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How to cool a rad or a Watercooling system cooler then intended

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by alleycat, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. alleycat New Member

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    arighty first off let me just say that all of you scared of installing water-cooling, get over it lol it gives you such nice temps. but my question is about my watercooling kit it is the gigabyte 3d galaxy II, when i installed it, it gave me 25 degrese celcius almost constantly and under load 32-34 degrese. now for some reason its normal temperatures has gone up to 32-33 degrese idling and 38-39 degrese under load. i know some of you are gonna say your crazy if you think thats high but thats besides the point, i am trying to think of ways to either cool my rad or use coolant that has constant temperatures. i just dont understand how withing like a week the temps shoot up 7-9 degrese. i wanna get my temps super low b4 i do a mass overclock, i actually thought of buying a cheap mini-fridge and placing my rad in there but was wondering if i did it would my tubing condensate and if any of you have any other quicker and easier fixes even if its farfetched feel free to say what u have in mind because any help you can suply would be HIGHLY appreciated, thanks in advance
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    forget the mini fridge idea.. it wont work..

    how about your room temps going up to explain your temp increase.. the whole lot is linked to room ambient.. its room ambient air thats ultimately doing the cooling..

    trog
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    I have an idea!! get a better kit!
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    is this kit brand new? I think your Thermal Paste is just burning in. you have some options change out Liquid Coolant, Apply new Thermal Paste or Change out Fan.

    if you plan on changing out the Fan on the Radiator see if you can add another on the opposite side maybe a make shift clamp like a Cable Tie.

    - Christine
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    Phase change ;)
    wait no use Liquad Nitrogen
    hold on! use Liquad Helium yes thats it ! :D
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    ya the computer is located in the basement so the temps vary because the ducts run threw here so sometimes its warmer then others but all of your suggestions are fairly good but i am not going to get a new kit im not made of money but im just trying to see what i would be able to do to squeeze out a few extra degrese thanks for all inputs and suggestions
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    Place the rad laying on the floor. That's where the coolest air is.
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    thats also where dust is...

    change the fans to pull... = 2-5 C difference.
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    *cough*
    Dust? What dust?
    Regular vacuuming is a given isn't it?
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    Basement walls tend to be pretty cool year round. That's where I keep my PC. Mobo side up against it. I like to believe it's the cause of my good temps...
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    lol i live in a townhouse so the walls in the basement are attached to another house so not too cold =P but phanbuey what type of fans would you put ? ive heard nothing but good things about noctua fans but there mainly built for silence any suggestions ? (doesnt matter if its not that quiet i just want max cooling
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    You can read a good review of a lot of fans HERE.

    Has all the info you should require.
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    thanks oily, ive seen the specs but do you have any personal suggestions ?
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    Well I just ordered three of the Zalman ZM-F3 for my system and hopefully get them tomorrow.

    Will let you know how I get on with them.
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    aright, if they are good then i might go pick some up as well so plz keep me posted
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    Yeah theyre amazing... but theyre really rare. If you do find some, it would be really cool if you post a linkas to where.
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    Thanks man! ... i was talking about the Sanyo Ace ones (without really being to clear about that lol), the F3 are not as hard to find but still great fans.
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    no problem i went searching and i personnaly really like ncix cuz there prices are good and im located in canada so shipping isnt that bad (its actually where i got my watercooling setup from) but ya i ordered a cupple so well see in a cupple days how that works out with my temps

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