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Old January 23, 2012, 08:58 AM
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Well u shake rattle and roll the case around so the bubbles move there way out to Ur res and run the res with cap off so the air can get out that simple
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Old January 23, 2012, 09:03 AM
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That should be fun - let you know how it goes, thanks for the help.
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Old January 23, 2012, 09:10 AM
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Just let it run and do it slowly and u can tap the rad it always helps
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Old January 23, 2012, 09:10 AM
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HMM defo not mounted securely, I run an RX 360 rasa kit on an i7 950@4.3 1.44v with 3 GT AP-15's and my load test after 20 10GB IBT runs was 63C, and this kit came from a friends rig with a 2600K @ 5.0 1.5v and max load was 52C.
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Old January 29, 2012, 03:26 PM
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Just let it run and do it slowly and u can tap the rad it always helps
Ok, I am pretty sure all the air bubbles are out. Took a bit of work and multiple attempts, but I definitely don't have the gurgling I did before.

I still hit 70c on prime95, idle temps range from 23c-30c depends on core. BF3 I run about 54c.

Can you evaluate my radiator setup? I have a xspc rx360 with 2 120mm pushing and 2 200mm in pull. I didn't have enough clearance for the 3rd 120. The rx360 was so thick the fan would hit the ram slots. Could the additional 120 make that much difference? Also, could the thermal paste make a significant impact?

More info: I have a HAF X and radiator is mounted in the top so the 2 200mm are case fans but sit right on top of the radiator. I posted some pics in the water cooling pic thread.

Thanks for any assistance!
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Old January 29, 2012, 08:24 PM
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I cant imagine that the third rad fan would do that much, I have a swiftech 3x 120 rad on my setup and am only running pull fans for an OC i5 2500k @ 4.2, and a OC HD4850.
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Old January 31, 2012, 09:54 AM
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Me neither, that's what is puzzling me. Could be my application of thermal paste - My temps aren't bad, just not what I think they should be with this watercooled setup.
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Old January 31, 2012, 10:20 AM
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Ya still way way to high, i use an RX360 to cool my 950@ 4.2, and my load temps are about 52C after folding all night long(3 GT AP-15 pushing), i would definitely check the thermal paste contact to see if it was good. Mine is also quite a bit bigger chip, and also yours is a 95watt chip, mine is a 130 watter so something is for sure not right with your cooling.
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Old February 3, 2012, 04:35 PM
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I'm an idiot -

Finally decided to reset my rasa waterblock thinking the thermalpaste was poorly applied. Well it was, but that wasn't the real issue.

I started cleaning the paste from the waterblock and I looked at the copper heatsink, and I thought, wow that is odd to have a piece of film on it.

Sitting here in disbelief, I recall the article written on the guide to watercooling. One of the first things mentioned is don't try and do this after work. Well I have a 3 month old boy and the only time I really have is after work. I know it was around midnight when I first started applying the CPU cooler. I have no idea how I missed that piece, probably just thought to come back to it just prior to applying the paste.

I'm so surprised it didn't melt to the CPU, not sure how it didn't. Anyways, ran Prime95 again and my max temp was 51c. I feel pretty good about that number, definitely better than the 71c or so that I was getting.

air bubbles are back......I will deal with that another night. I need to get my game on.

thanks for the help guys -
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Haha, that's funny. Remove film before use..... Haven't done that myself yet!!! First time for anything I suppose.. Glad your temps are better now...
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