Originally Posted by anti-clockwize
toolmaker, I was wondering if you could run a 1 hour prime95 run and post temps from that.
When i run a set of 3Dmark benchmarks my cpu also doesn't also doesnt get much higher than 45 degrees (with an ambient temp of somewhere around 30deg C), but when i run prime95 for an hour ill hit temps close to 80 degrees C.
I'm curious to see if i have a flow rate problem with my loop because maybe I'm under the 3.7LPM minimum recommendation. I have 1 cpu block, 2 gpu blocks, vrm block, southbridge block, 3 rads, 1 res and 2 pumps. The whole system is in series, and I'm seriously considering beginning a rebuild tonight into a parallel system.
What pumps and what setting, Also how do you know you are far away from the 3.7l min (also that isn't a min its a guideline the min would be like 1.8-1.9l). After 3.7lpm the returns are extremely diminishing.
I know alot of people swear by using GPUs in parallel when you have 3, so maybe try putting those in parallel and see what your flow is then.
However with CPU temps like that my guess is less a flow issue and more not enough rad. I know you have 3 but that doesn't say much, they could be 3 120s lol. More detailed specs and pics would be good. Most likely best to make a thread so we do not derail toolmakers.Edited by Cyber Locc - 1/18/16 at 8:05pm