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  1. #1
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    Question Watercooling, temps I should be seeing?

    I've been having some crashing issues with new games, and so have been looking for the reason, saw what looks like some unusual high temps, but frankly I put this system together like year and a half ago (?) and I'm not at all sure what I should be seeing. So I bow my head before you oh learned ones, and supplicate before thy wisdom!
    (speedfan 4.4 showing)

    idle
    system 31C
    Cpu 21C
    Core 0 40C
    Core 1 40C

    under stress (prime95)
    system 32C
    Cpu 41C
    Core 0 56C
    Core 1 56C

    This is Intel Core2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
    (Water cooled, Laing D5, Black Ice Xtreme II Dual 120mm Radiator,AlphaCool 5 1/4 bay res.)
    Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6
    Corsair 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB (sata)
    Samsung Lightscribe Dvd Writer Drive 20X Sh-S203N (Sata)
    Diamond Radeon HD4850 512M PCI Express 2.0
    Enermax Modu82+ 525
    Super Flower Black Aluminum SF-201B mid-tower case


    Windows 7 RC Version 6.1.7100
    Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    Board model: X48-DQ6
    Version: x.x
    BIOS vendor: Award Software International, Inc.
    BIOS version: F7, Release date: 07/17/2008
    Chipset: Intel X48
    Vendor ID: 50001458
    SouthBridge: 29168086
    SMB port used: 0500
    CPU:Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
    CPUId:0-6-7-6
    Cores:2
    Internal Freq=2999.0 MHz
    External Freq=499.83 MHz
    Multiplier=6.0
    SystemBus Freq=1999.3 MHz QDR
    Thermo control configuration:
    Full Throttle:100.0%
    AMD Low Power modeisabled
    Win 95/98 Idle Controlisabled
    Device:None Throttle:25.0% Enable at:70.0C Disable at:65.0C
    Main Sensor: IT8718F
    Monitored data values:
    Mainboard=26.0C (0,Diode,0.0C)
    CPU=35.0C (1,Thermistor,0.0C)
    Temp3=xx.xC (0,Thermistor,0.0C)
    CPU0 Core=49.0C (0,CoreTemp,0.0C)
    Chassis=514 rpm
    CPU1=xxxx rpm
    CPU2=1097 rpm
    Power=1214 rpm
    Core=+0.94V
    Aux=+1.89V
    +3.3V=+3.28V
    +5V=+5.05V
    +12V=+12.35V
    -12V=-xx.xxV
    -5V=-x.xxV
    HDD1 temp=28.0C WDC WD3200AAKS-00B3A0 01.03A01
    VGA device: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
    VGA Device ID: 94421002,05021002.00
    VGA driver: ATI Technologies Inc. Radeon DirectX Universal Driver 8.14.10.0716
    Catalyst Version: 09.12

  2. #2
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    Re: Watercooling, temps I should be seeing?

    I don't see anything wrong there. Always good to check that the rad is clear of dust.

    Seems to have more to do with the vid card Are the games crashing or the computer?

    You can use speedfan and others to log the cpu and gpu temps. More likely a driver issue or the gpu fan/cooler can be clogged with dirt.


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  3. #3
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    Re: Watercooling, temps I should be seeing?

    Like TheGlasMan, I think the game issues are more vid card.

    IMO your cpu temps are a little high for water. You don't mention what block you are running, what coolant, or when the last time it was cleaned (whole loop). Is the vid card under water too? What is you case airflow like?

  4. #4
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    Re: Watercooling, temps I should be seeing?

    I did just do a major cleaning, blew out the rad, took apart the waterblock (Storm) cleaned it out (not that there was actually anything in it to clean out), emptied out the liquid (Fluid XP+ extreme non-conductive fluid) and put it back in after I was finished because it was clean like new (and I don't have enough left over from first filling to simply re-fill with new).

    Video card is not watercooled.

    Black Ice Xtreme II Dual 120mm Radiator with 2 Noiseblocker NB-blacksilentfan XLP 120mm fans, absolutely quiet, but maybe I should find something that's pushing more air as far as cpu cooling goes, maybe that's the issue as far as the cpu temps go?
    Last edited by saker; 01-23-2010 at 02:53 PM.

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    Re: Watercooling, temps I should be seeing?

    Just checking, (have to ask)
    You could try different fans, I don't know how dense your fins are on that rad or if a higher cfm fan would make a difference. (I'm a relative noob at water)
    Maybe the block mount isn't quite right? dunno.

    Your temps aren't bad, just thinking they could be better.

    FWIW, I'm running distilled water and PT nuke in my loop. a little cheaper than special cooling fluids.

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    Re: Watercooling, temps I should be seeing?

    Your cooling is excellent, the problem is from the rc version of windows 7, Make sure it is updated.Also the drivers for your vid card seem to be causing issues.
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  7. #7
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    Re: Watercooling, temps I should be seeing?

    Quote Originally Posted by ashtodust2000 View Post
    Your cooling is excellent, the problem is from the rc version of windows 7, Make sure it is updated.Also the drivers for your vid card seem to be causing issues.
    Excellent cooling?! Really! That's very nice to hear, would be nice to know I got something right.... I've tried the newest vid card drivers (9.12), plus the hot-fix for that, and also tried earlier drivers, haven't fixed the problem. Do have Win 7 rc fully updated. You believe it's a issue with win 7 rc then that is not present with the bought version? Some kind of software conflict?

  8. #8
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    Re: Watercooling, temps I should be seeing?

    I picked up an UltraChillTEC cooler for 89 bucks. It's a TEC. Was going to go for water cooling, but, costs too much. Heard Forum users saying it's not worth it (they haven't tried it). Well, my machine idles at 26c for both my i7 920 and Phenom II x4 945 machines with it. When prime95 is set for blend torture tests using four instances on all four cores on the Phenom, I got 43c (It seems to never go over 43c). For the i7 920, with 4 blend torture test on four cores, and 4 inplace FFT torture test on the 4 virtual ones, I got a max of 43c. It never goes over 43c.

    It's weird. I think that is the cutoff temperature. And, I'm not using the horrible LCD temp monitor that came with the Ultra ChillTEC unit to get the temp. The temp came from the motherboard software.

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