CPU temp is unusually high

ixidorsiren

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I'm running a core i7 965 at stock speeds right now. I installed a rather large water cooling system that has only the cpu in the loop, but the cpu temperature idles at about 40 C according to Real Temp.

I'm running a MagiCool XTREME NOVA 1080 radiator (9 fans) and an RD-30 pump so I would figure the cpu should be much cooler. I've reseated the water block and reapplied thermal paste many times but I still arrive at this same temperature.

What am I doing wrong? Would air bubbles trapped in the radiator cause this much of a temperature spike? Thanks.
 

wimcle

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whats your ambient temps... 10C above ambient would be a good idle temp.

And if your p95 load temps are under 60C you are good
 

ixidorsiren

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On load for p95 my temps spike up to about 80 C. The room temp is sorta cold, about 18 C I think. This worries me, could I have done something horribly wrong with the thermal paste?
 

ixidorsiren

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Does anyone have any similar experience with this radiator? It seems like there must be something substantially wrong with how I have it setup to justify load temps in the 80s.
 

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