Question 90°C while gaming... read for details.

Feb 12, 2019
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Okay first and foremost this website is amazing and thank-you for all the valuble support that I've obtained within the last 24h alone, appreciated.

Okay, pictures will be provided; so here is the deal, I've used this pc for gaming for quite awhile now, and never had a single issue, anthem demos ran perfect, but since then I've done some minor adjustments and all hell broke loose..

I bought new ram and replaced old ram entirely, slower clock speed but it boosted my ram to 20GB 16 via 2 8GB identical sticks, in correct dimms windows acknowledges and running in dual channel..
I bought a geforce 980ti, up from my 760's sli

Those are the modifications, power source is a tx850..

Upon doing this my comp went into a bootloop and I had to short the pins on the mobo to reset the bios, and I also did a fresh win10 install
Everything seemed fine..

Until I loaded up a game, in this respect it was "path of exile" max settings, 1080p, about 20m in my cpu was hitting 90°c.. which unnerved me..
I have a corsair water cooling system, that came with the rig, i bought it used from a random dude about three years ago, and I've never touched it, except for cleaning fans and radiator with condensed air..
One tube is warm to the touch while the other tube remains cold...

For the life of me idk what could be wrong...
Pics below, please help before I fry my cpu..

Pictures;
https://ibb.co/vqrpKms

https://ibb.co/zxy1Cpw

https://ibb.co/JFGCHdv

Cpu at rest (idle desktop)

https://ibb.co/m5JFgdP
 

Dunlop0078

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Could be a water pump failure. Replacing the RAM and GPU should not increase temps that much, it's possible the new GPU is requiring more cpu resources in games than the 760 sli setup was but this should only increase heat a bit, it must have been getting pretty warm before the upgrade if this is the case.

My guess would be an issue with the cooler. Pump failure, the cold plate is not properly mounted, and/or the thermal paste has dried up.
 
Feb 12, 2019
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My guess would be an issue with the cooler. Pump failure, the cold plate is not properly mounted, and/or the thermal paste has dried up.
I called Memory Express and they basically cited the same diagnoses, it felt so sudden that I didn't suspect the WC, this would still be the case even if the tubes are warm/cold to the touch?
I'm going to have then install a new water cooler later today, I don't trust myself, I'll report back in abit. If it resolves the issue I'll change sub to solved.
 

Dunlop0078

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If the cooler is working I would expect one tube to always be warmer than the other, the water leaving the CPU will be hotter than the water that has passed through the radiator. If it is not working I would expect one tube to be hot and one tube quite cold, but it may be hard to tell just by touch.
 
Feb 12, 2019
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I brought it in, I'll update in 2-3 business days,
They are going to install a new water cooler and replace a couple old fans..

He says the only concern he has is that its 90°C under load but 35°C idle desktop, idk why that would concern him, imo that's indicative of bad cooling.
 

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