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post #1 of 19
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Have a Swiftech MCR320 qp with 6 Scythe GT-15 in push pull. I'm getting load temps of 72c on the hottest core, with an average of 67c between the 4 cores. Ambient temp 21c. Cpu block is a Swiftech Apogee GT.

- Is this temps normal, loop is only cooling a Q9650 @ 1.35v
- How much can i gain in temps by adding shrouds to the rad, and should i add shrouds to both sides or only the side with the pushing fans?.
- How much can i gain in temps by swapping to a Swiftech Apogee XT.
post #2 of 19
What is your rad? The temps are not good at all. If you want a new block, go for EK Supreme HF... but you don't need a new one!
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post #3 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lune View Post
What is your rad? The temps are not good at all. If you want a new block, go for EK Supreme HF... but you don't need a new one!
Swiftech MCR320 QP, that was what i was thinking to. Water is around 28c after going through the rad.
post #4 of 19
Oh lol.. sleepy. That rad isn't very thick ;o maybe that's the problem! I think you should be getting less than 72c tho.
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post #5 of 19
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Any more inputs? Is 72c normal for this system?
post #6 of 19
72c is high for any i7 i assume its the same case for your chip.
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post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by Arksniper View Post
72c is high for any i7 i assume its the same case for your chip.
I know its a bit to high for the cpu, this is under full load with IBT, but is this within what i can expect from a loop like mine.

Rad: Swiftech MCR320 QP
Pump: Swiftech MCP365
Block: Swiftech Apogee GT

Ambient 21-23c, cpu @ 1.34v
Water temps 28-30c under load.
post #8 of 19
Temps seem a bit high. Your rad seems to be doing a good job of dumping the heat created if your water temps are 28 degrees after the rad. Adding a thicker rad wouldn't hurt, and shrouds ought to shave a couple degrees, but I would try reseating the block and re-appling the thermal compound.

What kind of tim are you using?
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post #9 of 19
its not the rad
I have a swiftech MCR320QP and it did a great job on my mother board and processor

make sure all your fans are blowing in the same direction

before you remount the cpu block take the loop apart and flush it really good.
if possible disassemble the cpu block and make sure nothing is in it.
remount the cpu block and use at least AS-5 or MX-3 at the least

you should be fine at this point if not, as i have never used this block and dont remember how well it performs you might get you a rasa cpu block they are about 50.00 and do a great job

but unless your rad is clogged up its not the rad I promise you
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post #10 of 19
Those temps are HIGH!!
Try remounting the block.
I have a EK Supreme HF Full Copper for sale.
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