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post #21 of 57
Try removing your sidepanel, while keeping everything in the case, just for a test, lets see how the airflow and temps change.
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post #22 of 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaFi0s0
I'm currently building a WC setup with AS5, I'm planning on using a consistant paper thin layer on both CPU and GPU, what mistake did you make the 1st time?
Well the first time i booted with new W/C'ing it idle 45C
Reseated CPU block and temps dropped to 29C-30C idle. Not really sure what happened ((maybe block to tight))

The second time i had to redo complete system, because i was not happy with results. ((crappy hose))

The third time:
I was changing a fan in the case, not being careful about wire management and the sleeving i did to the harness touched one of the ram sinks on my board and melted Poooof Fried board.

So i learned thru all this, to take my time. Rushing to get it done only wastes my time by having to do it over.

Sorry for rambling on
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post #23 of 57
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chopes
Try removing your sidepanel, while keeping everything in the case, just for a test, lets see how the airflow and temps change.
Its been that way the whole time practically.

Anyways I reseated the block with some of that aero 700 paste but to no avail, its slightly worse now.
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post #24 of 57
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Okay I managed to get my hands on Artic Silver Premium Ceramic Polysynthetic Thermal Compound.
I heard its a cheaper substitute for AS5 but how much better? Should I just I just pay 5 extra bucks and get as5 instead of this?
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post #25 of 57
I am willing to bet you put to much thermal grease on your processor. You want a very small amount (about .003 inches in thickness).
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post #26 of 57
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Nah the stuff is barely on there and I use my finger in a baggy to spread it arround.
I also just got a second 120mm/85cfm (the brand is Adda, got them from my local PC building shop) so that I have air blowing from inside the case into the rad thats outside and then another 120mm ontop of that rad also blowing outwardsas well.
But even with a reseating, another 120mm I get nothing, its very fustrating!!!


Also since I cant take pictures here is a little MSPaint layout of my wc setup that might help things out.
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post #27 of 57
put your pump lower than everything else...
i.e. bottom of your case or on the floor...
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post #28 of 57
Try really tightening those bolts, from what I've seen/read you really need to tighten them suckers down. I had a similar problem installing a W/C kit on a friend's computer. It's pretty hard to get the waterblock on their without getting air bubbles underneath, and ever more so to tighten the bolts, I though I was gonna break the damned thing.
    
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post #29 of 57
I am running the same pump with almost a 1 ghz overclock 3.89, w/1.55 vcore
I am idling at 35 and prime at most 42.

It may be you radiator and make sure everything is bled, But you need to seat your waterblock properly.
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post #30 of 57
Also you need to put that pump on the bottom, they are not designed to suck water, they are circulation pumps and need to be fed water IE:lowest point.
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