I just upgraded from a Dual XEON 5160 3.oGhz air cooled rig to a Dual 5355 2.66Ghz watercooled rig and am curious about my temps. The cpus are within the but I feel they are just running to hot. I am using Everest to monitor the actual core temps. Before I was idleing around 38 degrees and would load at 65 degrees celcius. That was with a passive heatsink on the 5160's. Now I am idleing about 55 -60 and load about 65 to 70. Now I do have 8 cores instead of 4 but I thought the watercooling would of made up the difference.
I did remove the plastic film and I have reapplied the thermal paste after cleaning and also played with the tension of the bracket to see if that makes a difference. So far it is always the same. I am using a Koolance pump/res/rad and blockssystem which I know is not the best blocks out there but when looking at the reviews the differences are only a couple of degrees. Now I do also have the FB dimms and the 2900xt in the loop but The video card seems to stay cooler so I dont think it is that.
I can not find many people out there running the xeons as workstations so I have nothing to compare to. I am hoping someone out there running xeons/ everest can tell me what there core temps are at and whether they are using passive/active or watercooling.
Sure thing, I will take pictures tonight. This was my first attempt at water cooling so it took many redo's shall we say to get it working.
Basically my loop is PUmp/res combo unit to CPU1, CPU2, split to 2- 1/4 tubes with each going to the FB dimm cooler, then joined back and to the video card, then to the externally mounted rad and then back to the pump/res
It is only slightly warm but not hot by any means. I feel a slight difference between the fluid going into the rad and out although it does not feel drastic. My room temp is about 27-28 c (I know this sucks but since the baby my office is the laundry room). I have a sensor in the case and it is about 30c inside. I should have my full specs in my sig now. I do have a inline temp sensor for the fluid but I did not install it as I was not sure where it was best to measure it. I will see about putting it in tonight. Should I install it before the rad or after to see the affect or it?