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    CPU Water Cooling running to high?

    HI there,

    I have had my new PC for about 3 months.

    I was not bothered about the temps and never really looked into until recently, it seems my core temps for my quad core all run high, is this the correct temp or should I be worried?

    I think the GFX card runs this high anyway because it came already overclocked.

    Can you recommend to me, what I should do if these are not running right, Thankyou.

    Using Core Temp

    Core 0 80c
    core 1 78c
    core 2 70c
    core 3 70c

    On Abit Unguru

    Cpu idle is between 58 - 68c
    Cpu under stress is between 60 - 70c

    GPU Core temp 78c- 80c


    The Specs are

    Coolermaster Mystique RC-631-KWN1 - Black Alu Window with preinstalled watercooling – Ready2Go
    Abit IN9 32X-MAX
    QX6700 Quad Core
    4 gig Ram
    MSI Nvidia 8800 Ultra Factory Overclocked
    150 Gb Western Digital WD1500ADFD Raptor Enterprise
    750 Gb Seagate ST3750640AS-RK Barracuda 7200.10
    Win Vista

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    The simple answer is that the watercooling isnt up to it.

    Cheap watercooling will generally give you temps similar to air cooling.

    Specific quad core blocks have a larger cooling area.

    You probably need a backplate to stop the motherboard bending.

    Personally, if you are running the CPU at stock speeds and voltages, then yes, you should be a bit worried, thats quite high.

    Have a read of the quad core thread in my sig.
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    whats the specs of the watercooling setup?

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    • Million's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5G41T-M LX2/GB/SI LGA775 mATX
      • CPU:
      • Core2 Quad Q6600
      • Memory:
      • 6Gb Corsair DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 256Gb OCZ Octane SSD, 3Tb Seagate HDD, 250Gb Samsung HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • HD4850 1Gb
      • PSU:
      • xClio 700w
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Arc Mini (watercooled)
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG 36" LED TV
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 60mb cable
    Woah, that's all pretty damn hot. An OCed 8800 ultra and core2quad are enough to warrant top of the range watercooling, triple rads kinda thing.

    Ok, so from what i've read on SCAN, this system only has a dual rad. How about buying another dual rad and adding that to the loop?
    Last edited by Million; 06-08-2007 at 11:24 AM.

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    SO you are saying the cooling in the system is not good, should I contact SCAN who I brought it from as I still have 9 month warranty, or should I buy a better water block like this D-Tek FuZion CPU Block as recommended in Clunk's post, and fit it myself.

    I have no problems with stabilty, everything runs as it should and it never crashes, although im thinking the system will probably die in a year or so if the cooling is not improved.

    I have no experience with water cooling, I never fitted my own water system, is it easy? or should I replace all the water stuff and go back to Air, and replace the stock cooler on the Ultra also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B View Post
    whats the specs of the watercooling setup?
    Need block types, tybing sizes and all bits and pieces please

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    Quote Originally Posted by wozzawozere View Post
    SO you are saying the cooling in the system is not good, should I contact SCAN who I brought it from as I still have 9 month warranty, or should I buy a better water block like this D-Tek FuZion CPU Block as recommended in Clunk's post, and fit it myself.

    I have no problems with stabilty, everything runs as it should and it never crashes, although im thinking the system will probably die in a year or so if the cooling is not improved.

    I have no experience with water cooling, I never fitted my own water system, is it easy? or should I replace all the water stuff and go back to Air, and replace the stock cooler on the Ultra also.
    I'm saying that built in watercooling, is generally of a low quality. It was never designed to work with a quad core CPU, and an overclocked CPU will just overwhelm it.

    It all depends what you are trying to do. If you want a silent, overclocked system, then watercooling is your best option.

    You need to let us know if you will be overclocking the CPU.
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    woops just saw its a coolermaster mystique with pre-installed watercooling
    Case: Coolermaster Mystique RC-631-KWN1 - Black Alu Window with preinstalled water-cooling
    CPU cooler: NexXxos XP Light (incl. all mounting plates for für AMD XP, AMD 64, Socket 754, 939, 940, Intel Socket 775)
    Pump: Eheim 600 Station II 12V
    Radiator: Black-ICE Pro III
    Fan: 2x Alphacool 120 19dBa fan
    Tubing: 10mm
    Connections: Fittings 10/8mm
    how big is the res? is it 120.1 or 120.2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B View Post
    woops just saw its a coolermaster mystique with pre-installed watercooling
    You silly sausage
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B View Post
    Need block types, tybing sizes and all bits and pieces please
    It's what came with the case.

    It was pre-installed

    Coolermaster Mystique RC-631-KWN1 - Black Alu Window with preinstalled watercooling – Ready2Go

    This is a link to the item

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=529789
    Last edited by wozzawozere; 07-08-2007 at 11:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    You silly sausage
    Ahh you found it, not the sausage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    I'm saying that built in watercooling, is generally of a low quality. It was never designed to work with a quad core CPU, and an overclocked CPU will just overwhelm it.

    It all depends what you are trying to do. If you want a silent, overclocked system, then watercooling is your best option.

    You need to let us know if you will be overclocking the CPU.
    No, I have no need to overclock it, I just saw it and thought why not water cooling sounds cool.
    So what do you suggest, I will add an image to show you the temps.


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    whats the radiator? 120.1 or 120.2?
    8mm id tubing, is it push-fit or barbs?

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    Well, you could try a backplate first, they can drop the temps by a good 10-15c.

    Does the waterblock screw on or is it push clips?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B View Post
    whats the radiator? 120.1 or 120.2?
    8mm id tubing, is it push-fit or barbs?
    I have no idea, when I look in case it has 2 pipes going to cpu and a small water container at the bottom, another 2 pipes go upto the top of the case where 2 fans are sitting, HAHA like a neddle in a haystack
    The plate that sits on the cpu is square, it often moves about and I have had to put 2 pieces of plastic under where it rests,otherwise overtime the pipe on the right pushes it over to the left. As in its not sitting right in the middle of the CPU.

    Like I say I have no idea about water cooling, maybe they move abit freely because it's set inside a cage like thing with room for the resting plate to move, If only I could take a picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Well, you could try a backplate first, they can drop the temps by a good 10-15c.

    Does the waterblock screw on or is it push clips?
    It screwed onto the motherboard.

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