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DD Maze2-poor temps

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JML

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Right now as I sit here VIA HWM shows 41C and SiSoft Sandra 42C. I've noticed I'm not the only person whos had this problem with the Maze2. I run a Maze2, DD Cube, and Rio 600 and I'm using generic thermal paste. And yes, the water is going into the inlet on the center of the block. I have the pads on my Tbird OFF. I'm guessing if I put them back on I'll be able to make better Waterblock/CPU contact (since I think that is possibly the problem). Any suggestions besides using AS2?
 
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William

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is there air in the system? That is a primary cause of high temps. The pads don't really help out too much.
 

dozier768

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i would serriously think about getting some arctic silver instead of that generic crap also i have heard that some of dd surfaces are less than perfect sometimes u should try lapping it and make sure it is seated properly i had to redo mine like 5 times and i was getting around those temps now im at 36c under full load
 
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JML

JML

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Ok so I'll leave the pads off ;) I've rocked the system a bit to make sure any air was out. I've never lapped anything before, what and where can I get what I need. A friend of mine has some AS, he'll prob let me use a little. Anything else that could be a problem? I've heard of people getting temps with the 26-30 range!
 

Colin

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Dec 19, 2000
Maze 2 surfaces are usually great an lapped with 600 grit. It's summer, what is your ambient temp?
 

Flash

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What speed/voltage are you running? Are those temps. at idle or under load? If you're heavily overclocked I consider 40-41 C under load to be pretty good. Also keep in mind that your MBM may be off by 10 C or more, so you could really be at 30-31 C. My feeling is, if you can clock it to where you want it and it's dead stable, don't worry about what MBM says your temperatures are.
 

Richard

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Jan 15, 2001
You're absolutely right. I've gotten deceptively high mbm temps in the past with my watercooling rig.

If you want low mbm temps, put a 12" fan on the side of your case. Watch the temps plummet. Even though there will be no impact on your CPU temps, it will appear that you've miraculously improved your cooling by a huge margin.



Flash (Jun 17, 2001 07:40 p.m.):
What speed/voltage are you running? Are those temps. at idle or under load? If you're heavily overclocked I consider 40-41 C under load to be pretty good. Also keep in mind that your MBM may be off by 10 C or more, so you could really be at 30-31 C. My feeling is, if you can clock it to where you want it and it's dead stable, don't worry about what MBM says your temperatures are.
 

Richard

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If you want to get a good idea of the actual temp of the system get an inline water temp probe. If your water is near ambient you're doing great.

If you don't want to go through the trouble of an inline temp monitor, just stick your fingers in the water. Is it warm? I'll bet it isn't.

Place you finger on the waterblock. Is it body temp? If so, you're not going to get much better than that.

JML (Jun 17, 2001 05:37 p.m.):
Right now as I sit here VIA HWM shows 41C and SiSoft Sandra 42C. I've noticed I'm not the only person whos had this problem with the Maze2. I run a Maze2, DD Cube, and Rio 600 and I'm using generic thermal paste. And yes, the water is going into the inlet on the center of the block. I have the pads on my Tbird OFF. I'm guessing if I put them back on I'll be able to make better Waterblock/CPU contact (since I think that is possibly the problem). Any suggestions besides using AS2?
 
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JML

JML

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tbird 700 @ 933 (7x133) on an Epox 8KTA3 default voltage. I'm gonna get a CompuNurse or digital doc, and lap the block and throw on some AS2. Best I really hope to get out of this is prob. five degrees