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devnulllore    33

HI,

I am a disabled individual and about 6 years ago I bought a custom built i7 core 3770k gaming rig. While I didn't really want to do it they had the top of the line liquid cooling system on sale so I got it. Now I am worrying about the maintenance of the cooling liquid. I hear it should be replaced every 3 years or so. I then thought maybe I should just convert to fan cooling but have no idea how I would even start that with all the cooling block, pump already there. Keep in mind I never OC and have never had a problem with temps. As I said I just cannot do the work I used to and do the maintenance I need. Therefore I need to take it to a specialist. In RI we have one of the best rated in the country by consumer reports, tech 11. Has anyone heard about this place? What kind of work and I looking at when comparing cooling replacement to fan conversion? Is this going to be big $?

 

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Jim K    13,729

Just my opinion ... if it ain't broke don't fix it (cross that bridge when you get there). I've had the same AIO water cooler on my 3770k for the past 7 years without issue.

 

If your temps are fine the cooler is doing its job.

 

With respect to converting from water cooling to standard fan/heatsink ... it really shouldn't cost much (with respect to labor) ... simple process.  

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devnulllore    33

 

4 minutes ago, Jim K said:

Just my opinion ... if it ain't broke don't fix it (cross that bridge when you get there). I've had the same AIO water cooler on my 3770k for the past 7 years without issue.

 

If your temps are fine the cooler is doing its job.

 

With respect to converting from water cooling to standard fan/heatsink ... it really shouldn't cost much (with respect to labor) ... simple process.  

Ok, some good points, so what exactly am I looking at for nominal temps on this CPU anyway?

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Jim K    13,729

I would say anywhere in between 30-50C under routine use ... 70s under extreme load.  As long as you aren't hitting thermal throttling or reading high temps while idling.

 

Someone here recently had their pump go out ... I believe they were idling at 70 something (that is something you don't want to see)

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devnulllore    33

What's the best hardware monitoring software for Windows 10. I used to use Asus AI II suite but am not sure if it works with Windows 10

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Jim K    13,729

The ASUS suite should (I use it...but had to apply some patch last year..details a little fuzzy).

 

HWInfo will also give you temps

https://www.hwinfo.com/

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Mindovermaster    2,478

AIO water coolers aren't meant to be played with like normal water cooling. They are just "set it and forget it"...

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devnulllore    33

My CPU temp idle is 29c I got it up to 48c while playing 2 games simultaneously.

And the latest Asus AI suite II works great on Windows 10. There is a patch that dates 2018 on the Asus site.

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Jim K    13,729

You are good then. I wouldn't do anything with the computer at this time.

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devnulllore    33
Just now, Jim K said:

You are good then. I wouldn't do anything with the computer at this time.

Thanks big load off my mind.

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Jim K    13,729

Also...the only recommendation would be (if able) to blow some compressed air in the computer ... not forgetting the radiator/fans.  The radiator can trap a lot of dust especially if there isn't a filter between it and the outside air.  If your case has filters just be sure they aren't covered in a layer of dust.

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devnulllore    33
20 hours ago, Jim K said:

Also...the only recommendation would be (if able) to blow some compressed air in the computer ... not forgetting the radiator/fans.  The radiator can trap a lot of dust especially if there isn't a filter between it and the outside air.  If your case has filters just be sure they aren't covered in a layer of dust.

Will do. There is not too much dust in there considering I usually blow it out every summer. Now I will try to go a bit further if I can.

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devnulllore    33

The problem with the HW monitors mentioned is I wanted a full system check and they both do not reports GPU. So I am using Asus AI Suite II for my system and EVGA XoC for the gpu's

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Circaflex    3,568
On 6/15/2019 at 4:02 AM, devnulllore said:

The problem with the HW monitors mentioned is I wanted a full system check and they both do not reports GPU. So I am using Asus AI Suite II for my system and EVGA XoC for the gpu's

That's fine, generally I would use the GPU's utility to monitor temps and voltage. As mindovermaster mentioned, AIO water cooling is generally set it and forget it, however, like Jim pointed out you might do the casual dusting of your unit. Down the road, you might at worst, have to replace the thermal paste on the CPU, however that is down the road a ways.

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