Wasmachineman's Water Cooling Adventures

Ralph_IT

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Ok...I was asking because I read that unstable USB power may lead to this type of behaviour in some AQ stuff.
 

Keith Myers

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Not a worry about Aquasuite stuff here. No Windows in sight. So no worries. Just use a standalone digital flowmeter. Shows me temps, rpm's and flowrate, so that is all I need. No drivers necessary.
 

Wasmachineman_NL

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'kay, I got bored tonight and decided to swap over one of the pillars from the HK Tube res as it had RGB built in, which I don't really care about for my main system.

Now my old system has RGB in the CPU block, GPU block, the mobo, the High Flow Next, and in the res lol
 

Wasmachineman_NL

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what the actual F is this? Updated my CH7 to the latest BIOS and this happened when I opened HWiNFO:


o_O I no longer have the USB disconnecting issue and my HFN works under Win7 now?!

EDIT: Did some more diagnosis. Apparently I disabled the aquasuite service at one point which seemingly fixed my disconnecting issues. Weird. Oh well, i'll keep it disabled then. I don't really care about AS anyway since I have HWiNFO.
 

Keith Myers

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The AQ suite probably doesn't utilize a mutex lock on the USB readouts. Hwinfo does. This prevents the flakiness of polling USB readouts constantly and dropout issues.
 
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Wasmachineman_NL

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Got lucky and acquired a shitload of EK Quantum fittings from someone parting out their loop. Wanted black fittings but his were Black Nickel.

Oh well, €125 for two sixpacks of the EK-Quantum STC fittings, a 5-pack of P14 fans, 5 90-degree rotaries and shipping, why not. What I need to do with the P14's, idk. HWL GTS 420 time?
 
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Keith Myers

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Got lucky and acquired a shitload of EK Quantum fittings from someone parting out their loop. Wanted black fittings but his were Black Nickel.

Oh well, €125 for two sixpacks of the EK-Quantum STC fittings, a 5-pack of P14 fans, 5 90-degree rotaries and shipping, why not. What I need to do with the P14's, idk. HWL GTS 420 time?
That was a decent haul for the price actually.
 

Wasmachineman_NL

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I'm thinking of buying a Metro DataVac in the near future, since I screw around with crackpot ideas regarding water cooling being able to blow out the coolant out of my loop would be a VERY nice upside. Good idea?
 

Keith Myers

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I'm thinking of buying a Metro DataVac in the near future, since I screw around with crackpot ideas regarding water cooling being able to blow out the coolant out of my loop would be a VERY nice upside. Good idea?
I guess that should work as long as the pressure doesn't build in the loop and blow fittings apart or balloon soft copper end tanks in the radiators.
 

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I'm thinking of buying a Metro DataVac in the near future, since I screw around with crackpot ideas regarding water cooling being able to blow out the coolant out of my loop would be a VERY nice upside. Good idea?
These things are a good investment in general. You can't break anything in a water cooling loop with it, the pressure is not nearly high enough. It's rather the other way round: they overheat quickly when choked for air flow, so be careful when using it to purge a water cooling loop. Short intervals, letting it cool down in between.
 

Wasmachineman_NL

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Super Mega Ultra JANK water cooling in my main, BUT IT DROPPED 20 DEGREES! And that's with open case and only 1 P12 on the 360mm top rad!

Pics after dinner!
 

Wasmachineman_NL

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A strange side effect of installing water cooling: my 3950X doesn't boost to ~4.8 GHz anymore, but the effective clock seems to have gone up instead.
 

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The way that the AMD overclocking algorithm works is that it robs from all the Peters (threads) to pay Paul (the one max boosted thread)
With all the cores at much the same temperatures across the board, all boats (cores) benefit from the rising tide (low temps) and all cores can sustain a much higher all-core clock under load.

But that means there is less leftover power margin to give the single max boosted core.
 
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Wasmachineman_NL

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The way that the AMD overclocking algorithm works is that it robs from all the Peters (threads) to pay Paul (the one max boosted thread)
With all the cores at much the same temperatures across the board, all boats (cores) benefit from the rising tide (low temps) and all cores can sustain a much higher all-core clock under load.

But that means there is less leftover power margin to give the single max boosted core.
that explanation made me lol so ****ing hard. I tried Y-cruncher and it pulled 220W (o_O) easily with PBO enabled. Didn't go above 87C though, impressive! I bet when I waterblock the 6900XT and use the front rad fans as intake temps will drop even more.

Another extremely strange thing I noticed: Y-cruncher FFT limits power use to 105W for some reason. AVX offset?