is the watercooling components used or was it brand new. either way i usually open up the cpu block and inspect that it was manufactured correctly...just a habit i guess.
could be the radiator having air bubbles in it and not cooling effectively...is your system totally bled?
the first cpu block i bought from a friend had a silicon sealant that he used as a type of thread seal and some of that sealant actually got into the little heat spreader pins inside of teh waterblock and keeping it from cooling correctly.
well with my setup i have only one old 120x2 rad and two misc fans that i found in a box and my load temps after running a amd's overdrive stability test its core temps are only 40. max ive seen it was at 41 after running for 30 mins
ahhh, thanks guys. both of you guys helped me alot.
im using a swiftech 655 pump at setting 2. (out of 5)
and im using 2 noctua fans blowing air from inside my case outwards at the minimum speeds. my case is a cooler master HAF922 which is basically almost free-flowing air because it has holes everywhere in it so i thought that wouldnt be a problem.
Last night, i tried going 4.0 GHz to see what temps i would get, i got 40C idle and about 75 load. (a bit on the high side i believe when i read other people's i5 overclocking experience) my vcore was at 1.38 too.
but anyways, thanks for the help, much is appreciated.
cudos to you and your overclocking adventure. highest i feel comfortable with is 3.9ghz which i have to go to 1.5v to achieve...a bit to high for me because 3.7ghz is only 1.4v 3.8 i have to use 1.45 and 3.9 i gotta use 1.5 if i go any higher i feel like i would fry my cpu =(