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Originally Posted by Skripka;12569472 
Waaaaaay too hot. That software OCing is also putting way more tha necessary voltage into your CPU for such an overclock. Per Duckie, either you block isn't mounted right, you have a pump problem, or you have lots of air bubbles.

Put your hand on the hoses in/out of the CPU. Are they warm/hot to the touch? If yes, then your pump most likely is not working. If the hoses are cold, it means there is a problem with the seating of your water block.

This. 1.37 vcore is way too much for the OC you're doing then again I suppose I don't know what your OC is but unless you're pushing past low 4 gHz that's too much. It's always better to just go through bios and do it yourself. And yeah.. nothing else to really recommend other than the basic precautions.. checking for air bubbles.. how you mounted your TIM.. did you flush your rad.. did you remove the plastic under the cpu block etc lol.
    
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post #12 of 21
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Should I try rotating the water block 90 degrees?
If you setup was fine temps wise before you fooled around with it (which is what it sounds like)--verify that your pump is in fact working before remounting the block. I have a sneaky feeling your pump ain't spinning.
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post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
If you setup was fine temps wise before you fooled around with it (which is what it sounds like)--verify that your pump is in fact working before remounting the block. I have a sneaky feeling your pump ain't spinning.
How do I verify that the pump is working? When I squeeze the tubing I can feel the water pushing through the tubes, but other than that, I don't exactly know what I am checking.
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post #14 of 21
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This. 1.37 vcore is way too much for the OC you're doing then again I suppose I don't know what your OC is but unless you're pushing past low 4 gHz that's too much. It's always better to just go through bios and do it yourself. And yeah.. nothing else to really recommend other than the basic precautions.. checking for air bubbles.. how you mounted your TIM.. did you flush your rad.. did you remove the plastic under the cpu block etc lol.
How do I check for air bubbles?

My TIM should be fine, unless applying it for WCing is drastically different than air cooling. I never had a problem when I was air cooling, and I used a myriad of coolers.

As far as the plastic under the cpu, I am sure I took care of that. I can say that because I forgot to remove that when I first tried mounting the block. Luckily I realized before turning everything on.
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post #15 of 21
Maybe you should revert to stock clocks until you get your loop figured out. That way, you know what your base, stock clock temps are. Otherwise, you are chasing your tail between your loop having issues, and your OC being screwy.

And yes...your voltage seems a little high...bump your BIOS to stock, don't use that GUI-based OC garbage. See where you stand.
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post #16 of 21
Try checking your pump, i had the same issue once turned out i forgot to plug in the power plug for it

Try listening to it, mine makes some noise when its turned on ^^
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post #17 of 21
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I can feel the pump spinning, and I can feel the pressure in the tubing. I am going to down clock to stock speeds. What should my load temps be with stock settings?

How exactly do I check for air bubbles?
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post #18 of 21
Did you try tilting your pc case from the front and angle it back till you start seeing air bubbles in your reservoir?
    
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I can feel the pump spinning, and I can feel the pressure in the tubing. I am going to down clock to stock speeds. What should my load temps be with stock settings?

How exactly do I check for air bubbles?
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post #20 of 21
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Thanks for all the help everyone. Turns out that I forgot one of the springs when I mounted the block, and adding that seems to have helped. I am using a radiator with an integrated reservoir from Swiftech so I couldn't check for air bubbles visually. I ended up wiggling the radiator around a little bit and I was able to add a little bit more water. I think that helped as well.

I have both the fans and the pump under-volted, and the computer is nearly silent. Load temps are less than 55C in my warm room, and less than 50C if I run the fans/pump at full speed, so I'm pretty happy with everything so far.
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