the water travels to my video cards to the cpu to my HDD's and up to the radiator
with my radiators fans on full speed I never have a problem with anything my ambients sitting at 45c on the cpu and 48c on the mobo
but if i turn the fans to just 1/2 speed for the noise reduction with only a downloader open my cpu riases to 54c/55c and my mobo gets to 60c and my temp thresholds are hit
cpu threshold is set at 57c and mobo at 60c
my vc threshold i cannot change and are set to 135c(lol) but they sit about 51c ambient fans at max and 67c fans at 1/2 so they are no concern
i dont have auto slowdown on so i just get a warning beep every 2 secons when i hit threshold, my question is can i raise my thresholds?
would my parts remain safe at higher temps?
if not should i rerun my water to my CPU 1st?
i have an amd 55fx clawhammer, 2x 256mb 6800 ultra, asus a8n sli delux mobo and two 1 gig ram chips
if your reading this far i'll let you know the water temp in the resivour at 1/2 fans speed is very hot as the metal screws running from the water to the outside are very hot to the touch, can amount of water in the system just be to much for anything other than the radiator at max speed?
its not like the pump speeds up or slows down but can too many parts is too much heat on the water?
i use a 70% water 30% monoethylene glycol mix, is there a better mixture out there that can take more heat w/o wear?
i know there are a lot of questions in there but if anyone knows an answer to 1 or 2 or all
ill appreciate any input