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Liquid cooling idles at 40c

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November 22, 2011 6:43:05 AM

Hi guys. I just installed an antec kuhler 620. I'm using CM thermal grease and 2 fans instead of the single stock one that was included (both are pushing hot air out of the case). Everyone else is getting 25-30c idle, but i'm getting 38-40c idle temps, something is wrong right?

Load temps are 74c, which is also high for no overclocking.

Thanks in advance.
November 22, 2011 7:17:32 AM

You might have installed it wrong
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November 22, 2011 7:42:46 AM

That's true, however i've re-installed it 3 times (each time cleaning and reapplying CM thermal grease). I've tried every option i can to get it to work properly but no dice!
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November 22, 2011 7:46:16 AM

the backplate is in correct spot (all 4x 1155 skrews line up) and i've skrewed all 4 screws tightly into place, the actual cooler doesn't move a mm.
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November 22, 2011 1:33:08 PM

How are the fans set up...are you pulling air in from outside the case or from inside it? If from the inside, how's your case cable routing and airflow? If it's a cluttered case with cables not tidied away, you're probably not getting cool air across the radiator.

If you're sure you've installed it correctly, your case layout isn't an issue and it's still giving high temps then I'd RMA it.
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November 22, 2011 1:38:21 PM

case cabling is good, and both fans are pushing out of the case. i'll call antec when they open in 45 minutes.
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November 22, 2011 2:21:18 PM

I believe antec reccomends you pull the fan air in instead of out like corsair does.
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November 22, 2011 2:36:16 PM

wouldn't that pull hot air into the case?
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November 22, 2011 2:40:25 PM

jamesel said:
wouldn't that pull hot air into the case?

they say they want you to pull the hot air in apparently. :ouch: 
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November 22, 2011 3:01:01 PM

that video has the rad exhausting the hot air.

Have you got quiet bios settings for the cpu fan? if these have been setup too quiet then they would have the pump and fan slow enough that you may get no movement?
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November 22, 2011 3:33:51 PM

fans are all set to max. i just removed the antec kuhler and put in my $23 CM hyper tx3 and load temps are at 86c, that also seems very high, i'm not even overclocked! is something wrong here?
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November 22, 2011 3:54:04 PM

what voltage? is it what it should be, are you set to default for your processor?
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November 22, 2011 3:58:58 PM

What is your ambient temps - and what is your temps inside case?
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November 22, 2011 3:59:26 PM

all bios settings are default on an asrock z68 extreme 3 gen3. my old rig (i5 750) only hit 65 when using the hyper tx3, i can't work out why my 2600k is so much hotter!
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November 22, 2011 4:12:37 PM

ambient temp (as in room temp?) is about 26c
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November 22, 2011 4:15:45 PM

Is that with powersavings on or off?
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November 22, 2011 4:18:01 PM

off
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November 22, 2011 4:32:29 PM

@ 4.0 Ghz Idle (powersavings off ) my core´s are 26-32 degrees - ambient here is 21c idle (powersavings on) cores are 22-29 degrees - core´s load is 45- 55 degrees
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November 22, 2011 4:34:42 PM

which cpu cooler?
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November 22, 2011 4:36:05 PM

Hmm maybe your board is giving too much vcore?
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November 22, 2011 4:36:45 PM

Watercooling - check my info
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November 22, 2011 4:50:50 PM

too much vcore even on default settings (no overclock)?
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November 22, 2011 4:55:08 PM

Check Cpu-z :) 
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November 22, 2011 5:07:45 PM

core voltage at idle: 0.952
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November 22, 2011 5:13:05 PM

ok core voltage 0.976 (auto) here idle - @ 4.0 Ghz core voltage 1.304 V (auto)
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November 22, 2011 5:20:45 PM

jamesel said:
wouldn't that pull hot air into the case?


no... it would pull cool air in as opposed to pushing hot air out.... they recommend it with those coolers, but I have a h60 from corsair (same idea), but I have mine setup exhuasting and I'm sitting at 25º C on my 955 BE
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November 22, 2011 5:26:22 PM

hmm do you think that would make up the quite high temps i'm getting? i explained the problem to antec and they said to get a replacement.
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November 22, 2011 5:26:51 PM

My temps is because my radiator is outside case so it pulls cold (ambient temp 21c) air through it
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November 22, 2011 5:38:13 PM

jamesel said:
all bios settings are default on an asrock z68 extreme 3 gen3. my old rig (i5 750) only hit 65 when using the hyper tx3, i can't work out why my 2600k is so much hotter!


Then there is something wrong with your cpu
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November 22, 2011 5:38:23 PM

jamesel said:
hmm do you think that would make up the quite high temps i'm getting? i explained the problem to antec and they said to get a replacement.


I don't think so... like i said I have a similar setup and am getting super low temps... even though it's pushing out instead of pulling in...
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