I'm new to this forum and overclocking/water cooling in general... That being said, I have a question about my temps on an overclocked i5 2500k.
I just recently installed the XSPC Rasa RS240 water cooling system. Initially I had some issues where my motherboard wouldn't post with the water block installed. After a little research and an RMA'd motherboard, I found out I had overtightened the water block, which had caused my issues.
Now, I have the water block on as tight as I dare to get it, and it seems like my temps are rather high for a water cooling system. I currently have my i5 overclocked to 4.7GHz with a VCore of 1.35. Under prime 95, my temps spike into the low 80s, 82 max, but average around 74. My idle temps also seem rather high, averaging around 34. Aside from restoring default settings and not overclocking at all, how can I lower my temps? Should I lower the voltage? the multiplier?
If it makes any difference I am using:
Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 Mother Board
i5 2500k OC @ 4.7
16GB of G.Skill Sniper series RAM
EVGA 570GTX Classified Edition GFX card (Which is not part of the WC loop)
Kingwin Lazer 1000W Modular Power Supply
and of course the XSPC Rasa RS240 WC Loop
All of this is enclosed in a Xigmatek Elysium Case
All HELPFUL advice is welcome and appreciated as I am still learning!!