Question is my loop suffecient since upgrade?

WWWouter

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Hi,

i recently upgraded from an i5-6600k to an i9-10850k while still using the same loop. The cpu gets 86 degrees stock while gaming world of warcraft ( not even runing 100%). needless to say that the coolant is really hot as well though well thatd signs that its working. my question is do i have a big enough radiator to dispense the heat? or is there something else i should change or are these temps normal?
i know the i9 runs hot but having that on +- 25% usage makes me wonder if my loop is still okay.

if i need to add an radiator where would you guys suggest? ( only logical one would be in front but then i have no intake unless i blow hot air into the pc)

below images of my loop:
https://ibb.co/KmXcc2k
https://ibb.co/Bq43v8g
https://ibb.co/yQqcSQy
 

rubix_1011

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Need more info about your loop - what components are in it?

From the images, you have a pretty large radiator, so I'm starting to guess that something else is the issue - those temps and the hot coolant issue seems to indicate you have an airlock or that coolant isn't flowing very effectively.

Can you tell that coolant is moving well in the reservoir?
What is your pump set to? Is it running 100%?

A LOT of 90 degree bends in there...ouch, but not fatal.
 

WWWouter

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Good morning,

Sorry for the late reply. I have been fiddeling a lot with the OC settings and got the CPU to around 70 degrees max ( this after a 5 hour gaming session). I gave the CPU max 1.235Volt with 4.8Ghz clock speed and everythings runs fine. ( anything above 4.9 requires to much volt to run stable sadly).

I opened up the reservoir to see if the coolant is running fine and well to my knowledge the water is streaming, i even adjusted the pump to always run slow and saw no effect on the heat ' but in all fairness having my 2 front fans running on or off seems to have no impact as well which suprised me a bit but in the pc it's defense it's not running on 100% so that might be why.

My compents are a i9-10850k and gtx 1080 msi ekwb edition (sea hawk x).

i wasn't aware the 90 degrees were that bad, i figured it slowed down the coolant a bit but if i understand correctly i should see if i can make my loop more effecient on that regard? ( even though i have for now no idea how i'll do that :p )

to summarize in short the temp problems are fixed now by toying with the VOLT on the cpu but well i don't think that's something i should be doing out of the box unless i'm mistaken :).
 

rubix_1011

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90 degree bends can cause a bit of restriction, but not sure it would degrade enough here for significant drops in overall flow. My 90 degree fittings flow pretty well, but I also only have a few of them in my loop.

Issue was CPU vcore/voltage? What was it set as and what is it set now?
 

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