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post #11 of 19
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I've heard of Passive Cooling, but Sub-Par is not in my vocab. What does it mean? Sorry for the amature question guys.
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post #12 of 19
It a vernacular for below average i.e. teh suck
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post #13 of 19
Sorry Dude, that kit is a loser, as you have probably noticed all of us never recommend those low end kits to anyone. Put that thing on E bay, it is not going to help at all compared to that massive air cooler you had. You may get a bit better if you get the rad out of the drive bay but doubt it would be much, it is just too small.
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yea man if you have the money I would suggest going to petrastechshop.com and going with this kit this is the only kit i would recommend because it has most of the parts that alot of ppl here on the forums use and I have personally tested them out aswell oh and yea PETRA RULES!!!
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post #15 of 19
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Okay so I moved the 2 Bay unit to bays 1 & 2 and removed the divider that seperates bay 2 from 3 to allow for max airflow, and moved my Disc Drives from bays 1 & 2 to bays 5 & 6, so there is dead space under the radiator, which brought my temps down about 3 to 4 degrees, so now i'm idel at around 32-33, but sometimes when i'm just browsing the web or lisening to music it at around 35 degress. I didn't think playing music or moving your mouse would afect temps that much. But I don't want to get rid of this Kit just yet. I was thinking maybe add a bigger radiator into the loop, and if possable another pump, but I beat everyone that reads this will say no to two pumps. I'm guessing because the pumps will interfear with each others waterflow but was still wondering if this can still be done. I know for sure a bigger radiator will do some good, and I think the coolent that came with the kit is one of the main problems, plus I want blue coolent not green. Any suggestions?
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post #16 of 19
I like running 2 pumps in series, one right after the other...You'll double the head and get a good bump in flow also...I like the redundancy to, I don't trust soft-ware shutdowns much...If one pump dies the other will keep pumping through your loop, it will knock the single pumps flow down a little but it can save your rig....

Use 2 identical pumps, if you put a more powerful one in then you already have now it would be limited to the weaker pumps flow anyway...

Here is how I've set a couple of series pumps up...


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post #17 of 19
Just curious, is the fan on the radiator turned on high?
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post #18 of 19
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Yeah I have the fan at the highest speed it can go. Also will it help if I mounted another fan to the radiator on the bottom. The stock is on top blowing air in, but would it be a good idea to put one at the bottow blowing air out, having the radiator sandwhiched, or is that just retarded
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post #19 of 19
I would also maybe take your rad out of that bay and mount it to your 120mm exhaust or intake vent. That will help you get better airflow through your rad and your kit might actually cool decently. That might require more tubing though.
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