I have spent 300 dollars on water cooling parts.
I have assembled 4 water cooling systems.
My current build, the one giving me problems is:
Swiftech MCR-320 Triple 120mm radiator with 3 Yate Loons intake.
Swiftech MCP-655 Pump on 5.
EK-FC8800 on eVGA 8800GTS at stock speeds and stock voltages.
D-Tek Fuzion on Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 at stock (1.275v VID) speeds and voltages.
I WCG Bonic Windows Vista 32-bit all at stock Core Temp 0.95.4 59-59-58-62.
I idle WCG Bonic pasued Windows Vista 32-bit all stock Core Temp 0.95.4 42-40-40-42.
My ambient temperatures are, I am cold.
Outside temperature is 31f.
Inside is probably 68f.
For the D-Tek block mount, my procedure goes:
Screw, washer, motherboard, washer, nut, block, plate, spring limiter, spring, thumb screw.
The thumb screw is tightened all the way to the spring limiter on all 4 sides.
I have ran the system without the spring limiters, and saw no difference.
For thermal paste, I use Arctic Silver 5.
I put a grain of rice sized dab n the middle, and moved the block in 1 inch diameter circles.
here are some pictures.
I will take any other pictures needed, or provide any other info.
I just don't want to have 300 dollars worth of watercooling being outperformed by air cooling.
WCG Bonic load 59 59 58 61 stock Q6700 D-Tek Fuzion on water cooling?
Too high for me.