First post, by 386SX
I've an Asrock G41C-GS Rev2.01 with G41 chipset and a Nuvoton NCT6776F sensor chip. Today I found a new case full atx to try again a CoolerMaster Lite 120 liquid cooling system I almost never used and I thought it might improve temps on this even if the Core2 Duo E8600@3,33Ghz never reached very high temps. But strangely even if I followed all the steps, cleaning cpu and the cooler metal, using the thermal paste and connecting both the fan connectors, temperatures seems higher than with the air default cooler. I'm not entirely sure about the sensor chip really being accurate but easily pass from 57°C to 45°C and the opposite in a second and I've read max temps of 69°C. Could it be that the original fan cooler also dissipated heat from the VRM around and the chipset heatsink and those without the cpu fan might increase temps? The cooler seems working, you can feel the liquid into the system running.
The four screws are fixed until and I used a screwdriver even if I think it might be too much thight on the cpu socket.. should I only fix them with hands and not the screwdriver?
The rpm of the cooler are around 1500rpm for the cpu pump and 2200rpm for the radiator fan.