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i7 4770k heat issues custom water cooling loop

I installed my XSPC 360mm radiator kit and I'm getting bad temps on my cpu. i'm getting 80c on load 1.2v @4.2GHz. I reapplied thermal paste like 3 times, so that's not the issue here. Could it be the fans? I'm using distilled water. Seems to me everything is fine,but i'm getting the same performance as my h60!
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  1. toolmaker_03 said:


    used the ones that came in the kit, fan shrouds? hmmm, i don't think so.
  2. So three fans attached directly to the radiator correct?
    One thing is the CPU block the only thing getting hot to the touch or is the radiator getting hot to the touch as well?
    What does the flow of the system look like from inside of the reservoir?
    Also try to keep the reservoir as full as possible.
  3. toolmaker_03 said:
    So three fans attached directly to the radiator correct?
    One thing is the CPU block the only thing getting hot to the touch or is the radiator getting hot to the touch as well?
    What does the flow of the system look like from inside of the reservoir?
    Also try to keep the reservoir as full as possible.


    Everything seems to be running fine. Could it be normal temps? I'm getting 85c on 1.22v @4.3GHz(everything on load)
  4. are both the CPU block and the radiator getting hot to the touch? if both of them are not getting hot to the touch than there is a flow issue in the loop somewere.
  5. toolmaker_03 said:
    are both the CPU block and the radiator getting hot to the touch? if both of them are not getting hot to the touch than there is a flow issue in the loop somewere.

    No, they are not getting hot.
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    Ok so I am not too good at explaining things so if both are not getting hot to the touch than that means that the water is flowing to slow to pull the heat away for the CPU block I would like to see a pic of your loop but this sounds like the most likely issue based on the info that I have gotten so far.
    If the loop where actually working right and your CPU was getting that hot than the radiator would have been hot to the touch as well because the water flowing through it would be hot.
  7. toolmaker_03 said:
    Ok so I am not too good at explaining things so if both are not getting hot to the touch than that means that the water is flowing to slow to pull the heat away for the CPU block I would like to see a pic of your loop but this sounds like the most likely issue based on the info that I have gotten so far.
    If the loop where actually working right and your CPU was getting that hot than the radiator would have been hot to the touch as well because the water flowing through it would be hot.


    http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/2049/vaqj.jpg
  8. can I get a more resent pic of the loop in its current state, and one of the pump, as well as the connections at each point in the loop? understand I am not there at the loop itself, so the more you show me the more helpful I can be.

    What does the pump sound like is it quite?
  9. I have a single 360mm radiator setup on my CPU it is a 3930K even at 4.6Ghz it will not get past 55C

    I also have a FX8350 even at 4.7Ghz it stays below 55C

    Ok with that stated if i clock them more, i will need more voltage, i will kill my CPU with voltage, before i will kill it, by over temping it.
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