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post #1 of 53
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Well well well...I bought off Mmansueto's WC gear and decided to put it on my rig

After deciding what to do with it, I decided to just simply have a "Pull" approach to the PA120.3 on top of my cosmos, as such



The res is the "waterfall" reservoir from CD, (also from Mmansueto*) and it kinda bubbles like this:



As for the CPU Block, I used the TRUE backplate, and mounted it using the "ghetto" pro-mount-ish way of mounting the block.








Now...my temps shot up.... its ~48 idle....and I wouldn't dare seeing what the temps would be under load....

My ambient is about 23-25c. There's DEFINITELY something wrong...could it be the mounting? Too much TIM?

Any help will be appreciated

Oh and this is a "practice" loop...I figured I need to cut this case a BUNCH to make it look like I wanted it...so please don't comment on how the loop is looking nor how messy it is....Thanks

The loop order is this:
Pump>Rad>CPU>Res>Pump
Edited by HappyVirus - 7/2/08 at 8:53pm
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post #2 of 53
Did you tilt your case around to work the air out of it? If you can take your rad loose and shake it to get all the air out..

Have you tried any re-mounts yet? When you take your block off look and see if it looks like its making a good even contact...Make sure a cap or something on the mobo is keeping the block from making good contact...
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Did the CPU block have a quad nozzle and is it in correctly?
    
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post #4 of 53
big kink on the hose coming off the res and how is the ventilation below the rad? I have mines mounted inside and depending in room temperature it idles around 36-41c sometimes hotter on really hot days.



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post #5 of 53
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I didnt buy the quad nozzle :/

After remount of CPU block, the temps are 39~ idle now. 40/40/37/38 Hm...10c drop after one remount...I'm gonna try out more stuff

it was my computer resetting the bios...@ stock, it was ~40 idle...

I'm running 3.6Ghz at 1.36v, which I don't think is a high voltage...

What else can I try to do to bring down the temps?
Idling at 45c (46/46/44/43) :swearing:
Edited by HappyVirus - 7/2/08 at 9:37pm
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its about 90 in my room right now and my computer is at 45-41-41-43 yours seem a tad high maybe wait for the thermal paste to cure might help a tad? Get rid of the kink if you havent already.
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post #7 of 53
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Mm...there's no "kinks" ....those are bent tubes right? well the say mx-2 has no cure time...:/

Could it be that my CPU is extra hotter than other's? xD
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post #8 of 53
Well, I see a kink. Where the liquid flows into the bottom reservoir. The tube is bent too heavily and has collapsed. This sounds like a mounting problem, the kink may cause a little bit of bad temperatures, but nothing this drastic1

And it look s like you have one of those waterfall reservoirs? I dont know anything about them, how are they for flow?
Edited by noob eater4726 - 7/2/08 at 9:59pm
post #9 of 53
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mm that "slight" kink was fixed, yet temps are still high off the roof.... should i keep remounting? or is there something else I should try...? clean the Rad maybe?
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Is the rad hot? If it is, then turn up the fans (add more). Other than that it might just need some time to settle. :\\
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