Liquid Cooling i7 920 Temps w/ Overclocking to 4.2ghz

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Azenghoul
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Hey all

I installed my liquid cooling today, it was a inbuilt Thermaltake Xaser VI LCS VG400LBWS. all works well, it started off with about 29-35 degrees on first boot ,i ran Prime95 at the temps shot way up to 80+ degrees
So Question 1, Is that normal temps for the liquid cooling cpu to shoot up to?,

Then i went in to overclock it (i have the EVGA X58 SLI LE)i followed a guide i found on the evga forums, reached 4.2GHz, first boot it didn't boot but then on restart it did for some reason, got to windows all was well but now at idle it is at 55ish degrees, (Q2) i know this is a large overclock but is this normal idle temps for liquid cooling?

Currently I am playing Borderlands and when i play the temps sit between 70 and 80 depending on the action, but always a minimum of 70 in the game. Is this normal behavior also?

I read in a review that all new liquid cooling systems are higher then normal temps for the first 24 hours of use, sometimes even higher then Air cooling.

I do have thermal paste on and it is seated correctly.

Edit: Don't pay attention to my CPU-ID sig thing, i haven't found where to upload my new one yet as my sig

Thanks to all that help!

Ratchet
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Usually when LC, temps can't shoot any higher than 80C. Could you do a thorough check on your loop and see if there aren't any faults? And could you list of all the LC components you used?

Azenghoul
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The components are all inbuilt into the case so i don't know the individual parts and there are no faults that i know off

Ratchet
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Hang on, are these temps in celsius?

d3uS2029
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something is definitely wrong. my CPU at 3.8Ghz doesn't even reach that high when on prime95 for 24 hours. your idle temps seem ok i think? mine are at 39.

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mimart7
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Those temps are way too high for for water. DIY kits are best. I'd try reseating the waterblock for your cpu.

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Delusion77
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Im running a custom single loop (i7 + 4870x2) Im currently running at 3.6 as I dont see it necessary to run higher, but i did oc mine to 4GHz and my temps were much lower than yours. Idle temps ~30•C, full system load temps ~ 55•c. keep in mind that this setup is cooling 2 GPUs and a CPU.