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ubermu

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Hi guys I've been running my system stable for quite some time now but the CPU temps scare me a little compared to case temps, I don't want to press the power switch one day and have nothing happen.

My system is as follows:
System be down there VVVVV
Except it's a 350W fortron
Forget the name of the HS, I think it's an SLKU something like that?

My CPU is running at 55c, the system at 35c. The 20c disparity alarms me despite the fact that I can't remember ever crashing. I have the SF2 set down low because I can't stand the noise, I've reseated the heatsink... numerous times to get the same results.

I'm surprised the CPU runs so high when I didn't even nudge the VCore, if I do nudge teh vcore I'm prone to crashing before I can even get into windows, I think that's a definite heat issue. I'd like to get the most out of my processor with the least amount of noise, what do you recommend?
 

Rpkole

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55ºC is not that bad for a CPU temp but have you thought abou water cooling your rig
before i started water cooling my rig i was getting temps of 57º idle and 63º under load now they are down in the 40's and it let me over clock soem more :p
 

Bios24

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You'll have to start finding stuff to improve/replace. here's a list:
1 what TIM are you using? You might see better results with AS5
2 Get a better heatsink or better heatsink fan
3 turn down your o/c
4 improve case temps with more/better fans or a more effeciant design
5 make your ambiant temps cooler, ie- crack up the a/c
 
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ubermu

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Rpkole said:
55ºC is not that bad for a CPU temp but have you thought abou water cooling your rig
before i started water cooling my rig i was getting temps of 57º idle and 63º under load now they are down in the 40's and it let me over clock soem more :p

I've looked into watercooling but that stuff just costs way too much. Finding the parts, expensive waterblocks (for cpu, video AND bridge controller?). Isn't it like a 300 dollar investment?
 

Chewsmoka

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ubermu said:
I've looked into watercooling but that stuff just costs way too much. Finding the parts, expensive waterblocks (for cpu, video AND bridge controller?). Isn't it like a 300 dollar investment?

Why not make your own? A little research and sweat and you can build an external water chiller. I'm going for a home-made phase-change system atm.
 

Rpkole

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ubermu said:
I've looked into watercooling but that stuff just costs way too much. Finding the parts, expensive waterblocks (for cpu, video AND bridge controller?). Isn't it like a 300 dollar investment?

mine did not cost that much just dont buy every thing from the web pages

heater core $20 got from auto zone part # 399078
water block $60 maze 4 from danger den
water pump $60 from home depo puts out 475GPH got in the out door pond section
hose and fittings $ 10 home depo
 

MastarPete

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I have to second the use of Artic Silver 5
before, my temps were in the mid/high 50s using that pink pad stuff *(a real ***** to get off)*..
now it barely gets to/past 53°C and I don't have A/C
room temp near 90°F right now
I even put AS5 on the northbridge the day I got this mobo. :D

though this summer hasn't been all that hot here, no case side and a salvaged over-the-stove microwave blower to help keep air movin' :D

I had the blower attached to a 12-can "fridge pack" so I could duct the air direct to the CPU fan with the side on.. worked quite well for 4 months, until the tape lost it's grip and the cardboard lost it's rgidity..
not going to bother with it since I plan on using the blower for an external water system..
 

DarkDraco

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Rpkole said:
mine did not cost that much just dont buy every thing from the web pages

heater core $20 got from auto zone part # 399078
water block $60 maze 4 from danger den
water pump $60 from home depo puts out 475GPH got in the out door pond section
hose and fittings $ 10 home depo

you got ripped on that maze4. i got mine like a year ago for 39.95.
you can also get the famous danner mag model 3 pump for 40$ at petsmart or ereef.com
 
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ubermu

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DarkDraco said:
you got ripped on that maze4. i got mine like a year ago for 39.95.
you can also get the famous danner mag model 3 pump for 40$ at petsmart or ereef.com

That makes it a $100 investment, which is well worth it IMO. Is watercooling completely silent? If so I'm considering this option.
 

jlin453

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If you still want to overclock, no it's not COMPLETELY silent. Unless you're heatercore is going to be passive, you'll need a or a couple 120mm fans to pull/push air through the heatercore. Check out the watercooling section for pictures and setups. (btw, a watercooling setup may not be silent but it's still a lot quieter than air cooling; taking into account you'll even be able to overclock more because of the lower cpu temp)

Back on topic, 35C is a bit high; how hot is your room? I haven't the other posts but which case are you using? How many/which fans for intake and exhaust? Once you lower that case temp your cpu temp will lower as well.
 

DarkDraco

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depends on what fans/pump you use. the mag3 pump makes some noise when you start it up the 1st couple times but after running it aobut an hour its very silent. as for the fans. it depends on how big your radiator is and how many fans you want to put on it. you can always get a fan controller and lower the voltages put into the fan to make them quieter. im currently using a custom external setup, i have 2 pumps in it, 3 delta 120mm fans, and 3 80mm fans. i can barely hear it and i sit next to it. all i hear is the airflow.