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they're high, but I dont know if they are HIGH!!
He's got a pretty fat overclock, as do I, and my temps are in the same ballpark when running IBT with 100% load. Mine peak at 70-71 but average about mid 60's when cpu is under full load.

In regular daily use (including demanding games and such), your cpu will never reach 100% load for any extended amounts of time. You will only see temps like these when benching, stress-testing, and maybe folding@home.

Core i7's run hot but mine has been rock solid stable for about a year now with no worries @4.33 idle at desktop 38, gaming in 50's with cpu,mobo, and 2x295s in the loop.

70 is hot but no reason to panic at all.

I would try a reseat, maybe a different tim.
Do you have any dyes or other contaminates in your water?
As satogd said, if there is something clogging your block and/or rad, it would make a difference.
Is your flow rate good? what pump are you using?
Edited by bob808 - 3/8/11 at 11:03pm
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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?
I'm using Noctua NT-H1 have done good things for me in the past so should be OK. I have tried reseating the block 3 times, got about the same load temps all times.

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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
As the water is 28-30c after the rad i cant see that it could be clogged.
I have been using some Feser liquid cooling ****, with dye in it. So i will take a day and flush the loop, take apart the block and change it do destilled water. All fans blowing the same way.

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Those temps are HIGH!!
Try remounting the block.
I have a EK Supreme HF Full Copper for sale.
I will consider it, will first try to flush the loop, if that fails you might hear from me.


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they're high, but I dont know if they are HIGH!!
He's got a pretty fat overclock, as do I, and my temps are in the same ballpark when running IBT with 100% load. Mine peak at 70-71 but average about mid 60's when cpu is under full load.

In regular daily use (including demanding games and such), your cpu will never reach 100% load for any extended amounts of time. You will only see temps like these when benching, stress-testing, and maybe folding@home.

Core i7's run hot but mine has been rock solid stable for about a year now with no worries @4.33 idle at desktop 38, gaming in 50's with cpu,mobo, and 2x295s in the loop.

70 is hot but no reason to panic at all.

I would try a reseat, maybe a different tim.
Do you have any dyes or other contaminates in your water?
As satogd said, if there is something clogging your block and/or rad, it would make a difference.
Is your flow rate good? what pump are you using?
Its the same here, peeks at 71c, but average mid 60's.
With normal gaming im seeing mid-high 50's, 63 while playing BC2.

Im using Swiftech MCP655 at about setting 2 so should be close to 190 GPH (12LPM)

As said above im using Feser Cooling Fluid, it got some dye in it, and i know the previuse owner used dye in it aswell so i will try to flush it realy good this time.
post #13 of 19
Re-seat! That is plenty of rad, and your block is well liked... but known for accumulating GUNK- so maybe it is time to clean your block with a toothbrush and some 50/50 vinegar/water.

For point-of-reference, my auxillary PC is a Q9650/4.05GHz/1.4v that I am keeping under 70C with a crappy (real, real crappy) ThermalTake block and a single 140mm bay radiator with one generic 120mm fan. I have several Swiffy radiators in my main system, they're cheap and not the most efficient, but they are at the top of the list for bang for your buck. They like high airflow, so you are doing the right thing with push/pull. Unless you get shrouds for free or close to it, hold off and clean your water block first.

Edit-
Just saw what you listed for coolant- get rid of it. Throw it away. If you spend money for coolant, you will be reluctant to change it regularly, am I right? Use distilled water, change it quarterly, and never buy snake oil in a bottle again. I repeat, clean your block. Take it apart, and amaze yourself with the amount of crap stuck in it- take pics and post them here!
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Ok will try to take the time to clean the loop and change to distilled water on Sunday.

What is the proper way to clean the loop, do i have to get rid of the tubes to, or is it good enough to just flush the tubes with water and make sure that they are clean. My LHS is out of tubing and ordering online wont have them here by Sunday.
post #15 of 19
You could also turn up the speed on the pump. Why only speed 2? Is yours noisy or something?
Turn up the speed and see if your temps lower. I would definately at least flush the fesser fluid and just use distilled with some silver or ptnuke.
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Ok will try to take the time to clean the loop and change to distilled water on Sunday.

What is the proper way to clean the loop, do i have to get rid of the tubes to, or is it good enough to just flush the tubes with water and make sure that they are clean. My LHS is out of tubing and ordering online wont have them here by Sunday.
If I were having unexplained temperature increases, I would take apart the whole mess and clean it properly. Maybe every 18 months... But if you use distilled water and drain/fill quarterly, you won't have that problem anymore. You could try a lazy flush with tap water, circulate, rinse, repeat... but you'll better understand the condition of your system if you disassemble it and clean thoroughly. It is a Saturday project, which is better than a weeks-long ordeal.

Remember to clean, reapply TIM, and re-seat your CPU as well. That is a very likely suspect for temp increases, ceteris paribus.
     
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Will take it apart and clean it on Sunday, reporting back with pictures and new results.

Thnx guys.
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As i said, i took apart the loop today:

- Cleaned everything up.
- Disassembled the CPU block, the pump and res and cleaned it with a toothbrush
- Flushed the rad 3 times, then filled it with boiling hot water and left it for 1 hour, flushed it again.

The CPU block was clogged like **** with this blue guck. Cant believe that a company like Feser are selling products that do this.

I also added a NB block that cooled my NB down from 62C to 48C under load and i still gained 9c on the CPU. Before i was maxing at 72C now I'm maxing at 63C with an average of 57-60C.

I changed the Feser **** to distilled water and will be adding some PT nuke as soon as i can get my hands on some.

The bad part was that i was not able to take any pic's for you. My DSLR was out of battery and pictures with my phone would not be any point.
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I am glad we could help. Join me on the crusade against mystifying additives, and help spread good information. DI water forever!
     
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