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i7 950 is HOT

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:40 am
by Uelr
Reservoir and Pump, RP-1005
Radiator, 2x120mm 20-FPI
Fan, 120x38mm, 116CFM
CPU-370 (CPU)
i7 950
The problem im haven is even with the punp and fans wide open and not oced at all im runing 60c across all cores at 25% load

i have reset my block and that did not help at all

any clue on why or help at all

Re: i7 950 is HOT

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:45 am
by Ace0751
Does the block have enough pressure on the CPU? Too much or too little will cause it to rise. Also did you put any thermal compound on the CPU? Don't use the koolance stuff have to go with something better.

Re: i7 950 is HOT

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:56 am
by Uelr
EVGA Frostbite Thermal Grease for tc and i belive there is enought pressure it is snug to the cpu

Re: i7 950 is HOT

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:38 pm
by JoeM
There's a lot of stuff that can affect that. Are there big air bubbles in the loop? Maybe trapped in the rad? Res completely full (i.e. pump isn't shooting air bubbles around)? Your fans working correctly on the rad, or is there a fan controller that might not be strong enough to push the high CFM fans in there somewhere? And as Ace mentioned - TIM and pressure can definitely cause it too. Also, you've got high CFM fans with a low FPI rad. You're losing a lot of cooling potential from those fans by not going with a 30-FPI rad. Doubt that's the cause here, but if you're okay with putting up with the noise those suckers make, you might as well get the full benefit from it. Lastly, really dumb question, but I gotta ask - you are reading temps in Celsius, right? Not Fahrenheit? Just making sure, you know... I'd probably do something stupid like that myself. :)

Re: i7 950 is HOT

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:22 am
by Uelr
usen the evga tp. good pressure no kinks no air bubbles usen the Reservoir and Pump, RP-1005. Only thing i can think of is i have the quick disconnects im ordering new conections and inline watr temp to see what the water temp is and go from there

Re: i7 950 is HOT

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:54 am
by overkill
no clue why it want let me post on uelr but any how
ive checked the block it is tight as for tp i used the EVGA Frostbite Thermal Grease
i dont see any thing that would hint to air traped somewhere as far fan controler in usen the RP-1005