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Water cooled Rig to hot?

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April 22, 2011 1:22:16 AM

hi, just got my new i7 950 setup with water cooling
im clocked to 3.8ghz but im idleing at
64C
60C
61C
57C
and my cpu voltage is at 1.41v

when testing the cpu with 3dmark vantage the temps were
93c
90c
90c
86c

my rad is 240mm with push pull fans and is mounted in the bottom of my cooler master 690 ii advanced case
my water block is a Zalman ZM-WB5
and my pump is a Phobya DC12-220 Water Pump

i did have it clocked to 4.2ghz and it was a bit colder on idle at around 50 - 55 on each core but wasnt stable when pushed

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April 22, 2011 1:33:33 AM

also i want higher on my overclock as 1.41v for 3.8ghz is a bit high
a b K Overclocking
April 22, 2011 5:08:32 AM

"two things in life you should not scrimp on when it comes to cost
1. water-cooling
2. hookers"
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a b K Overclocking
April 22, 2011 10:32:11 AM

ortoklaz said:
"two things in life you should not scrimp on when it comes to cost
1. water-cooling
2. hookers"

Is there a sticky for that ?
a b K Overclocking
April 22, 2011 10:34:37 AM

rbby258 said:
also i want higher on my overclock as 1.41v for 3.8ghz is a bit high

Here's a thought;
Default settings
Those are where you need to be, after you figure out you're cooling problem you can think about faster clocks.
April 22, 2011 11:16:56 AM

this was my first time in water cooling and i bought it with all my pc components so at the time it was alot. once it is sorted im selling it and buying a new rig and i will get better cooling for that :) , what are the things i could try, thanks
a c 324 K Overclocking
April 22, 2011 1:58:30 PM

Quote:
Default settings
Those are where you need to be, after you figure out you're cooling problem you can think about faster clocks


First step of troubleshooting: remove all unknown variables. Remove your OC's, benchmark your temps at stock speeds. 99% of the time, OC's are user-error and running less than optimal settings, including vCore, etc.

I wouldn't own anything watercooling with 'Zalman' written on it...just my opinion. That pump looks mediocre...kind of like it could be a lower-end Jingway?
April 23, 2011 12:26:11 AM

ill have a look at it 2moz, i didnt flush my rad through and now my tubing has gone all milkey, im sure that makes it hotter if so i assume my fluid will be wrecked so ill have to just use distilled water im gunna do that 2moz and get back to you all, on my next system ill ask whats the best water cooling rig to buy as i dont wanna let my new 990x to get to hot
April 23, 2011 12:42:36 AM

rbby258 said:
i didnt flush my rad through and now my tubing has gone all milkey


I think you found your problem.
April 23, 2011 8:57:24 PM

ha yes i knew it was wrong but was to much effort to change its all done now and cleaned out with vinegar my temps are now
40
36
39
34
a c 324 K Overclocking
April 25, 2011 2:10:05 PM

Quote:
ha yes i knew it was wrong but was to much effort to change its all done now and cleaned out with vinegar my temps are now


Watercooling is not meant for the lazy...there are reasons that the sticky has 'flushing out your gear' added to it.
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