Originally Posted by kromar
is it normal for a watercooled NB to reach such temperatures? after a bit of stress testing it goes higher than the CPU and im wondering if the block makes good contact because the tubing i use is very stiff and theres quite some force on that block...
Never a bad idea to check the tubing issue you mention. Stress is not a good thing. The only way to really know is to take that block off and see how the thermal paste/pad looks like underneath.
I have my NB stock cooled. At idle/normal use, it is always hotter than the CPU. Under stress though the CPU usually goes higher than the NB temp. Remember, with AMD CPU's handling RAM directly from the CPU, the NB I believe mainly handles the graphics aspect of the inner workings of your computer. So, depending on the stress testing you do, you may or may not see that temp higher than the CPU temp. For example, Prime95 will not stress graphics so I would assume that the NB temps will be lower than the CPU during a CPU/RAM stress test.
If anyone else has a better explanation, would appreciate it. I have wondered about this as well.