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    Since we seem to be experiencing similar oddities with the temps in our watersystems I thought I'd share a new theory with you.

    After sitting powered down overnight, Sprocket will boot and run for hours at a pretty low temp ( right now after 5 uninterrupted hours of up time my CPU temp is ( theoretically*) 25c).
    Were I to shut her down for a half hour or so and then restart the temp would be reported as 33c or so.

    I have been attributing this to a glitch in the software temp reporting, but a new explanation has occured to me.

    I think that, starting from a cold state, my pump ( in it's reservoir) and radiator are capable of maintaining a good, low temp.
    But turning the system off allows the pump, waterblock and radiator to heatsoak the water (raising it's temp) and upon restart my puny system cannot overcome this added load.
    Apparently, the effectiveness of the watercooling is directly related to the difference in temp between the heat source (CPU) and the medium transferring the heat away ( the water).
    By preheating the water I have lowered that delta value, thus the higher temps.

    If I let the water in the reservoir cool completely again ( 4-5 hours) I'm good to go.

    Just thought you might be interested.

    *"theoretically" because I still question the accuracy of my readings, but for this explanation it is irrelevant
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    That is a good theory clocker, i would ahve never thought of that lol.

    But if this post is realaly for Lynx only, you could have just PMed him...

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    Well Ross you are probably correct, but the theory may apply to some other watercooler out there and I am still aggressively spamming to retrieve my lost fifth star.
    By this time next week you'll hardly know I'm here.
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    Originally posted by clocker@30 June 2004 - 14:26
    Well Ross you are probably correct, but the theory may apply to some other watercooler out there and I am still aggressively spamming to retrieve my lost fifth star.
    By this time next week you'll hardly know I'm here.
    your only 141 posts away

    lucky, im still 1,153 posts away. after this post, 1,152...

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    Can you put icecubes somewhere in the system to cool it off? lolol
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    Originally posted by bigdawgfoxx@30 June 2004 - 16:17
    Can you put icecubes somewhere in the system to cool it off? lolol
    I could, I suppose.

    The simpler solution would be to just leave Sproket running.
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    Originally posted by clocker@30 June 2004 - 19:51
    The simpler solution would be to just leave Sproket running.
    Sproket ?

    Who's that ?

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    Ooops.

    Sprocket and I have been taking a beating on another forum and it must have loosened a consonant.

    All better now.
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    Originally posted by clocker@30 June 2004 - 21:57
    Ooops.

    Sprocket and I have been taking a beating on another forum and it must have loosened a consonant.

    All better now.
    I have been folowing that closely, and for the record, I think your thoughts are correct and most of the arguements that "SureFoot" has come up with don't seem to be that valid. Although you have already done a great job of proving that so
    Still no excuse to spell your one true loves name wrong!
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    I agree w ur theory clocker. And f it I don't think I'll ever get my fn 5th star back. Like fn 2500 posts to go. F!

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