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There are big air bubbles in my water cooling loop. Why is this? Why wont they go waway? I have been running it for just under a day and it still won't clear out. It improved over time but then i got impatient and drained the loop and put water back in. Now i'm at the start again. The air bubble gap in the cpu to gpu tubing was still there where everywhere else cleared up. But since i started again its back. 450

Weird thing is my temps are very low. and still equal to what i was running before i redid my loop. Should I still be worried?
Edited by replin - 12/18/11 at 9:35pm
post #2 of 24
What pump and what reservoir?

Did you shake it plenty to free any trapped air - often the radiators can trap a lot of air.

If you have a variable speed pump try turning it down, sometimes high flow can make it hard for bubbles to get out.
     
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add more water slowly.. i wouldn't even be turning the pc on with it like that
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I have a XSPC res with mcp655 built into it dual 5.25".

Did I shake what plenty? I did shake the pump a lot before reinstalling it.450
Edited by replin - 12/18/11 at 9:50pm
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I was watching this video the other probably this can help you a little bit skip to min 8:47
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Thank you very much fritx. it mostly worked. I tried slight tilting and when it didn't work i Literally laid the case on its side and most of those huge air bubbles went straight to the res. I still see a chunky bubble in the cpu to gpu tube but not as big as the gap it had. its mostly constant flow. My temps went down 5 degrees C. I'm going to spend the next few days tilting it on both sides, face and back to see if it works. So far MAJOR IMPROVEMENT.

Also major thanks to everyone else who chimed in.
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keep it moving and moving until the air bubble start to come out. also turn on and off your computer until you get everything out thumb.gif
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I posted up some vids showing how to get air bubbles out. It's located in the wc sticky thread.
I'll post it here
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post #9 of 24
Bubbles take a while to bleed out of the system. Sometimes you need to really tilt and shake the machine for bubbles to start moving out. If the bubbles are still trapped try lowering your pumps speed if it is variable. Having fast flow sometimes causes the bubbles to no be able to bleed out.
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I'm going to spend the next few days tilting it on both sides, face and back to see if it works. So far MAJOR IMPROVEMENT.
Also major thanks to everyone else who chimed in.

With enough persistence, you should be able to clear the loop of bubbles within 15-30 minutes of tilting the system side to side, and front to back. Starting and stopping the pump every few minutes helps as well.
 
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