Solved CPU temps high with water cooling.

I7-4770k build / Gigabyte
December 28, 2013 at 18:23:41
Specs: Windows 8.1, 16 gigs
Water temp vs. CPU temp. My water cooling system says the water temp is 34C, but my CPU temp is 75-80C. Is this normal?

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December 29, 2013 at 00:42:03
This doesn't sound right, even with the CPU running something like Prime 95. Of course, it very much depends upon what processor and what watercooling system we are talking about, amongst other factors such as other hardware. But I would suspect that it is not installed correctly.

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December 29, 2013 at 05:39:58
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When your CPU temperature is much higher than your water temperature then one of two things are happening. Either the water is not flowing properly (pump problem or air in the system, likely if this is a system that has worked well for a long time), or you did not set the water block on the CPU properly (most likely, especially if it is a recent installation). You either used too much or too little thermal compound and/or the hold downs are not evenly tightened. Reread your installation instructions and read this as well for your particular CPU:

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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