I7-6700K OC Custom Waterloop Heat Problems
Hello, i recently built my first custom waterloop, its rigid tubing, using Phanteks Glacier C350I cpu waterblock and Glacier Waterblock for the Gpu.
My GPU temps even overclocked stay well under 50C on load using a GTX 1080TI and its all hooked up to 2 360mm Rads, so i know the the Distilled Water itself is staying very cool.
Before overclocking my cpu i ran prime 95 Small FFTs with AVX and AVX2 disabled to get a baseline.
My temps even then jump up to around 70C (I7-6700K i reseated it 3 times to make sure using Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound)
I got to 4.7Ghz pretty easily, i didnt do extensive testing, but i kept my voltage around 1.3V maybe a bit less with LLC on Turbo, auto, normal or High dont seem to be as stable.
Running prime or Aida64 i reach 95C sometimes, while these are very stressful tests, ive seen other OC's with the same chip on less cooling getting much cooler temps at even higher voltage.
I was wondering if anybody had any tips, my idle temps are in the low 30's and i made sure to remove the Plastic peel on the cpu waterblock.
I was thinking about delidding and using Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut to replace the TIM, idk if liquid metal would be a lot better or not, but im trying to spend the least i can haha.
The cpu waterblock is tightened down well, a bit past as far as you can tighten with just your hand, so it should have good contact.
All C-States are disabled, Eist is disabled, Voltage Opimization is ON, RSR is off, Intel Speedshift/step tech is off.
Also i believe 1.45 volts i have heard is the farthest you should really go for safe overclocking? just wanted peoples opinions here, obviously the lower i can keep it the better but if i fix the cooling problem, then i would like to push it farther!
Thanks in advance for your help!
Last edited by Enterprise12; 01-21-2020 at 03:59 PM.