Originally Posted by Firann
Whats your temps like on the radeon? I bought the mobo and cpu in the thought of selling my 8800GT and getting a 3870x2 or wait for the 4870s.
I think the problem with the case is that its built for 7 fan configuration for optimal airflow, and the lack of rear exhaust is causing probs.
The way i see it, maybe the problem isn't rad or GPU. Maybe its my Reservoir position and the GPU is warming up the liquid in the res. Theoretically though the rad should cool it down, but if its hot all around maybe thats one problem.
Firann, with a ambient room temp between 72-78F the average idle temperature of my 3850 is around 42-45C. During gameplay it get's up to 57-60C. I've also taken off the stock thermal paste and applied some AS5.
Have you tried posting in the water cooling section and ask the WC experts in there? Perhaps something is not done correctly with your setup
Originally Posted by Kamikaze127
It will slow down at 60c and at 75c this become slightly slugish. 85c is choppy desktop movement/no 3D applications. 100c it will still be running but it will be like a Socket 754 Sempron. 115c is normally when they burn up and don't come back.
Kamikaze, in my experience at 70C the machine will just lock up. I've never actually been able to operate above that temperature.
Nice avatar...ST: Voyager fan?