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I have the room for 2 radiators one loop would it be benificial doing this. I am at 35 at 2.6ghz on the q6600 and thats idle on one mcr220-d5-apogee gt

when the rooms warmed I get 46 under load...

would it be worth doing at the same time as I install my gtz?

what temps are you guys running on the q6600 on the d5-mcr220 and at what ghz?

if its really a degree or 2 at most I will just use it for my videocards
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post #2 of 13
make another loop for ur Gpu's and what not and have the loop u currently have to cool the CPU and northbridge or what ever you want to. ull get better temps that way.
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Hi.

Yes, a second radiator in the loop will help.

As MikuMiku stated, a dual loop is preferable, but one can still get benefits from dual rads on a single loop provided that the pump that is used can maintain a respectable flow rate.

This build is an example of: Res > Pump > 220 Rad > CPU > 120 Rad > GPU, return to Res.
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post #4 of 13
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well I am 100% sure I wont run the to gpu's on the cpu loop. if that clears things up

I already have the pump, the rad(can bee used in cpu or gpu) and the reservoir and tubing...


so my temps are normal? my room is 24-25c and my temp is at 34 c under no load.
Edited by jdub - 12/12/08 at 8:02pm
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post #5 of 13
Is that "two" GPU's

If so, then I would definitely run dual loops, and a second rad between the GPU's will not make a noticeable difference.
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no I wanted to run 2 rads on the cpu loop
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post #7 of 13
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no I wanted to run 2 rads on the cpu loop
That would not be necessary. A single (reputable) 220 rad will suffice, even if you toss the NB into the mix.
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ya but is the mcr220 reputable?
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post #9 of 13
well i have everything in one big loop with a dual and 2 single rads i sit 43/44c idle and 50/51c load and gpu3 never reaches above 67c. http://www.overclock.net/4888779-post9.html

mine goes from res - pump - dual - pwr1 - cpu - pwr2 - nb - single gpu 1 - 2 - 3 - single - sb - ram - res

i see
gpu1 - idle 42/full load 48c
gpu2 -idle 47/full load 52c
gpu3 - idle 56/full load68c
cpu - idle 43/full load 51c

im going to be lappiung my cpu see if tempers will drop
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post #10 of 13
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the problem I guess is my room is always extremely warm...

I will add a gpu loop and ignore the 2nd radiator for now I guess...

so it will got pump-rad-cpu-res -

and pump - rad - gpu - gpu - res -
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