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I have my RAD mounted inside the case. It has push pull CM R4s. They are not the best fans in the world but @ 5v they are silent and i like the LED. The problem is the temps. i get ~ 76C avg core temps with fans @ 12v, ambient 25c. Would putting the rad outside improve anything?
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What voltage are you running? if 76c is at 100% load that is not awful, but a little high. you will not see much benefit from moving the rad outside your case. The problem is your rad and fan combination. undervolted those fans don't push enough air through that radiator. If you want something to use fans that low speed you would want to use a sr-1 series radiator. Your best bet will be to put on 4 midspeed yate loons. Also try reseating your cpu block. Those are really the only factors that affect temps.

reseating of the cpu block and faster fans would be my first try.
 
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I had 3 x Kaze @ 3000 RPM and they only drooped temps 3C compare to Yates low speed. Also fans are @ 12v once is run intel burn test. 1.35v is what i am using ~ 1.33-1.34v under load. The thing is that the rad is only maybe 2-3c hotter then ambient ~ 28-29C.
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if that's the case then I would definitely reseat your cpu block. You should be looking at mid 60s highest. The rest seems fine
 
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I have done that many times and does not effect temps that much. I did the loop 3 times with different configuration and temps stayed about the same. Could be that 920 is just a hot CPU?
Edit: Could the block be the cause, from other people is within 1-2C of HeatKiller.
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The 920 is a hot cpu, especially at your overclock, but even with that OC it seems high for the voltage you're hitting it with. That's really my only concern. Your pump is overkill for that setup and you have a good rad with decent fans. Really everything that could be a problem has been eliminated. Most temp drop you will see by moving it outside the case is 1.5-2c
 
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i think you're trying to compare w/ people who have the EK HF, which is a much better block than the alphacool yellowstone... isn't that on the same level as the EK LT?
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I can buy a EK HF but will its make much difference?
Edit: Running Linx PS 25K i get 76-73-73-71. I would buy EK HF right away if i see like 5C drop but dont want to spend 80$ for 2-3C.
Edited by ZealotKi11er - 2/7/11 at 5:23pm
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