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Switched back to air

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mrm1957

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Joined
Apr 13, 2002
Location
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Just switched from water to air and my temps are back in the mid
30's under load. I think I'm going to leave on air that water is just
to much trouble and I seem to get better temps on air.
 

wildfrogman

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Joined
Jul 13, 2002
Location
Sitting at my computer playing UT2004.
what heatsink&fan setup do you have now? What was your watercooling setup like and did you lap the waterblock. Please give me some info, and do you want to get back to watercooling or just stating watercooling is a pain? We could try and help if thats the problem.
 

Freeloader

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Joined
Jun 20, 2002
Location
Winnipeg
If your motherboard reads temps in socket instead of on die, the temps with a waterblock may read alot more than they are. The hsf fan cools the sensor and gives a lower reading even though the cpu temp doesn't change. I held the original cpu fan by my waterblock and the cpu temps went down 9C on my ECS motherboard. Also, if you don't use a decent rad setup, your water temps can get needlessly high, further reducing expected performance.