so i have an Asus 7970, and i recently watercooled it, and after reapplying thermal paste ( cleaned it with the 90% alco) im getting idle temps of like 57C and full load temps 87 C, now it is only a universal, water block, but still shouldnt this be getting colder, with lower idle temps and max load temps of 60 - 70 C ???
i havent got the memory covered or anything just the chip, and i did a thin line of thermal paste, in order for it to spread evenly,
My watercooling set up, is as follows, i have a 24cm radiator, a pump that pumps 600l per hour, and i have a cpu water block, attached to the loop as well that is working.
AMD x 8 8120 , 3.1ghz
Asus GDDR5 3gb 7970
16gb G skill sniper Ram
and so on so fourth, if there are any suggestions, please let me know, contact me on my email
After reapplying thermal paste for the tenth time, i read that sometime, thermal paste that is given to you by the WC company's is ***, so i went out, and brought two types, of new thermal paste, Noctua NH-1H ( this is absolutely ***, i do not recommend), and i got some Antec Formula 6(This has micro diamonds) i applied this one and i found my temperatures, to fall down to 38 - 42 idle, and 55 - 64 Full load OC