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hey phibrizo, just to check, you have th inlet and outlet of your waterblock the correct way around. might make a slight difference. It looks like your pump is the right way, that would make a difference if it was not.

AMOCO, added you to the club, can you please post some more info on your OC so i can add you to that list. Thanks

Yea, I made sure that I was going to have that part right. This is how I have my loop set up:

Pump - rad - waterblock - pump.

Also, the instructions said that the waterblock has to go a certain way on the socket in order to work correctly;

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24230

scroll about halfway down and you'll see what I'm talking about. I truly think that it's the fans not cooling the rad quick enough or the waterblock moved when I was mounting it and there's a nice air bubble between the cpu and block a the TMI didn't spread.

With regards to applying TMI, what do you think is the best method?

I also ordered those fans and will be picking them up later today
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I use the pea method, IMO it works the best.

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I also ordered those fans and will be picking them up later today
Nice, lets see if that helps at all. cant wait to hear some feedback. hoping that your loops runs a whole lot better.

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Pump - rad - waterblock - pump.
IMO by far the best setup
   
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post #263 of 1767
I don't know if anyone has posted this yet,Did a search in OCN and not posted yet.

Well there is a BIOS Update For ASUS Crosshair III Formula,New BIOS:1403
http://support.asus.com/download/dow...Language=en-us

I see one thing that was fixed,Like
DRAM volt reading were incorrect(Fixed)was reading 1.77 in default,now reading my my rams manufactures volts,1.65
Improve system stability when AOD overclocking and EPU is enabled
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SystemTech, what exactly does your loop consist of? I'm thinking of liquid coolling but not sure of how extreme I need to go for just a cpu loop.
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post #265 of 1767
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SystemTech, what exactly does your loop consist of? I'm thinking of liquid coolling but not sure of how extreme I need to go for just a cpu loop.
If you just want to watercool just the cpu, you pretty much need to have theses:
Pump
Radiator
Waterblock
Reservoir(which can be optional if you want to run a t-line setup)
Clamps and fittings
post #266 of 1767
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Well there is a BIOS Update For ASUS Crosshair III Formula,New BIOS:1403
OOh nice, will update the zip download on the main page( also note that there is a link to the asus download site there as well as sound drivers. I will always try have the latest bios on the main page)

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SystemTech, what exactly does your loop consist of?
Ok, i have the following:

Radiator : HWLabs Black Ice GTX240
Waterblock : Zalman ZM-WB5 PLUS (going to upgrade to the Heatkiller 3.0 next month)
Pump : Swiftech MCP355
Barbs/Clamps : Feser Compression barbs(will never use anything else, EVER)
4 Thermaltake Thunderblade 120mm fans setup in a push/pull configuration.
My loop does not have a res in as i have not found one that i think will last, acrylic has a tendency to crack and break in watercooling loops. Was reading of a guys res where the whole top popped off and he had water everywhere... hence me not wanting to get a acrylic res. the problem is. is that you cannot get one that has absolutely no acrylic in it. I say a T junction is the best. IMO.
   
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post #267 of 1767
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Originally Posted by AMOCO View Post
I don't know if anyone has posted this yet,Did a search in OCN and not posted yet.

Well there is a BIOS Update For ASUS Crosshair III Formula,New BIOS:1403
http://support.asus.com/download/dow...Language=en-us

I see one thing that was fixed,Like
DRAM volt reading were incorrect(Fixed)was reading 1.77 in default,now reading my my rams manufactures volts,1.65
Improve system stability when AOD overclocking and EPU is enabled
I've not had any problems with the 1105 BIOS the board shipped with, I'll await everyone's report.
post #268 of 1767
1403 has no problems on my system.

Phibrizo- I completely understand how to setup a loop, i am just curious as to what people are using and getting for temps.

Systemtech- why are you switching blocks? I thought you had some decent temps.
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post #269 of 1767
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Systemtech- why are you switching blocks? I thought you had some decent temps.
Well the thing is... i do have good temps, had a big 400 man lan this weekend and it was super hot inside the hall, like at least 35*C+ and at 4.1 i never went above 47*C. but i could drop that by about 5*C if i get the best waterblock there is, the heatkiller 3.0. So i am debating at this point in time, better waterblock or a 120mm radiator? or save up for my 5870/5970(depending on how much i save/prices when i want to buy) not to sure yet on which choice to make. Any suggestions?
   
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My loop does not have a res in as i have not found one that i think will last, acrylic has a tendency to crack and break in watercooling loops. Was reading of a guys res where the whole top popped off and he had water everywhere... hence me not wanting to get a acrylic res. the problem is. is that you cannot get one that has absolutely no acrylic in it. I say a T junction is the best. IMO.
Yeah that was me

LINK

I now have a t line, and I will not go for a res ever again.

They really aren't needed anyway.

I am really tempted by a crosshair III but just not sure whether I should wait for the new chipset motherboards
Edited by its my first time - 2/9/10 at 2:00am
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