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I was thinking last night as I went to bed. what might have happened is that a flake of nickle has come off and blocked the inlet to the cpu block so it then tricals though the block, becasue of there being little water the heat would boil the water a lot quicker and then when the water gets to the RAD it dosn't have enough pressure to fill the RAD which means that it can't transfer the heat probaly and that is why it is heating up. Thats what i think anyway.
Edited by driftingforlife - 5/4/11 at 5:39am
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For those saying the 355 pump isnt strong enough to push through the components im sorry but I have the same bay res/pump setup with a 360 and 240 rad, CPU and two full cover GPU blocks and my flow is just fine. GPU temps never get above 47c while gaming. and only get to 50-51 while folding.

Sounds like a blockage to me. Strip that bugger down and flush it. Dont forget to open up the CPU block and inspect also.
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Have you found the problem yet.
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A lot of misinformation in this thread.

My money is on blockage or pump failure. Test a low restriction loop with the pump to make sure you're getting good flow. If that's ok then inspect your blocks and rads. Flush them out and inspect what comes out of them, if anything at all. Then put the loop back together (outside of the case) to make sure you're still getting good flow with all of the components hooked together; if you forgo the res and use something like a large bowl or bucket you can more easily examine the flow. If everything checks out, put it all back in the case and properly seated onto the CPU/GPU etc and check your temps again.

Time consuming and a pain in the rear, but I think it's an excellent way to try to isolate the cause.

Another thought, perhaps the OP overtightened his pump into the res preventing the pump from working properly.
    
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I agree, it's a flow problem.
It will either be a blockage or a bad pump (or bad pump mounting).

Strip it down, flush it out and test the pump.
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First of all hey. Made an account just to comment on this. Read the whole thread and finally when he posted the picture i figured out the problem its not the fans or rads. He simply just doesn't have enough water in his whole system. I had this same prob my first build with the same bay res. Its cause you didn't fill the system after you turned it on. Turn it on and keep filling it up.
    
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Originally Posted by pneustra View Post
First of all hey. Made an account just to comment on this. Read the whole thread and finally when he posted the picture i figured out the problem its not the fans or rads. He simply just doesn't have enough water in his whole system. I had this same prob my first build with the same bay res. Its cause you didn't fill the system after you turned it on. Turn it on and keep filling it up.


Hope the op comes back to entertain us on any updates to the situation. I've checked the photo on the 8th page. Although the water does look a little low. There still appears to be enough in there since the out port is located on the bottom and the top of the pump is still submerged. Still a good observation. Btw welcome to OCN.
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OP - Kinda curious about this thread...did you figure out the problem
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another 2 cents;

Look closely at the pictures and you will notice that the water level in the res is lower than the top of the barb on the right. This means that the top radiator is completely empty. In order for the top radiator to be completely full of water, the res would have to be as well, even then you would still have some air in the top radiator unless it was sitting on the floor when you filled and sealed your loop. This is just laws of physics / hydraulic pressure etc..

So it doesn't matter which direction the loop flows, your pump has to fill the remaining tubing to get water to the top radiator and then fill it enough to get some flow through the entire loop. If you have any flow at all, it will be very minimal and your res will be mostly empty. Your observation that there is hardly any water movement in your res supports this observation. If the flow were more "normal" you would see plenty of turbulence in your res and there would be no doubt.

It may have been full when you closed up the case months ago. But I bet there was a small/slow leak somehwere. Or maybe you res has a fill port on top? this would allow leaking out the top of your res because the top radiator is higher than the res. Or maybe you filled the loop with the top radiator already mounted in place? That would have insured the top radiator was not full to begin with.

This is a trouble I have seen in several failed loops. Heck that is how I have scored most of my equipment off of craigslist. People think they can just throw everything in a case, and then it blows up on them, they think it's all dead and sell it dirt cheap.
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The barb has a tube going inside the res flowing directly in to the pump, it won't be level.

Anyways, for those wanting an update, I just don't have the time at the moment to strip everything down.
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