Hi! I've been using this Rig for less than a year now and I recently applied my 1 year old Thermal Paste for maintenance purposes. Thing is, I think the load temps of the 2500k at stock speeds are really high considering that I'm using Corsair H80 as my CPU cooling. @_@
I've used prime95 in this this test with my processor clocked at stock speeds. The test was only done in less than 5 minutes and the temps went way up at 70C+. Is this normal?
Btw, I'm living in a tropical country so the ambient temp is around 30C.
Heck, the H80 doesn't perform all that well compared to even a Hyper212+. You'll be more than happy with the Noctua in all respect. I'd say those temperatures are about normal seeing as how 30C is around 85F. So, that's really not too bad in all respect. If you're hellbent on reducing temperatures you could try setting an offset voltage into the negatives. I actually hold a 4.0Ghz overclock with -0.050v voltage offset and stock I can go clear over -0.100v and be stable. -0.100v might not sound like a lot but it can mean 10C in temperatures for sure.
It was an "hypothetical" water cooling system. That would be pretty cool though. Have a four horse electric motor for the water pump, and run it through all kinds of cooling methods and then under the ground into the house and into the PC. Imagine calling someone like geek squad for installation!
"What are these hoses for?"
Then just hand him the CPU block. That would be funny as all getout.
Right, I understand where you were going with it, but it would be pretty interesting to see if the sub-ambient temps from the brief trip through the subterranean tubing would be enough to maintain those temps long-term in such a large reservoir of water.
You'd have to have an air conditioned room so the res/rad are in colder temps.. Like a basement sealed off. Air condition the room so they are cold and I'm sure the earth covering the lines would effectively insulate the lines to help keep temperatures at a distance. However it'd take a few minutes for the water/soil to be contingent with one another I'd imagine. It'd be similar to cooling an thermo-induction electric furnace. Cooling system stays quite the distance from the actual furnace and temperatures from the "res" will actually drop from "res" to furnace since for the most part those lines are underground in most applications.
a long time ago, maybe 6 years or so, a bloke had his rig in a pit in his basement, taht was 6 feet under. Temps never went above ambient...think it went below that too. With my fuzzy memory recollection - I can't verify the link :S
*this threads going off topic I suppose.
Seems thread's solved.