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stdu007

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and why don t you used a T line ...

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poMONKey

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Good lord. LOL

right? but it jams ... why stuff everything inside when you can have it hanging out all over the place ;]

but seriously, the temp diff inside a well ventilated and windy case is still much higher than outside that case ... the point is to get your junk as cool as possible, right?

** and yeah ... shelf the res and plop a T line in there.
 
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Dawgdoc

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Ok guys. I did some minor modification of the loop last night by:

1. Remounted FuZion to improve CPU temps. Enclosed is a pic of the ceramique on the FuZion and the Q6600 after I pulled it off. perhaps a tad on the heavy side, but a good spread. Well, maybe a tad more than a tad heavy hehe :)

2. Moved the res to on of the 5.25 bays so it wasnt picking up heat off of the PSU. I touched the bottom of the res while it was running in its original spot, and it was indeed hot. In the process I moved the pump to a slight different area which I felt was a little bit better as far as getting air out of it.

3. Changed the fan direction to suck fresh air in from the top of the case and through the PA 120.3. I also switched the 2 existing case fans to exhaust, and added an extra 120mm exhaust fan on the floor of the case.

4. While I was in there, I did a tad bit of wire management. Nothing big, but since I am replacing the fans on the rad anyhow I am waiting to sleeve everything and make it neat and tidy. I can always go back and do more later :)

After all of this work, my temps are as follows.

CPU idle: 38/37/35/34 (was 44/44/42/42)
CPU load: 60/60/58/58 (was 68/68/63/63) load applied with P95 small FFT

GPU idle: 35 (was 40)
GPU load; 38 (was 45) load applied with 20X loop of 3D01 Nature.

Definitely an improvement, but IMHO I think that the CPU temps still need some work. The thing that I feel helped the most with temps was redirecting the fans to bring fresh air in, as opposed to exhaust hot air out.

I have a PA 120.3 fan shroud as well as 8X Yate Loon 120mm D12SH-12 fans from Petras (top performers according to the XS fan guide) and will replace my cruddy Antec tricools and add the shroud which will hopefully help further.

I also plan on an additional remount of the CPU either tonight or tomorrow, but what else can I do to help improve those CPU temps? Im still more than 30C below TJmax, but I still want to get better temps.

PS - on the agenda tonight is a voltmod on the GTS G92 and then pushing that sucker to see what I can max 24/7 it at :D

Thanks again guys and any additional input always appreciated!!!

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poMONKey

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bravo ... now jes take that fan off the bottom of the case ( it aint doing anything down there ...cant suck any air ).

have you thought about lapping? its pretty hot in yer space there, but the load temps dont seem to suggest that your block is doing its job some how. me thinks a good lap of both surfaces would benefit.
 
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Dawgdoc

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The bottom fan is an outflow. Its pushing air out of the case. There is a space in the bottom with a bunch of holes for airflow (there was a hd cage there that I removed) and I figure its gotta be doing SOMETHING, and something is better than nothing :p

The CPU is allready lapped. Its as flat as a board. The FuZion did not appear to need any lapping, as it was perfectly flat and had a mirror finish on it allready.
 

andressergio

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The bottom fan is an outflow. Its pushing air out of the case. There is a space in the bottom with a bunch of holes for airflow (there was a hd cage there that I removed) and I figure its gotta be doing SOMETHING, and something is better than nothing :p

The CPU is allready lapped. Its as flat as a board. The FuZion did not appear to need any lapping, as it was perfectly flat and had a mirror finish on it allready.

Hey pal

I'm new to the forum...I also have a water setup

What Q6600 vid you have ? 3600 with that much vcore you must have a high vid...Is it Batch A or B ?

It's pretty normal if you have 24C ambient to reach 63C with that vcore...

I have a L737B vid = 1,225 and primming Large or Small i get

3600 (450x8) vcore bios = 1,3250 56/55/55/55 ambient temp 25C - 26C

3800 (475x8) vcore bios = 1,4375 65/63/63/63 ambient temp 25C - 26C

My ambient is high as you can see...I changed the rad fans for noctuas NHP12 (pressure optimized) and have good temps now

Now that i have 23C ambient temps are really cool

Cheers
Sergio