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Old 02-23-2017, 01:16 AM
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Originally Posted by c-attack View Post
OK, then lets go with that as fact for the moment and approach this from a different angle. If it isn't the contact and the pump is working, then the only thing left is the voltage and the load.

You said using "Intel's tool". If you mean Intel Burn Test, stop using that. The name says it all and unless you have your settings dialed in, you are going to hit some sky high temps particularly if you run it with Auto voltage. Try using Intel XTU as a load tool until this is sorted. It is mild and not the most difficult for stability testing, but it useful for this and won't fry your CPU if something is off. It also loads in a smooth wave pattern, so if you start seeing jagged lines all over, we know there is some kind of contact issue.

When the CPU core temps are going up and down "at idle", are you sure you are really in a stepped down voltage state? Are you able to see frequency and load with the tool you are using for monitoring? The frequency and voltage may not be in a rest state. 70C still sounds rather high, but I assume this a momentary peak and not a consistent level. Are there any other power state factors that might contribute to higher than expected temperatures? (Windows Power Plan on Performance-100% up time, C-States and EIST disabled).

I don't see a specific cooler problem in what we have so far. If there was one, the H110i GTX temp in Link would be in the 40-50C range all the time, although this would be the moment to double check. Since the H110 GTX Temp (coolant temp) is your baseline CPU temp, even a little blip of voltage would take you to 60-70C core temperatures with a 40-50C baseline. It is possible to have a pump that turns, yet still does not move the water through the system. That type of problem does not match the physical characteristics you have described, but I think at this point double checking everything is prudent. Certainly easier than re-mounting the damn pump block again. The coolant temp (H110 GTX Temp) is also helpful in distinguishing various types of heat problems. Some information on its behavior might help (idle H110 GTX Temp, load GTX Temp) Does it rise quickly? Does it go up and not come back down after the load stops? Does is start rising the moment you boot and keep going?. Include your approximate room temperature with this information. That serves as the lowest possible coolant temp and gives it some context.
I was using cpuid and corsair link to watch temps and voltage. Then I used the burn in tool.

I snagged the extreme tuning utility and ran a few tests. First screenshot is while I was running the stress test. Before running the stress test, I changes a setting called "Core adaptive mode" which changed the voltage from a constant 1.25volts (verified in the extreme utility) to the adaptive setting resulting in the voltage being much more dynamic.

The second screenshot is a few minutes after stopping the stress test, again noting that I had already switched to the adaptive voltage setting from the constant.

Using the intel utility also had seemingly more accurate information? Speaking of which, the H110iGT "Temperature" reported peaked at 74c. I'm assuming that is the block's temperature.

While I was stress testing, I took another few feels around the system. The block of the cooler was fairly cold, until I got really close to the cpu. One hose was pretty warn, almost hot, and the other was pretty cold. Feeling the radiator under and over it was all....pretty cold?

At this point, is everything expected? Or what's next?

Also thank you for the reply, lots of good pointers so far

Oh, approximate room temperature is uhhhhHHHHHh something like 70f? Also I JUST noticed its a H110i GT not a H110i GTX (theres a difference :S)
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Last edited by drnict61; 02-23-2017 at 01:20 AM. Reason: added room temp and OH its a GT not a GTX
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