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amd chips are completely different theory...
    
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you need to get all the springs about same turns to get best temps. It took me a few mounts to get my waterblock on perfect.
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post #13 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.
Blocks do NOT need to be screwed down tight. Tighten until you start to feel resistance then stop.
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post #14 of 24
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Ok, I'll change how tight they are
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I have an i7 970 and I am using the RSPC kit you are using. I just added a GTX580 to the loop and my idle temps are 18c to 23c. I haven't run it under load yet because I am having driver issues. My ambient temp here is 15c right now. Your temps seem high. Perhaps you need to re-seat your CPU block.
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Blocks do NOT need to be screwed down tight. Tighten until you start to feel resistance then stop.
so far from being true....
    
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post #17 of 24
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amd chips are completely different theory...
I know...im just stating my temps I get with my RS240 Kit
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You're at 4.5GHz, 61ºC seems completely fine to me. You're safe up to 75-78ºC...
   
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post #19 of 24
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so far from being true....
Meh. You'll start warping your motherboard long before you bottom out waterblock screws, IME. Once you start feeling resistance is usually right about where the block ceases getting any closer to the CPU, and the torque only goes toward distorting the board. They might need a turn or two post-resistance, but if screws are getting tightened to where they don't turn at all, you end up with a motherboard shaped like a cereal bowl.
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post #20 of 24
Do not over tightness the screws. 2 nd thing there is now way honestly to compare ur temps to everyone else. Its not realistic honestly. The only burn in period u have is ur Tim and that's it.
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