I had been running Prime95 to locate the lowest stable voltage for an AMD FX-4170 (4.2 GHz stock). I settled on VCore 1.284V. The CPU temps I recorded were always around 45 centigrade under load. I just replaced my Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo with a Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro and started running Prime95 [same voltages and conditions as before (i.e. same fan profile)]. To my chagrin, the CPU temps registering on the sensor were the same! Worse, the idle CPU temps with water are higher than with air (about 32 as opposed to 29 centigrade). Am I crazy for thinking something's not quite right? If I am, maybe I'm an elephant. If I'm not, any ideas as to what's up? Are these two cooling systems comparable?
Side note: During the writing of this post, I actually found a forum posting saying that someone experienced a drop of 9 centigrade (idle) and 5 centigrade (load) switching from air to water, so I almost wish I WAS an elephant.
Any way you can help me not be an elephant would be greatly appreciated.