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hey guys. just installed this kit and getting bad temps. load temps while running prime95 for 2 hours is 74C. I'm only cooling the CPU.

Running at 4Ghz (HT on) with 1.280v according to CPU-ID. 1.31v in BIOS

Ambient temperature is 29C.

Note that I forgot to rinse the radiator before hand and there's lots of small bubbles in the reservoir.

Should I disassemble, flush the radiator and clean the block?
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Originally Posted by pujo View Post
hey guys. just installed this kit and getting bad temps. load temps while running prime95 for 2 hours is 74C. I'm only cooling the CPU.

Running at 4Ghz (HT on) with 1.280v according to CPU-ID. 1.31v in BIOS

Ambient temperature is 29C.

Note that I forgot to rinse the radiator before hand and there's lots of small bubbles in the reservoir.

Should I disassemble, flush the radiator and clean the block?
And be carefull seating the block.. and make sure you have working fans with good case airflow (LOL) and give it a couple of days to eradicate the bubbles..
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ok then, even with high ambient temps like mine, should i be expecting lower temps?
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how much TIM did u put on the CPU block??
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Whats your idle temp? should be no more than 2-5C over ambient. look for kinks, and you might want to buy some anti kink coils. if you used dye or color additive, you might want to rinse or flush the system.
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post #6 of 51
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how much TIM did u put on the CPU block??
i squished about a rice grain size using ocz freeze and then just mounted the block.

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Whats your idle temp? should be no more than 2-5C over ambient. look for kinks, and you might want to buy some anti kink coils. if you used dye or color additive, you might want to rinse or flush the system.
idle temp is around 47C. I'm using distilled water with silver coil.
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post #7 of 51
Try shaking the bubbles out and remounting the block. check the temps after shaking the air out and if they don't lower remount
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Try shaking the bubbles out and remounting the block. check the temps after shaking the air out and if they don't lower remount
do you mean the bubbles in the reservoir, if so I'll give it a go. should the mounting be really tight? how tight should i turn the screws??
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post #9 of 51
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i squished about a rice grain size using ocz freeze and then just mounted the block.



idle temp is around 47C. I'm using distilled water with silver coil.
Too little.. the TIM should cover the entire CPU man..
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post #10 of 51
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Too little.. the TIM should cover the entire CPU man..
i see, i shall try spread TIM then.
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