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So I'm trying to install witcher 3. Over and over and over. No matter what I do it won't install. Did some digging and someone mentioned PC hardware issues and I hadn't stressed/benched my PC in aaaaages. I haven't even turned it on in over a month (just had 1st baby, crippled life as I knew it).

Anyhow it's a 4790k @ 4.8. @ 1.42 which is good for 24 hours of prime at ~85c in the summer.

Here I am in the dead of winter (and we keep our house @68F) and I started IBT w core temp. To be safe I did this on standard. Two cores immediately shot to 100 (assume the max)!

I figured maybe it was due to coretemp (heard stories of it being wonky) so tried real temp and got the same result frown.gif

Now understand I'm using LM thermal compound on a naked chip with a EK supremacy pumped through 2 nzxt radiators (rx240 and rx360) for just the cpu and recently the vrms (z87 oc force).

Here is my question, what is most likely to have went wrong? The thermal compound getting too old and drying (been on for over a year, I know performance can deteriorate on non LM types)? How about the pump, it's whatever the good one was back in the day (mcp655 I think?) I have had it running almost 24/7 for about 8 years between 2 systems. Lastly I broke off the speed pot almost immediately. For my last PC i just left it. This new quad sli beast I decided it was time to open it up and solder whatever made it run at full speed. (Forgot the specifics but found it online for people who did the same). Could this have came loose and for people familiar with the mod would any of it stop it from functioning?

At the pumps old speed (pre mod to address pot) it ran "almost" full speed and was plenty adequate, but u know us enthusiasts!" tongue.gif

Basically I'm pretty sure it has to be the pump right? Paste wouldn't cause a temp change like that?

If I pump dies will it quit entirely or will it just barely flow? It's never vibrated particularly hard, but best I can tell its vibrating just so lightly it could be something else in my case.

I have no flow meter so have no way to tell.

Someone point me in the right direction/reinforce me? tongue.gif

Oh, and if so - anyone have a spare pump to sell if I can convince wifey? Lol
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If you can pinch a tube with your finger with PC off, then turn PC On, while still pinching, you can feel the flow start. When the pump pressurizes the loop it will push your pinch apart. We are just talking hand pressure here. Not hulk hand pressure. 8 years is a full life for that pump might want to replace it just for that.
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Western Digital WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 ASUS DRW-24B1ST SWIFTECH H20-320 EDGE HD APOGEE HD WATER BLOCK WIN7 64bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
ASUS VE258Q THERMALTAKE TOUGHPOWER XT 775W APEVIA X JUPITER S TYPE METALLIC BLUE RAZER DEATHADDER 3500dpi 
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Creative Soundblaster Z SSD Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB for OS 
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