Originally Posted by web-blade
Ive tried lifting the rad a few inches and also tried turning it on its side and it makes no difference to temps. The shroud made dropped temps by 2c but I need as much of a drop as possible to achieve my goal OC. What I have noticed is if my CPU temps are a constant temp like 28c for example and I watch them closely, occasionally the temps will just shoot up by 10 degrees or so for a split second or two. Could it be the restrictive block causing this or something else? Is there anything else I can try like better fans you could recommend?
Do you have a desk top meter so you can watch CPU activity? That rise in temp's is probably just from back-ground activity...Speed Fan has a activity monitor in it..|MG| SpeedFan 4.34
Some higher cfm 120x38mm fans should help...Does your rad feel warm to touch? If it doesn't the fans you have now may be enough...
Does it seem like your getting good flow through your loop? Did you clean out your blocks before you used them? They can have crap in them sometimes that will kind of plug them up and hurt your flow...