water cooler woes

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>
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  1. 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.
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  2. 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>
  3. BUMP!! Please help!! My watercooler sucks!

    Joseph Karr Gilland
    <A HREF="http://www.josephgilland.com" target="_new"> Joseph Gilland Inc. </A>
  4. does the radiator feel warm?

    try taking the block off and checking it is all good, and refit it.


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  5. 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.


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  6. 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!
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