Q6600 & 8800GTX Water Cooling Advice

vagetaqtd

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Hi guys, I'll be getting a Zalman Reserator 1 v2 along with the 8800GTX VGA water block for free. I don't know if I should loop both the CPU and GPU. Wouldnt I void the warranty on my GPU if I remove the stock fan? Is it worth it to water cool the 8800GTX? I know that card heats up like a mother.

Please check out my system on my signature. Would it be possible to overclock to 3.8-4GHz after watercooling the CPU? If so, would it be safe running it 24/7?

Your advice are greatly appreciated.
 

Evilonigiri

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I'll just say what I said before in the other thread.

Unless that WC can beat the TRUE air cooling, you won't be able to hit 3.8GHz or higher. 3.6Ghz will require at least 1.4V, usually more. As long as the temperature is decent, it will be safe for 24/7 usage.
 

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I agree with the above post.

I dont think that the Zalman could handle a quad by itself, let alone with a GTX in the loop.

Also, I think that you probably void the warranty by removing the stock fan, and you void your warranty on your CPU if you use anything other than the heatsink provided to cool it.
 

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Great news, I contacted XFX, maker of my 8800GTX, and they informed me that the warranty is still good even if I replace the cooling fan with a water cooling solution as long as I don't damaged it and keep the original parts. Yay! So I guess I'll give the water cooling a try. Loop it to both my Q6600 & 8800GTX. I'll report back with the results.
 

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dont expect to get 3.6 on your cpu i have a alpacool ap1510 pump 1500l/h 2 360mm rads a 8800gt with ek waterblock and ek supreme adn cannot reach anyhigher then 3.6
 

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Ok, I just installed the Reserator 1 v2 to just my CPU. Here are the temps:
Q6600 @ 3.4 8x425 1.362v
100% load Stress Test: Max 50C.
Idle: 27-30C.
 

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Nice :D T

Thats about right for temps. Pretty good so far, you got lots of room too its safe up to 1.55volts lol.


Keep on going :D



"you void your warranty on your CPU if you use anything other than the heatsink provided to cool it.".

lol....

 

Mugz

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You just don't tell them that you were using anything other than the stock heatsink. [/Trod this path before]

Temps are good, force it up!
 

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Two questions:
1) Did you loop 8800GTX also?
2) How long did you test this for? I notice that my Zalman Reserator 1 V2 keeps gradually getting hotter by 1c every so often (half hour...). This means testing at full load for 25 mins or so does not mean anything.

I am building a rig with 2 8800GTX and Q6600 but no oc-ing. I am basically at point when I will change all Zalaman parts except Cylinder. New block, new pump... GPU cooler from Zalaman for 8800GTX stay. Hate the tubing (8mm) barely fits with 3/8" (one of main standards), but I have to warm up tubes to make them fit.

Bryan
 

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It looks awesome and I am commited at this point. Will use it as a giant res/radiator... Everything else gets replaced.

Bryan