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I'm using thermaltake bigwater 120x1 rad that came with my thermaltake Xaser VI case + then i modded it so that the rad is sitting at the bottom of the case, using push & pull fan effect, as i hated where it was situated in the top drive bay, that wasn't easy to clean, either way i7 950 @ stock speed still getting 36 degrese at idle & 65 using Prime95 for 30 min.

I also tryed repasting the CPU & differnt loop setups,
Im using Res->Pump->Rad->CPU->Res setup.

I've tryed googling average temps but can't seem to get a comfortable answer.

Any help would be much appreciated.
post #2 of 23
A) what are your voltages? Mine (920) sits at 39C at 3.8GHz, but it actually sat in the 41-45 range with stock voltages at stock speed. (This, of course, with my zalman on air)

Under 24/7 100% folding load I don't hit 70C, so I'd think that underwater you'd get significantly better temps. I'm no wc expert, though.

Edit: B) I've got that case and I absolutely adore it.
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That actually sounds about right. Have you tried pushing the clocks on the cpu? If not, you have nothing to compare your stock temperatures to at the moment. Some cpus will run hotter at stock because it's being overvolted which is probably the same reason why Aeschylus' chip ran hotter at stock vs. OCed, and I don't think you're going to see the real performance of a WCing setup until you start pushing the voltages. Try ocing the cpu a bit and see how your stock temperatures compare with your OC, THEN I think you could start drawing some conclusions.
 
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Well a single 120 rad is a waste cant keep up with the heat of i7, Also what fans are you using.
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Temps are bit too high for a WC setup, but they are very safe so you have really nothing to worry about.
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post #6 of 23
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Thank's to everyone for replying, it's putting my mind to rest.

Voltages = auto/stock

I have tryed overclocking it a bit, but not with much success & only got it stable @ 4.0GHz once, but havent tryed since as i dont have much expirence with OC'ing.

Yeah the 1x120 rad is a bit small & i defenetly need a rad upgrade soon, i'd say duel 2x120 push & pull at mimimum, as for the fan it's got the default fan that came with the bigwater rad, themaltake but i've got the speed on 100% + another 120 i had laying around for the push & pull effect.
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Originally Posted by DannyB0y View Post
That actually sounds about right. Have you tried pushing the clocks on the cpu? If not, you have nothing to compare your stock temperatures to at the moment. Some cpus will run hotter at stock because it's being overvolted which is probably the same reason why Aeschylus' chip ran hotter at stock vs. OCed, and I don't think you're going to see the real performance of a WCing setup until you start pushing the voltages. Try ocing the cpu a bit and see how your stock temperatures compare with your OC, THEN I think you could start drawing some conclusions.
OK Dannyb0y thank's & i'll try OC to 4.0GHz, & post back what the temps are then, do you have any idea on what is the best settings, like Disabling speed step.ect
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OK Dannyb0y thank's & i'll try OC to 4.0GHz, & post back what the temps are then, do you have any idea on what is the best settings, like Disabling speed step.ect
Try these settings:

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CPU Ratio Setting......................[23.0]
Intel(r) SpeedStep(tm) Tech............[Disabled]
Xtreme Phase Full Power Mode...........[Enabled]
BCLK Frequency.........................[174]
PCIE Frequency.........................[100]
DRAM Frequency.........................[DDR3-1395MHz]
UCLK Frequency.........................[2791MHz]
QPI Link Data Rate.....................[Auto]

CPU Voltage Control....................[Manual]
CPU Voltage............................[1.3250]
CPU PLL Voltage........................[1.80]
QPI/DRAM Core Voltage..................[1.3000]
IOH Voltage............................[1.20]
IOH PCIE Voltage.......................[1.54]
ICH Voltage............................[1.20]
ICH PCIE Voltage.......................[1.50]
DRAM Bus Voltage.......................[1.65]

Load-Line Calibration..................[Enabled]
CPU Differential Amplitude.............[800mV]
CPU Clock Skew.........................[Delay 300ps]
CPU Spread Spectrum....................[Disabled]
IOH Clock Skew.........................[Auto]
PCIE Spread Spectrum...................[Disabled]

C1E Support............................[Disabled]
Hardware Prefetcher....................[Enabled]
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch...........[Enabled]
Intel(r) Virtualization Tech...........[Disabled]
CPU TM Function........................[Disabled]
Execute Disable Bit....................[Enabled]
Intel(r) HT Technology.................[Enabled]
Active Processor Cores.................[All]
A20M...................................[Disabled]
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post #9 of 23
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Thank's Born2bwild, i'll try & then "I'll be back"
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Thank's again Born2bwild, i tryed those settings & it idled at 43 & then i ran prime95 & it BSOD after about 10min, i guess i will have to wait & get a better rad setup & then try again.
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