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Is there a break in period for XSPC RS240 watercooling?

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Hey,

So I installed my water cooling unit and loop and all that. I ran leak tests for like 9 hours and no leaks. So now I have the computer on. I was wondering if there is a break in period for the radiator? I forgot to flush it with distilled water before. Will the water get colder and will I see lower temps?

Right now I'm running an i5 2500k on a GA-p67a-UD5, @ 4.5ghz 1.308 Vcore. Idle I'm seeing around 29-35 C, and under load I see 49-61 C. I was thinking these were high temps for a water cooled system. I'm only running the RS240 on the CPU.

Basically, is there a break in period for the radiator and whatnot, will they get colder as time goes on?

Thanks,
Matt
post #2 of 24
There is no break in period. What are ur current temps and what were ur previous temp. Also what is ur ambeint temps that info well help us out. One more thing u will never get colder to ur room temps
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post #3 of 24
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Currently, Real Temp GT Says: 30C / 34C / 36 C / 25C.

Under Load it is about: 50C / 60C / 60C / 51C

I just built this computer, first water cooling thing. New mobo and everything, so I don't have any temps from before. Maybe the software is reading wrong? I'll try downloading another temp gauge.
post #4 of 24
They aren't headphones, you don't need to stick your loop in a draw and let it go

The only burn in would be your thermal paste if you needed too, and the bubbles in the loop.
post #5 of 24
looks like you could have a bad mount with you having 2 temps so high. And only breakin would be getting all the bubbles out of the loop that can take days or a week of running the loop.
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post #6 of 24
those temps look pretty decent, about right for a rs240 imo

push it to 1.4v and see how much of a temp increase u get...
post #7 of 24
Start by tilting your case up down left right and so on and see if bubbles come out of the rad.
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those temps look pretty decent, about right for a rs240 imo

push it to 1.4v and see how much of a temp increase u get...
My 955 at 3.8 only hits 42c full load
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My 955 at 3.8 only hits 42c full load
Temps which are normal for any i7 will damage if not smoke Phenoms.
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post #10 of 24
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I spent like 10 hours rocking it last night lol, I got most of the bubbles out, I know there can't be many left, maybe a few. When I rock it, no bubbles come out. Should the water block be tightly screwed on? I screwed it on pretty tight on the adjuster things.
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