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I thought just because i had liquid cooling i'd be able to OC as high as i could go, but my idle temps are 30c and load reach around 50-55. I had to lower my 4ghz OC because i saw my temps reach 60c one day( my bro's ambient temps in his rooms aren't that great), but i see people saying i idle at like 20c and at load they're at 40c, but i don't think they even have liquid, so is my cooling defective or what.
 

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First off, what is a "Liquid CPU Cooling System [AMD]"?

Any closed loop water cooling system like a ECO or H50 is slightly worse than high end air cooling.

The top two air coolers I believe are the Thermalright silver arrow and the Noctua NH-D14.

The next step up from them with be a Rasa water kit like I have, then of course a high end $300+ loop would get you the best water based cooling. After that there is phase change, DICE, and LN2.
 

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well the computer was prebuilt, and they didn't really specify an exact name :/
 

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Something is odd if it is a true wc system. I'm using a NH D-14 on a B55x3 C3(4.0Ghz 1.475v), B60 X4 C3(4.0Ghz 1.55v), 955 C2(3.7Ghz 1.55v), 965 C3(3.9Ghz 1.5v), 970(4.0Ghz 1.55) and 1090T(4.0Ghz 1.4v) and my temp never got over 55c on any of them.
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If you can give us a link on your prebuilt.
 

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Well i picked all the parts that are in my sig, and there's a side fan and a fan on the back and there are tubes going from teh back fan on to this big contraption that's completely covering where the cpu should be.
 

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Exactly like that.
 

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Originally Posted by venomblade;13003029
I thought just because i had liquid cooling i'd be able to OC as high as i could go, but my idle temps are 30c and load reach around 50-55. I had to lower my 4ghz OC because i saw my temps reach 60c one day( my bro's ambient temps in his rooms aren't that great), but i see people saying i idle at like 20c and at load they're at 40c, but i don't think they even have liquid, so is my cooling defective or what.
Idle temperatures can never be lower than your room temperature. Your idle temperature will always be slightly higher than your room temp. So if someone says they have so and so really low idle temp it's either their room is cold, air conditioned, or their computer is drawing in cool air from the outside.
 

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I can safely say you should never go sealed water cooling unless you absolutely don't have the space for a good air cooler.. The h50, h70, and eco are all worse than similarly priced air coolers.. The noctua NH-D14 is pretty much the best air cooler - Water cooling is the next step up, and it's definitely worth it if you get high ambient temps.
 

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Same as above. Saying you have an idle temp of only 20c is either outdoors in the arctic lol, or there reading the core temps which is not the way to go. CPU socket temp is what you should be reading. The 30c idle temp isn't out of line at all and the 50-55c load temp wouldn't surprise me with a cooler like that one posted a few posts above.

My system listed in sig idles at 28-29c with room ambient of 23.5c or 74F and at 4222MHz OC does just spike to 55c but averages between 50 and 52c with room at 72F.

If you want better temps time for a Rasa kit! Best bang for the buck in WCing.
 

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My system listed in sig idles at 28-29c with room ambient of 23.5c or 74F and at 4222MHz OC does just spike to 55c but averages between 50 and 52c with room at 72F.
What's your voltage at out of curiosity?
 

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What's your voltage at out of curiosity?
Vcore = 1.464v
CPU/NB = 1.435v

Both in bios, and yes I also run Q&C.
 

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That's ridiculously good voltage for that OC and very impressive temps to match.. Congrats!
OPPS, my bad that was a OC of 4139MHz sorry lol. The current one is

Vcore = 1.482v
CPU/NB = 1.468v

in bios like before, I grabbed the wrong page of info lol.

On the CHIV loaded voltages do get up there but within the 1.55v range. Here's a snip at the end of a 24 hr run. You'll have to note the date in the lower right hand corner as this was taken after 24 hrs of running and room ambient was 73-74F. About as far as I'll be taking this setup (I think) lol.
 

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Originally Posted by The Sandman;13006975
OPPS, my bad that was a OC of 4139MHz sorry lol. The current one is

Vcore = 1.482v
CPU/NB = 1.468v

in bios like before, I grabbed the wrong page of info lol.

On the CHIV loaded voltages do get up there but within the 1.55v range. Here's a snip at the end of a 24 hr run. You'll have to note the date in the lower right hand corner as this was taken after 24 hrs of running and room ambient was 73-74F. About as far as I'll be taking this setup (I think) lol.
My NB is like 59c, my CPU is 49c-51c, and my core temp is 42-43c with [email protected] Porbably has to do with the airflow in the 800d, my room temps, and the fact I'm only running push.. I was really close to pushing pass the 4.0ghz mark, but kept falling short lol

In anycase - don't wanna hijack this thread any further.
 
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