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I recently lapped my e6600 and my Thermaltake BigWater SE cpu block. My idle temps are like 29C, but under load they go to 50C. I tried mounting the block with a line of AS5, but that returned idles of 40C and loads of 80C (not good). Smearing a thin (razor blade smoothed) layer all over did the same thing. Right now I am not using any AS5 (copper to copper) and am getting idle of around 30C and loads of 50-55C. The air coming out of the radiator feels cool, so I don't know if the system is working effectively. What should I do to lower the load temps (wc modifications)? What application of AS5 would be best?
Lapping the proc made everything confusing for me, so I don't know what to do.
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post #2 of 9
what are you using to read your temps?
use the bios, core temps and TAT, all three to be sure.
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Right now I am not using any AS5 (copper to copper) and am getting idle of around 30C and loads of 50-55C.
I believe you stated your own problem.
post #4 of 9
You still need thermal paste..just a itty-bitty amount. Your temps will not get that much better, because your system is 1/4" and does not flow 'heavy' enough. Also the radiator is pretty restrictive...and small.

You can upgrade the fan on the radiator, a Silverstone FM121 can do wonders.

You can buy a new pump. Cheap fix for your 'achilies heel'

Make sure you have your radiator on the outside of your case, drawing cold air from the outside, through it. This will give you the advantage of lower ambient temps outside the case, and exposure on the whole radiator. [dropped my temps about 4c when I changed positions on my rig]

Theres just some ideas for now. Good luck..and oh yeah...get some thermal paste on that cpu!
post #5 of 9
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thanks for the advice on the AS5. I dropped a tiny dot in the middle and now it wont go ver 40C on load. After the curing period I suppose it will be better. Still, I think I should look into a new pump anyways, the air coming out of the rad isn't very hot (should be warmer I think). A new pump would just move more liquid and overcome the restrictions of the rad, right?? Any recommendations for pump?
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D5, but overall I'd suggest a new custom kit... a D5 wouldn't be able to use its full potential, you would be on setting 3-4 maybe and then you need the 1/4" top for it to match your tubing which cuts the flow anyways... overall a custom kit for under 250 could raise your performance levels by a large amount, but definantly a new fan could help if that is outside your budget, and an FM121 serves great, or thunderblades, silenex, panaflos, sunons, etc.
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post #7 of 9
The D5 would be real over-kill for your WC system though...something smaller like a MCP350 would do just fine, and be easier to adapt to the smaller size hoses.
post #8 of 9
well I live for the extreme...I'll let you take it from here...I figured if he got one he could slowly upgrade the entire system until he could completely leave the stock one and have a nice custom one, custom FTW...
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post #9 of 9
If that is your approach, then it would be a wise decision and a good place to start. A newer pump is really going to maximize your current radiator and water block performance.
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