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90 degrees @4ghz water cooled help!


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Hi guygs,
just bought myself a rampage 2 extreme mboard with an i7 930.

the board and mosfet are water cooled by ek

nb/sb temps under load are 46-48 degress under load so no problems there

however the i7 cpu is running at over 90 degrees with 1.31 volts in bios!

can you please advise what you think the problem maybe

i went on to artic 5 sliver weebsite when installing the i7 and followed

instructions there and applied thermal paste to heatsink then to the cpu as told.

cant be the cpu block as i had very good temps with same set up when i had

my e8600 before upgrading

if you can help please let me know guys.,

thanks alot.

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What are the components of your water cooling loop?

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thermochill pa 120.30 radiator

swiftech apogee gtx block

ek mosfet x58 kits for rampage 2 extreme

ek-fb rev 2 all in one nb/sb (temps under load 45/47 so no probs here)

but like i said temps are really high over 90 degress for cpu temp

trying for 3.8ghz and temps highest so far after 30 mins is 86 degrees 1.30vcore cpuid

maybe when i put thermal paste on heatsink i didnt apply it thinly enuf

with old e8600 i didnt put thermal paste on heatsink just the cpu

but it did say on artic silver website to cover heatsink with paste then apply a thin line

on back of cpu

must have messed up some where

like i said before on my e8600 which i had on it before temps were good.

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Swiftech apogee gtx block

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maybe when i put thermal paste on heatsink i didnt apply it thinly enuf

How much did you put on? You only need a teeny blob.

with old e8600 i didnt put thermal paste on heatsink just the cpu

I've never even heard of putting paste on the heat sink as well as the CPU. I can't see any reason that would be beneficial.

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Does seem slightly high, I'm getting 70-75 full load on Chipset/VRM's and CPU on a 360 stealth at 4Ghz... try reseating. As said, you don't want to be swimming in TIM...
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your temps are definately more reasonable

im gonna resit it after it passes prime95 after a few hours

87 highest temp after hour and a half. just dont seem right at all.

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I also suggest you read about the curing time of AS5.

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wats wrong with the swiftech blocks jacka? im using a apogee gtz and aint had no temp problems
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GTZ is not GTX.

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reaseated and still crazy temps

even 3.8 ghz with 1.3 volts in cpuz has 88 degress + load temps.

nb/sb 50-52 degrees

do i just have a crap chip or what?

according to all reviews this chip should hit 4ghz under water cooled.

w/c res - pump - cpu - nb- sb -res. (1 loop) 360 rad thermochill pa.

looking to send back to seller to get replacement. whats the best way to go about this?

cheers.

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Overclocking a CPU voids any warranty.

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How will anyone be able to tell if you overclocked it? Sounds like a bad chip to me. Either that or a disaster with the seating, but that has now been redone, so what else could it be but the chip.
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It's within specification if it runs at under 100C at stock speed and voltage on the stock cooler.

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i think its a bad chip too.

i asked for an rma

cant even get temps other people are getting on air.

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If it's within the Intel specification that I posted, there's no reason they'd have to replace it.

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I forgot to mention that I have hyperthreading turned off -- knocked 7-10 deg off my temperatures. If you're gaming only I'd consider it -- games are more responsive to raw clock speed than additional logical cores.

If you have to rebuild your loop I'd consider placing the radiator straight after the pump but before any blocks -- the pump will dump a small amount of heat into the loop. That way you ensure that the first block always gets the coolest water in the loop.

I'd agree with previous posts -- can't personally think of anything other than a poor chip. Generally you can get get 4Ghz on air with a decent HSF.
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Hello all,

didgitaldunc you must be a mind reader.

i had ht on before and I disabled it before I read your thread here. (twilight zone lol)

running at 4 ghz highest temp core temp 79 degrees so far.

and my room temp is extremely hot and reseated for only 12 hours so far.

so all in all this is much more acceptable now.

also i made mistake before my loop goes res - pump - rad - cpu - nb - sb - res

just how you explained

been given a rma number for cpu as well but there is no need for it now.

im hoping once ac5 settles in ill lose more temps.

and now stable for 3 hrs gonna game then try and see how much i can get out of it allowing a max of 85 degress.

ill also see if i can fine tune the 4gh oc and lose some volts where possible.

at least im 4ghz stable for now at 79 degrees hottest temp so im happy.

thanks fellas for all the help.

is there an i7 930 database of overclock temps and settinggs on the site?

if so may not harm to start one.

ill have a look and see and if there isnt i`ll start one.

cheers.<dance1>

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Hmmmm I dont think 79 degrees is too shabby with a 4 GHZ OC. Glad you got it to your satisfaction ;)
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thanks ricky.

just tried 4.2 but temps up to 85 degrees after only 25 mins lol then blue screened.

even if i could stabilise it with out adding vcore not sure if temps would stay under 90.

but when i get bored 2 morow will give it a go.

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Half the fun is in all the setting up and testing. Although one time I ended up not being able to pass POST...which was not fun :o

Got it sorted eventually though....ended up being a faulty hard drive :D

Keep us informed how you go.
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