water cooler woes Tags: Heatsinks Cooling Thermal Compound Overclocking Last response: December 10, 2002 4:27 PM in Overclocking Share Jgilland December 3, 2002 3:38:10 AM I finally got my watercooler in and installed. I got it all going and my cpu temps went from 90F to 134F in just a few minutes. I'm wondering what I did wrong? I only put thermal compound on the processor core and the water was at room temperature. Joseph Karr Gilland <A HREF="http://www.josephgilland.com" target="_new"> Joseph Gilland Inc. </A> More about : water cooler woes vk2amv December 3, 2002 5:19:40 AM Stpid question I assume the pump is working and the radiator is not blocked or anything. Just make sure you have the coolent moving through the system first. From what you say I would guess the coolent is not moving through the system. AREA_51 Jgilland December 3, 2002 10:52:49 AM The water is moving through fine. I'm thinking either: a) the water block is not putting enough pressure on the processor? b) there is not enough air getting through the radiator? Comments? The setup is: << FAN | RADIATOR | FRONT OF CASE Joseph Karr Gilland <A HREF="http://www.josephgilland.com" target="_new"> Joseph Gilland Inc. </A> Related resources Airflow and cooling woes in the Cooler Master 430 Elite case - Forum CPU temps with an water cooler - Forum Best Water Cooler for Less Than $160 - Forum HELP!!!which one is best water cooler? - Forum Should I get a different AIO water cooler for the C70? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Jgilland December 3, 2002 7:32:16 PM BUMP!! Please help!! My watercooler sucks! Joseph Karr Gilland <A HREF="http://www.josephgilland.com" target="_new"> Joseph Gilland Inc. </A> monkeyspank December 4, 2002 8:36:27 AM does the radiator feel warm? try taking the block off and checking it is all good, and refit it. <font color=red> -- </font color=red><font color=blue>A bush in the hand is worth two birds at the bar</font color=blue> lhgpoobaa December 5, 2002 2:28:07 AM Check things out! wat pump do you have? diameter hosing? radiator brand? waterblock brand? Put your hand on the waterblock. Does it feel cool or hot? Do the same with the radiator. A block too hot means not enough water is getting though. A radiator too hot means the cooling ability of the radiator is insufficient. apply pressure to the center of the waterblock. does it move? if so there might be insufficient pressure on the core. <A HREF="http://www.ihatetelstra.com" target="_new">http://www.ihatetelstra.com</A> <A HREF="http://www.telstraexposed.com" target="_new">http://www.telstraexposed.com</A> <A HREF="http://www.antitelstra.com" target="_new">http://www.antitelstra.com</A> <A HREF="http://www.whirlpool.net.au" target="_new">http://www.whirlpool.net.au</A> mrwhipper December 10, 2002 4:27:51 PM Im not trying to insult your intelligence BUT, did you use any thermal paste? Im sure that you did but it was the only thing that I had seen that wasnt covered. Good luck. Hang in there. It can only get better! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedI need a very quite cpu water cooler to replace my current loud one Forum SolvedCan i put water cooler on gpu Forum SolvedCan I use this water cooler with my amd 8320 am3+?l Forum SolvedBig problems with the Corsair H100i water cooler Forum SolvedGetting AIO Water Cooler (Prob H80i) How To Cool VRM ? M5A99FX Pro R2.0 Forum SolvedI cant figure out how to transfer my water cooler to a new board Forum SolvedAMD FX 6300 good water cooler? Forum SolvedQuietes AIO water cooler Forum SolvedWhat 140mm closed loop water cooler should I get if I want to overclock a fx-8350 to 4.6 ghz. Forum Solvedwater cooler failing? Forum SolvedDo you still need thermal paste when you have a water cooler for your CPU? Forum SolvedWould you recommend a water cooler for my build? Forum SolvedWould I need a water cooler for my CPU when overclocked? Forum SolvedI bought a seidon 120 v water cooler for my i5 3570 k and I found out it does not fit . so tomorrow im going to buy a new case Forum SolvedBest water cooler for Fx8350 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !