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  1. So prior to now the system was absolutley fine for 4 years, was setup correctly in exhaust mode, custom curve for gaming, everything was peachy Recently though anytime the CPU is under load the temps shoot to 90-100. Idle is still around 60. The fans on max in link do bring the water temps down, but the CPU stays overly high. I don't feel water running through the pump, but I'm not 100%. Also, the exhaust air being blown out is cold which seems weird? Should it not be hot Any help would be appreciated as I have a dissertation due in a month, and need regular breaks for Hearthstone :biggrin: So far I have checked all connectors, run a malware scan with norton, updated windows, checked BIOS again but nothing helps
  2. So last night got ready to get my fans and new cooler setup in the new case and everything was going smoothly. Then... power up on the new water cooler and issue showed up. High temp on 1 core. After a few attempts of re-seating, adjusting the back plate and failing to bring my i7 6700k temps down I'm figuring there is an issue. Core 0,2,3 all nice and low around 18-20C idle. Core 1 was sitting about 10-15C higher, and then would spike into the 80, 90 and even 100... So I knew there was a contact issue going on. After 4 attempts to take everything apart, reseat the block still getting similar results, actually last attempt Core 3 was sitting about 5-10C higher than it was previously. I see that the back plate is loose on a lot of people's boards, I got that too but the thing that is odd is I can fully tighten the screws for the block all the way down by hand! So I know there is to much slack between the back plate and motherboard to get proper, full contact. I know it works fine with other peoples boards no issue so I'm thinking that my motherboard might actually be thinner than others. That being said curious what people come up with for a solution to help get more clamping pressure? Was thinking of using washers as I've used that with other type of installs before. Either using the ones they got from the kit or purchased some. I got some used plastic ones I've used on my previous heatsink that I might try or run to the store quick and get some plastic ones to use since it looks like I got a few traces around a few of the holes on the backside and probably shouldn't use metal ones.
  3. So I'm having two issues with the H110i. First a few relevant specs. MB: ASUS Z170-A CPU: i7-7700k Case: Fractal Design Define R5 First issue is with the back plate. Once I've got the double threaded screws in place, I've got about 2 mm worth of play, even with the screws flush and tight to the back plate mounts. Looking up the installation guides and searching for the problem, I've seen that there is supposed to be some play. Is 2 mm an acceptable amount of play? Second issue is with the Radiator fans. It took me a bit of playing, but I got the radiator mounted to the top of my case. One of the issues was the fan to the rear of the case as it was interfering with the shroud over the motherboard connectors. Here are some photos I took. The shroud is the white plastic thing. It covers the ports, PS2, USB, HDMI, etc, at the back of the motherboard. You can see that the corner of the fan is flush against it, but the fan is nowhere near being in place. For those wondering about the rear case fan, it was removed when I first tried to put it in place. I just placed the fan back in place for the photos. Is it a bad idea to only have the one fan on the radiator? I think if I clip, cut or otherwise remove the offending part of the fan bracket I could maybe get it into place. Is this a more advisable course of action?
  4. Hey There, I have had my H100i v2 for about 6 months now, and ever since I got it, the CPU fan speeds (RPMs) do not show in the Link software. It shows the pump speed just fine, but the fan speed is 0RPM. I always assumed this was because of the Asus AiSuite software conflicting with it, but now I'm not so sure... Now I cannot even control the fans with Link. When I test it and set the fans to max, nothing happens! The fans still spin when the CPU gets warm and I don't know which piece of software is causing this, but does this sound like a defective pump unit to you guys? Any assistance much appreciated! Ed
  5. Edit Album | Edit Pictures Corsair AIR 740 "Golden 2017 Build" This build is meant to show off Corsair's latest enthusiast gaming products. This build is stable fast, with a focus on clean design. I have chosen proven reliable components, gained best performance value, while still being a enthusiast build. I wanted to focus on the Corsair colors and keep the scheme conservative enough to still be acceptable by the mainstream, but innovative enough with colors and design to still raise eyebrows. The build is in a "test" phase currently and will be getting a full EK water loop based on the X360 Kit & the TitanFC nickel/plexi blocks with a clear manifold. Yellow EK coolant as well. I wanted to post the build guide so far and to hopefully get some feedback from the forum users. I plan to debut this build @ Quakecon 2017 ! (test benchmark for CPU - will have the SLI 980tis on the finished build - Stable @ 4.9Ghz @ 1.38) http://www.3dmark.com/fs/11563028
  6. Hi everyone, i write this post cause i am really running out of ideas and hope to hear about some similar problems someone solved. Duh. A bit about me: i am working on computers since about 20y, overclocked my first 486 dx2 66mhz without knowing what i did (at this time), then later started again with "modern hardware" (Athlon Classic 750mhz to 1,1Ghz with Goldfinger Device), killed a few Athlon XP's, etc. besides this i work in IT since 15y. long story short: i believe i know a thing or two about hardware. Anyway, it all started with the idea to build a new system, nothing overpowered, but since i was still working with my 6y old i5-2500K system i thought it is about time. i spent a while with choosing some proper components and came up with this list: MSI Z170A Gaming M7 Intel i7-6700K Alpenföhn Brocken 2 (CPU FAN) G.Skill F4-3000C15Q-32GVR DDR4-3000 15-15-15-35 1,35V - 4 Sticks, 32GB (4x8) - i know, you will ask yourself why i bought G.Skill and write in the Corsair Forum, i will get to that later OCZ OCZ700MXSP (still had it from the old system) MSI Geforce 1070 GTX Aero 8G OC i mostly need stability in my systems, so overclocking the hell out of it was never the plan, but therefor i choose a bit higher default clock rates for the memory. The MSI Z170A Gaming M7 is (on paper) able to run the memory up to 3200mhz without any need to overclock the CPU. So i started to build the new system, everything went well, system posts at first try, everything went really well. i read about problems with XMP Profiles, so setting the memory to those and get a post at 3000mhz right away made me certain - i like this system. few days later i thought - well, i should bench a bit and run the proper stability tests - before i even started with memtest86 and prime95 i got some strange errors on some of the benchmarks, pointing out the memory might be bad. to make sure i startet memtest86 and prime95. Prime95 had troubles right away, after a few minutes one process after another crashed. memtest86 also took only test #6 and hat thousands of errors in a "full run" (4 times). so i started to clock manually down (still at XMP Settings, but clock down to 2133mhz). went fine. i tweaked around a bit but nothing more then 2400mhz was stable (rest at XMP settings). I started to put more juice to the memory (since 1,35v gave actually only 1,31v), heard about the VCSA and VCIO tweaks that should help - but it didnt. i got desperate so i turned all relevant voltages close the recommended max. no changes, not stable at 3000mhz, but always posting. so i tested every memory stick in every memory slot - and was supprised. not only all the memory was good at JEDEC settings, they all where fine at XMP settings too - as long as i only tried one at the time. just to be sure i ordered another set of memory (Corsair CMK32GX4M2B3000C15 DDR4-3000 15-17-17-35 1,35V - 2 Sticks, 32GB (2x16)). Put them in, set the memory to XMP aaaaand nothing. Didnt even post. Again same tests - both memory sticks in any slot running fine at XMP. further i found out that the problem is attached to use of dual-channel. as soon as any configuration is set up that would activate dual-channel, the memory would fail at speeds above 2400mhz. well, then it must be the board cause in the meanwhile i changed EVERY other component EXCEPT the CPU. till now i never ever had a defective CPU, so i assumed it could not be the problem. So i blamed MSI, still friendly and patient i opened a support ticket at MSI. 2 weeks later and no changes. i flashed a few bioses, cleared CMOS for my friends at MSI about 50 times on 5 different ways - no changes. i triple checked the pins at the cpu socket, nothing bend. the cpu cooler was not mounted to strong, when i checked first time i saw that my artic cooling 2 from the older days was not even spread over the cpu, and i really really was carefull cause i heard a lot about problems resulting from use of too much power at the wrong place. In the end MSI told me they cannot help me unless i change the CPU - what a bulls*** i thought to myself, went to the next store, bought a Asus Z170A Gaming Pro Aura, came home, changed the board, double checked the pins at the socket, build everything up, put in the corsair and fired up the system. again, first time post, everything fine, system boots, everything stable at JEDEC. then came the moment of truth - set memory to XMP, the Asus Board asked another question regarding some higher voltages for stability reasons - i said yes, cause i wanted to see it work. well. it didnt. same msg like the MSI board threw at me. too much OC, blahblah, unstable, blahblah, reset to default settings, blahblah. ok... i thought. there must be a explaination. talked to my old friend aunt google, searched for "dual channel xmp no post" and found a few things, mostly things i checked already - "socket pins", "all memory slots good?", "all memory sticks good?", etc. nothing that really helped me to solve the problem. i bought 3000mhz memory for a board that says it can take it but it will not run stable like this. then i found a post from a guy who had a similar problem, cant find it again but it was pretty recent. one of the answers was that with the skylake Arch the memory controller went from the board to the CPU, i didnt knew that but that sounds like a lead. in the intel ARK i found a spec for the i7-6700K saying the memory controller supports up to 2133mhz in dual-channel mode. no f***** way - really?! come on, rly?! well, and that is the end of my journey i had for the last few weeks. My question to you brave guys (i mean, if you still reading this my kudos go to you) who are still here is: is this the answer? is it luck (like chances to oc a cpu) how high the clock can go in dual-channel? since the memory is advertised with clock rates up to 4000mhz in special made memory kits for the skylake platform (Ripjaw 5, Corair LPX, etc.), with mainboards, advertised to manage memory up to 4000mhz - i just find that hard to believe. Do i have to be happy to get 2400mhz in dual-channel stable? i bought all of that hardware at amazon, i still can send back the CPU - but i really cant tell if the CPU is the problem. In Kaby Lake the Dual Channel clock is spec with 2400mhz btw. i still have all the components here (except a spare 1151 CPU) and actually i dont care so much about the 1% performance difference i would expect in compare between 2400mhz and 3000mhz, but it is a matter of just finding the goddamn bug in here. i am happy for any feedback. thank you.
  7. Hi All I recently bought an ASUS z170 pro gaming motherboard along with corsair CMK16GX4M2A2400C14. When installing ram on DIMM A2 and B2 i get a red dram led error. I then changed the position of the RAM and only DIMM B1 and B2 seemed to work. Does anyone know if this is a CPU issue or just incompatibility of RAM with motherboard? Thanks
  8. Hi guys, I've searched Google and this forum extensively for any potential solutions, but couldn't find something specifically pertaining to my RAM and this mobo. I have an Asus Z170 Pro Gaming motherboard, and Corsair DDR2400 8GB RAM (2x modules, so 16GB total). The part number of the RAM modules are CMK8GX4M1A2 400C14. So here's what's happening: 1) If I put the RAM into slots 4 and 2, the PC doesn't POST. 2) If I only put one module into slot 4, it POSTs fine. 3) If I put one module into slot 4 and another into slot 3, it POSTs fine, but is obviously single-channel. When it does POST, the mobo sees the RAM at 2133MHz. I then have to enable XMP to get it up to 2400MHz (and that works fine). What I've tried: I tried putting in only 1 module into slot 4. The PC POST'ed, and I went into the BIOS and enabled XMP for 2400MHz. I then rebooted, and shut down. Put the second module into slot 2, and started up the PC again. But again, no POST. Some people suggest I do the following: Put in only one module into slot 4. Get into the BIOS, and disable XMP and set it to manual. Then set the speed and timings manually, reboot, power down, and install the second module into slot 2. I'm not sure if that would work, but regardless - I have no idea what timings etc to fill in there, and absolutely no idea what voltage. Can anyone help me out there? Or does anyone know of any other way to get these modules to run in dual-channel? EDIT: My BIOS is on the latest update (1805)
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