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post #1 of 23
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Alright, so the loop has almost been running for 12 hours, but during this whole time it seems as though none of the bubbles have disappeared. I would like to bleed them out very soon, but if it's going to take a few days or something I'll just get my system up and running anyway. I tried running it for an hour with a hole open on top of the res, rocking my case back and forth, and flicking the tubes a little bit. All of this was done while the loop was running.

Any suggestions/ideas?
 
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post #2 of 23
it will take a while to get rid of them, give it a couple of days. just make sure the air doesnt block the pump. when the water warms and cools it will push the bubbles out to the res
post #3 of 23
I've seen that res cause issues before, it swirls around a lot and mixes the air in.

I would fill the res a lot, until there's barely a gap to try and avoid that.


If you can turn your pump setting down to a lower speed, that will help too.
    
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post #4 of 23
I can't tell from the pictures, but are they big bubbles or lots of tiny ones?

What types of sounds is the pump making? Near silent, or random whooshing and gushing sounds?

If its lots of tiny bubbles, and hardly any noise from the pump, it's good to go.

If it's larger bubbles, or even tiny bubbles with whooshing noises still, then you're going to want to rock the case like you were as well as turn the pump on/off repeatedly.
Ex. On-wait for a big clump of bubbles to come (5-10 seconds)-Off wait for them to bleed (4-8 seconds) On
Repeatedly and that should get most of your bubbles out, at least enough to run the loop without at temp hurting. The tiny ones will bleed over time.
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post #5 of 23
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I have lots of little bubbles, and right now temps seem good:

CPU: 27 degrees Celsius
GPU: 33 degrees Celsius

I'm about to play some BC2 and see if this goes well.
 
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post #6 of 23
I have found it best to remove the components from the system one by one (with an assistant) to move and tumble them around to get all the air out. I have found some nasty air pockets this way that simple case tilting couldn't get out. It would definitely help to slow the pump down so that there isn't so much turbulence.
     
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post #7 of 23
The bubbles should dissipate over a day or two. I have the xspc 750 pump, and it is extremely effecient at getting rid of the bubbles. Only took about an hour or so.
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post #8 of 23
I would also rock the case side to side and front to back and tab on the rad. This will free the trapped air pockets in the rad and allow the air to more out into the res. As noted leave the cap off and they will come out , just keep a eye on the water level also.
post #9 of 23
Slow the pump down to 50% or lower.

I've got 2 of those MCP35x pumps in series. To get all of the bubbles out I unplugged one and dialed the other one down to 20%.
The slower flow allows the micro bubbles to combine and form bigger bubbles that are able to break free of the flow and float up in the reservoir.

Speeding the pump back up periodically will help to dislodge the larger bubbles from the radiator.
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post #10 of 23
if u have tiny bubbles. just tap the tubing or squeeze the part where the bubbles are.

once in a while open the res top, helps me quite a bit. also there maybe air in the rad also. shack the case violently. (make sure the res top is on tightly, dont want any water to tip out do we )
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