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Originally Posted by Roboyto View Post

Are the EK blocks directional for flow? Maybe you have them backwards? I did this on my old Swiftech Apogee XT Waterblock and as soon as the CPU had load the CPU would hit 90C and then climb from there.

You should have enough rad space for the two cards if that is a 400mm radiator? I'm not familiar with phobya
Phobya 400 is the pump tongue.gif I only have the 240 radiator.
Yeah the flow is fine thanks.
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I would say maybe not enough thermal paste or perhaps machining error and it's not making contact with the block.

I've had this issue before and solved it with a copper shim on a different card.

Air in the system could cause this as well. Tilt the computer to the left or right to get the bubbles out. It could be causing that as well.

There is defiantly enough thermal paste tongue.gif I also spent a while bleeding the loop so that there is no air bubbles. And Im not to sure about the contact thanks
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Phobya 400 is the pump tongue.gif I only have the 240 radiator.
Yeah the flow is fine thanks.

Oh, well that makes things easy then; you need more radiator to bring temps in check. Another 240 would likely be ideal required to bring it down to acceptable levels.

I'm running (1) 290 and a 4770k on dual EX240 Rads and under long gaming sessions CPU averages high fifties and GPU/VRM1 averages low 50s; CPU maxes 68, GPU/VRM1 max at 58. 4770k is running at 4.5Ghz 1.260V with memory at 2400mhz 1.65V. My 290 at 1200/1500 with +85mV offset in Trixx. RayStorm CPU block on naked CPU, Razor GPU block, and a Swiftech MCP655B pump. Check my build log if you want for other info
Edited by Roboyto - 3/20/14 at 8:37pm
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Hey guys. I also have 2 x GIGABYTE R9 290X'S With Ek waterblocks. My cards seem to be reaching 93c on Core @ full load with stock clocks. They are flashed with Asus bios and running in a seperate loop with a phobya 400 and an xspc 240 radiator in push pull. I have tried re-sitting and arctic x4 thermal paste.... I have no idea why they are getting so hot. Any help would be appreciated.
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Originally Posted by XViper2 View Post

I would say maybe not enough thermal paste or perhaps machining error and it's not making contact with the block.

I've had this issue before and solved it with a copper shim on a different card.

Air in the system could cause this as well. Tilt the computer to the left or right to get the bubbles out. It could be causing that as well.


As much work as I know I am suggesting... pull the block apart and look would bet your issue is with contact. Even if you don't have a ton of rad space your water isn't going to be letting you hit temps like that easy at all.

Granted I have 2 x 360mm rads but my temps under load are not breaking 52C on the gpu
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Phobya 400 is the pump tongue.gif I only have the 240 radiator.
Yeah the flow is fine thanks.

 

If you were using a universal block to cool only the GPU, you could probably get away with a single 240mm radiator.  It has been proven a single 120mm AIO can effectively cool the core, but those VRMs are HOT HOT.  Adding those VRMs though, I don't think one 240mm rad is going to effectively cool two of these volcano-like cards.

 

What are your VRM temperatures looking like?

 

I just remembered something I saw in the 290(X) owners thread....when did you get your cards?  EK posted to their facebook site on February 28th stating that Gigabyte made a revision to the cards and the reference blocks no longer fit properly.

 

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCoQFjAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FEKWaterBlocks%2Fphotos%2Fa.204208322966540.61821.182927101761329%2F633154450071923%2F%3Ftype%3D1%26relevant_count%3D1&ei=UJYtU9PXHomayAGe-IDwDA&usg=AFQjCNG-RoZRAcGknI0aZkjb4-cU8ilLnQ&sig2=gJPPUXoeYn7yqOJVaelVfg&bvm=bv.62922401,d.aWc

 

I would e-mail EK and/or Gigabyte to find out for sure.  Check the revision/version number of your GPU.  If it's not a 0.0 or 1.0, or something of that sort, you may have the revised card that isn't compatible with your blocks.

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post #66 of 67
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If you were using a universal block to cool only the GPU, you could probably get away with a single 240mm radiator.  It has been proven a single 120mm AIO can effectively cool the core, but those VRMs are HOT HOT.  Adding those VRMs though, I don't think one 240mm rad is going to effectively cool two of these volcano-like cards.

What are your VRM temperatures looking like?

I just remembered something I saw in the 290(X) owners thread....when did you get your cards?  EK posted to their facebook site on February 28th stating that Gigabyte made a revision to the cards and the reference blocks no longer fit properly.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCoQFjAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FEKWaterBlocks%2Fphotos%2Fa.204208322966540.61821.182927101761329%2F633154450071923%2F%3Ftype%3D1%26relevant_count%3D1&ei=UJYtU9PXHomayAGe-IDwDA&usg=AFQjCNG-RoZRAcGknI0aZkjb4-cU8ilLnQ&sig2=gJPPUXoeYn7yqOJVaelVfg&bvm=bv.62922401,d.aWc

I would e-mail EK and/or Gigabyte to find out for sure.  Check the revision/version number of your GPU.  If it's not a 0.0 or 1.0, or something of that sort, you may have the revised card that isn't compatible with your blocks.

Nah I think that applies only to windforce cards. Ill buy a 360 rad and some good fans soon then and let you guys know!
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Nah I think that applies only to windforce cards. Ill buy a 360 rad and some good fans soon then and let you guys know!

 

Good deal, look forward to seeing where you end up.  

 

The Corsair SP fans are hard to beat for static pressure.  I never really knew how good they worked on a radiator until I tested a couple cougar CF-V12HP fans, in push/pull, on my Antec 620 AIO.  The two Cougar fans were set at full speed in the BIOS, and they only kept the CPU 5-6 degrees cooler than a single Corsair SP120 High Performance.   This was on a delidded i7 4770k @ 4.5GHz with 1.260V during IBT extreme load, 16GB of RAM, for 3 passes.  The single Corsair would peak at 98 and the Cougars bounced between 92-93 on hottest core.  

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