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So when I was filling up my system with water my pump may have ran dry for a second.

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I heard the noise, and panicking I turned off the psu. Filled it up with more water, and kept going.

What are the odds of damage? Are there audible noises of damage? Like the pump is louder (Mine is pretty loud right now, it's bleeding air atm)

I run XSPC Bay Res for the MCP655 pump. Right now it's bleeding the air bubbles out (should I leave the res uncapped for this? And there are some fairly strong vibrations, I can feel a tiny bit on my desk).
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post #2 of 15
You should be fine if it was brief.

Vibrations are normal, it's a powerful unit, and the noise is most likely from the bubbles. There's no need to leave the res open- it will bleed just as quickly with it closed.
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Unless it was running dry for a long period of time it should be ok.
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Ok it was a split second at most.
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Then it should be fine.
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Ok it was a split second at most.
nothing happened. The pump should be OK. Happened to me a few times, and my pump is still running
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unless you ran the pump dry for a half an hour or more you will be fine anytime i refil my loop i start the pump dry and hold the res higher than the case and pour the liquid in and let it all bleed out as long as you keep your pump clean and lubricated it should survive running dry for an hour or more without damage but that doesnt mean do it
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post #8 of 15
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Yeah it's quieting down quite a bit, and it's only been bleeding for like 20 minutes lol. I heard for the XSPC Bay res's you want to tilt the case or something?
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post #9 of 15
The others are correct and tilting the case back and forth just helps move the bleeding process along quicker.
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post #10 of 15
Someone should test how long the 655 can run without water in it, I am willing to bet that it could go a long time before burning up.

In short, a second will not hurt it, a few minutes... that might do some damage.
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