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I haven't used my rig since I installed the wc, because every time I turn it on, it overheats within about 5 minutes.

Now, just need to check a couple of things:

1. Am I right in saying that while filling it, the res needs to be higher than the pump, but it doesn't matter about whether it's higher than the rad?

2. I know most waterblocks come with a backplate. I didn't partiularly want to take everything out though, so I bought this: http://www.dtekcustoms.com/fuzionint...ntbracket.aspx



Just wondering whether it pushes down the waterblock on the CPU enough?

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post #2 of 4
1. You're right
2. It's possible the pushpins aren't engaging properly (I've never seen pushpins on a block before now).

If it's shutting down within 5 minutes then it could be the pump that's not working or a really big air bubble stuck in the loop somewhere.
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post #3 of 4
It is most likely a large air bubble in the loop somewhere, make sure you don't have your pump feeding directly into your reservoir.
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post #4 of 4
If those push pins are anything like the ones on the stock Intel heatsink, they are likely not set in the motherboard correctly, causing a gap or lack of pressure on the CPU.
 
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