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Core i7 2600k overclocking temperature with water cooling ?

Last response: in Overclocking
April 22, 2012 4:08:32 AM


I installed a water cooling system a few days ago and today i overclocked my core i7 2600k to 4.5ghz

Usually while gaming my temperatures used to be 50° to 55°

Now after 2 hours of gaming it easily gets to 65° to 70°

When i stop gaming the temperatures gets down to 40° to 45°

Usually my GPU used to be hotter than CPU, now it's the opposite

Should i be worried about those temperatures ?

I only have two fans on my radiator (1300rpm) and one of them is almost useless because it is blocked my the DVD drive
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April 22, 2012 4:27:47 AM

Hi, first off which water cooling system did you install? An all in one like the Corsair series or a custom loop. Your temps do seem a tad bit on the high side to be on water. How big is the radiator? Can it be mounted somewhere that provides better air flow? Are you using a fan controller or a program like afterburner or Evga precision? And what case are you using? It would be really helpful if you posted more of you system specs. You might try cleaning your old thermal paste off and re-applying it but if you say one of your fans is partially blocked that might just be your problem.