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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-27-2012, 07:04 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello!
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!!

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Are you using the fans that came with the RS240 kit? Are they running max speed? Those temps are pretty high, and seem like a bad mount to me. Feel the tubing near the CPU, is it cool or hot? How about near the radiator?



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You were right about the mount! I tightened the bolts maybe a half a turn each and ran prime95 again, temps dropped about 10C, they are now hovering around 63-66, which is better, still not ideal but much, much better.
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Just in case anyone else had concerns similar to mine, after a little more fiddling, I was able to lower my voltage down to 1.25 volts. This still gave me a still stable overclock at 4.7GHz, but Ii was able to get my maximum load temps under prime95 down under 60C. This is definitely more what I expected with my XSPC RS240. I combination of lower voltage and adjusting the water block tightness was all I needed.
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Ambient is about 22C.
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they are now hovering around 63-66, which is better, still not ideal but much, much better.

For load temps, they are good? thinking.gif
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For load temps, they are good? thinking.gif

Yea they are okay.. I have one core that hovers around 57C. I would have liked to see all the cores around this temp but unfortunately the rest of them sit around that 63-64 mark.
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i would do an entirely new remount, new tim and everything, cause all u did was just tighting, its possible that the tim isnt even.

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Yea they are okay.. I have one core that hovers around 57C. I would have liked to see all the cores around this temp but unfortunately the rest of them sit around that 63-64 mark.

Well its only a thin 240 rad with one set of fans on it (i presume, stock fans too), you're cpu is overclocked too... What is your voltage? Mine tops out at 64c at 5ghz with a 580 in the loop too. But that's on a RS360 with two sets of gentle typhoons.

Your load temps seem perfectly normal now.
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