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post #111 of 178
Alright, here's the deal. First, you gotta make sure you tightend the block down evenly. You can't just slap a waterblock on like you can a HSF. Don't worry if the board warps A LITTLE, that's fine. Second, make sure you're using only a small amount of paste. I know many here say place a small BB (or rice) sized amount on the the CPU, but I really recommend spreading it with the baggie over the finger method. On mine, I do that to the CPU and the block so each has a very thin layer. Even still, when I clamp the block down, some will still gooze out the side. Also, if you're using AS5, remember that has a long cure time. For water, I recommend AS Ceramique.
post #112 of 178
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How is the Mx-1 thermal coumpound?
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post #113 of 178
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How is the Mx-1 thermal coumpound?
That I haven't tried myself. Perhaps someone here has though.
post #114 of 178
What sort of temps are u meant to get with water cooling ?? Is it any better than a fully lapped cpu, some as5, a Big Typhoon and a 220cfm fan ??
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It should be a little better, I thought I would get like 34load, but I may be wrong
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it depends on your ambient temps and how efficient your setup is. My loop can cool to near ambient (1-2 degrees) idle and load, well that depends on how for my OC is and how much voltage I am running through my system, but even my 3Ghz opty with 1.6v didn't pass 40
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my w/c just started working for no reason, I am 35 prime load for 15mins now, at 2,933.50ghz right now was ideling at about 28-32. The only thing I did was tighten the screw on the apoge about 90degrees

Edit: just got an error, so my o'c isnt any higher, but its definatelly quieter, I will make a new avatar at night
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pcharouz
my w/c just started working for no reason, I am 35 prime load for 15mins now, at 2,933.50ghz right now was ideling at about 28-32. The only thing I did was tighten the screw on the apoge about 90degrees

Edit: just got an error, so my o'c isnt any higher, but its definatelly quieter, I will make a new avatar at night
Sounds like the block needed to be snugged. They can be touchy like that.
post #119 of 178
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my w/c just started working for no reason, I am 35 prime load for 15mins now, at 2,933.50ghz right now was ideling at about 28-32. The only thing I did was tighten the screw on the apoge about 90degrees

Edit: just got an error, so my o'c isnt any higher, but its definatelly quieter, I will make a new avatar at night
well am glad you got it to work. So it was 1 screw the whole time. lol thats pretty funny.
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now, I am officially a "watercooler"
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