😁 where's the fun in that?

well, the fun is in staying alive thumb.gif
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Did you order the water block from FrozenCPU or PPC?

PPC
    
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I see. I think I really don't need to change it right now anyway. I just see people with like 42-45c load temps on the 290/x with + voltage and mine gets to like 50c in BF4 with no + voltage. So i'm running a bit hotter and I think it is my pump not being that powerful to go through CPU Block 2 rads and a gpu block. I should probably just be happy that everything works for now and just upgrade my pump whenever I do a new build.

Is that pump speed controllable? It should be powerful enough for what you have, but you might want to try adjusting the speed of you can. I turned my D5 down a little, and I'm getting better temps that way (about 5C on the VRMs) either because the pump is putting less heat in or because the water is moving a little slower and can transfer the heat better.
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Is that pump speed controllable? It should be powerful enough for what you have, but you might want to try adjusting the speed of you can. I turned my D5 down a little, and I'm getting better temps that way (about 5C on the VRMs) either because the pump is putting less heat in or because the water is moving a little slower and can transfer the heat better.

D5 pump doesn't really much have heat compared to MCP350/5/X pumps, it's the latter part. You just need to find the perfect flow rate for your set-up, too fast and the liquid doesn't stay long enough in the rad to transfer heat, but if its too slow the liquid would stay too long in the block.
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PPC
I'm going to order the parts directly from EK. Some items are backorder though. (Didn't check out yet, still looking if I need anything else.)

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D5 pump doesn't really much have heat compared to MCP350/5/X pumps, it's the latter part. You just need to find the perfect flow rate for your set-up, too fast and the liquid doesn't stay long enough in the rad to transfer heat, but if its too slow the liquid would stay too long in the block.



You guys got it all wrong. Coming from the high performance automotive world I know this for a fact. It can be a real pain to get a cooling setup perform well on a high horsepower highly modified car. Many things go into it but slowing down the flow so that it stays in the radiator longer to cool off more is the worst thing you can do. While it stays in the radiator longer what does the water do that is in the engine or in this example the water blocks? It stays there longer and heats up higher before it leaves the water blocks. You want high flow so it can get in and out of everything quickly.


http://www.arrowheadradiator.com/14_rules_for_improving_engine_cooling_system_capability_in_high-performance_automobiles.htm
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Hey guys, sorry about lazy question, but I've been out of the country on holidays for a couple of weeks and away from the computer, and am still badly jetlagged and don't feel like doing research at the moment.

Are the new 13.12 drivers worth installing? I have been golden with absolutely zero problems (no artifacting, no black screens, etc) on the 13.11 beta9.2 and quite frankly am afraid of changing anything with all the issues people have been experiencing lol -_-

i suggest reading the release notes. if none of them apply to what you are looking for, then stick with what works. i know the 13.12 raised my VDDC a bit as well as my temp, so i reverted back to 13.11. works great and plays all my games except NFS prostreet.redface.gif good thing i have my hd7770 for that. BF4 is what i bought this card for.thumb.gif
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