Originally Posted by Wile E
I WC as well.
Right now I have a modest setup.
CPU: Swiftech Apogee GT
RAD: Black Ice Extreme 360 (the original version with fixed 1/2" barbs)
PUMP: Laing DDC-1
RES: Swiftech Microres
Tubing is 3/8" with 1/2" to 3/8" reducers at the rad.
I really need to upgrade a couple of things. Firstly, I think I might need a better cpu block. It seems heat transfer isn't happening quickly enough with this Apogee GT. My quad shoots up to with 3-5C of it's max load temp the instant it encounters 100% load. As such, I have a hard time getting it to run above 1.5V stably. I can push 1.6 for some light benching, but that's usually only good for a couple of minutes, like a 3dMark06 run.
I load to 56C on my hottest core in Prime95 @ 1.5V 3.6GHz.
My other thought is that perhaps I don't have enough flow in my loop. I actually have 3 DDC-1s sitting around here total, so I was thinking of using 2 in my loop (in series, of course)
It just seems to me I should be getting better temps than this. I've seem some air coolers doing this well.
I should also mention that I reseated my block numerous times.
What's your thoughts on this guys? Any tips?
-If the situation has worsen then what you are normally seeing, I suggest that you disasemble the WB to see if the cooling surface is clogged and oriented correctly, look here
-Feel the tubing while the computer is one. Is it room temperature or is it warmer then normal? If it is warmer then normal you may have air pockets. Shake the rad a few times to see if bubbles appear in the loop. Also loosen the reservoir to see if there is air pressure there as well.
-I was never fond of the GT. But it's better then the storm and TDX.
Side note: Don't bow the WB it isn't worth it. And once it's bowed it stays that way.