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inspectorhammer

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Nov 27, 2002
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ohio
Ok i just got everything running finally.

Now the thing is, my tempuratures are almost the same as what they were with my vantec aeroflow. That being at 1.825v 2415mhz Around 48C at idle. Under load it seems to peak at about 52 instead of 54. I dont even wanna know what itl do at 2 volts.

My system is maze1 waterblock, heatercore with adjustable 120mm fan on high, and maxijet 1200 pump, in a 1 gallon resivior. Are these temperatures bad for this setup??

I was hoping for a lot better.
 

Super Nintendo

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Mar 6, 2003
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Washington
how warm is your room and if your room istn' to warm then you shuold put two fan on the HC instead of just one and see if that works out.
 

Joe_Atlanta

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Apr 6, 2003
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GA
I'm a noob myself, but here's a few things to try.

Does your motherboard read from an in socket thermistor or directly from the core? If from a thermistor you may just be getting a hot spot of dead air near the socket. Check by taking side off case and pointing a desk fan at socket area.

Another thing you might check is whether or not your hoses are pulling the waterblock away from the cpu. Quick test is to press the block against the cpu for a few minutes and see if your temps fall. Better test (will require you to remount block) is to loosen the nuts on the mounting hardware and see if you block stays in place. If your hose routing is not so good it will pull the block away from the board.

Finally, since you didn't mention it, a shroud can show a big improvement in fan/heater core cooling. Here's the EZ fan shroud thread. All you need is to find a plastic container appropriate to the size of your heater core.
 

cwindsor

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Apr 2, 2003
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Augusta, GA
That is VERY true about the hoses pulling the block for the CPU. My hoses were alittle long and it cause my block to pull from the cpu a hair and my temps went to 50c... Pushed the block and 25c:D