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    Default EP45-UD3R with Q6600 and OCZ2RPR10664GK Heat levels question

    Hi,

    My current setup is an EP45-UD3R with an Intel Q6600 OC'd to 3.2GHz, using (x2) OCZ Reaper 2GB modules (OCZ2RPR10664GK). I'm using a custom liquid cooling solution consisting of a danger den pump, thermaltake radiator, and Swiftech Apogee CPU block.

    My idle temps OC'd at 3.2GHz are around 34-37C, and under load (using Prime95) it seems to max out around 67C as the highest temp. Does this seem normal? I believe this is within acceptable ranges, but want to make sure.

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3R with Q6600 and OCZ2RPR10664GK Heat levels question

    While the temp is not dangerous it's much higher than it should be considering your cooling (if it's read by an accurate program). What are you using to read the temperature? Read the FAQ in my sig as well.

    If you're using Core Temp or Real Temp and the temp is 67C then the CPU cooler sits very badly on your CPU and you should remove it and re-seat it.


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    Default Re: EP45-UD3R with Q6600 and OCZ2RPR10664GK Heat levels question

    Hmm thanks I'll give it a shot, as I am using Core Temp for my readings. I applied the thermal paste according to the instructions on the Arctic Silver web site, that is, a horizontal line presumably bisecting the four cores. Does this sound proper to you?

    *Edit: Incidentally, do you think this could be related to the fact that I'm not using 1/2" tubing on my CPU loop?
    Last edited by Kukulkan; 02-16-2009 at 05:35 AM.

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3R with Q6600 and OCZ2RPR10664GK Heat levels question

    temp sounds high even if it was air.
    Yeh I use the arctic cooling "thermal paste across the cores strip" guide and it seems to work ok.My coolermaster v8 runs max temps under load about 64-65. 5 degrees lower if i leave the cover off,but thats not really practical.
    water cooling can leave other case items running hot as people tend to forget the non liquid cooled bits (ive heard).
    I use 490 fsb for everyday use, Seems good for now.

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3R with Q6600 and OCZ2RPR10664GK Heat levels question

    The tubing is not the problem, in Germany many people use 0.3" or smaller tubing and it works.

    When you install a CPU block it can sometimes not make proper contact with the CPU and I bet that's the case with your block.

    If you don't have your VCore set to 1.5V or it's not extremely hot where you live then there's no way you that CPU block will cool that badly.


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    Default Re: EP45-UD3R with Q6600 and OCZ2RPR10664GK Heat levels question

    Thanks for the input fellas, I went ahead and reseated the block (reapplied the thermal paste as well) and ensured I did a couple of good twists once the block was semi-secured to spread the paste a bit. At this point after running Prime95 up to test 4, it seems to be ranging between 55-59C and occasionally spiking to around 61C, which I guess is still pretty high for a liquid cooling solution? :/ I'm wondering now what the problem could be, any thoughts?

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3R with Q6600 and OCZ2RPR10664GK Heat levels question

    Depending on what radiator you have, if there's anything else in your loop and what your ambient temperature is 55-59c might be normal. All these afect water temperature and water temperature directly affects CPU temp. As a rule of thumb, a 1C higher water temp leads to a 1C higher CPU temp.


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