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post #1 of 17
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Hello

So i've finally got XSPC Rasa RX240 set installed into my computer. Its been running 24 hours now, but i have plenty of tiny air bubbles trapped inside the resovoir/pump and a few caught inside the tubing, as far as i understand these need to go away and i tried whatever information i could find on the webs, turning on and off the system, rocking the system back and forth and stuff like that however they just seem stuck at the same place no matter what i do, so what can i do?

Also, currently im trying to reach new higher overclocks, but as far its not going that much better than on my Scythe Mugen 2. I'm running 4,1Ghz on my I7-870 right now but temps are reaching 73-76C after a few hours of Prime95, isnt this too high for a water cooling system like this, and its even with the side panels of the case removed. Using 3 fans (2 pull 1 push)

Any help is appreciated
post #2 of 17
the bubbles will go away eventually...as long as you have the big ones out your fine

temps are not good.....try tightening your cpu block more....did you get a good tim application?
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post #3 of 17
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tightened them as much as i can.

Might try redoing the tim, didnt have enough MX-2 so tried to mix it with the one that followed with the set, this might have been a bad idea?
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tightened them as much as i can.
Might try redoing the tim, didnt have enough MX-2 so tried to mix it with the one that followed with the set, this might have been a bad idea?

probably not a good idea...redo it...check to make sure nothing keeping the block from getting tight...a cap or something in the way...did you remove the invisible plastic cover from your waterblock?

you sure the fans are working together
pulling in air from outside
fan speed
tighten block as tight as you can get it...very tight


one of those is bound to be it...or a combination thumb.gif
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probably not a good idea...redo it...check to make sure nothing keeping the block from getting tight...a cap or something in the way...did you remove the invisible plastic cover from your waterblock?
you sure the fans are working together
pulling in air from outside
fan speed
tighten block as tight as you can get it...very tight
one of those is bound to be it...or a combination thumb.gif

I'll order som new TIM and try to reapply it. Did remove the plastic and clean the cpu+base with isopropyl. All fans are spinning if thats what you mean but i'm pulling air from inside the case right now, i guess it shouldnt make much difference when the case panels are off anyway. Fan speed is mostly max, the push is running max and the pull i've tried with variable speeds, doesnt do much difference, mostly 3 degrees max.

The block is tightened as much as possible as they are thumb screws i cant force it more.
post #6 of 17
If your cpu block has a clear top did you see any air bubbles in it before? The bubbles in the res are normal and they dissapear in a few days, bubbles lodged in the tubing just need a quick squeeze and they'll be gone.
post #7 of 17
you wouldn't think it would matter since you have side panels off...but give it a try pulling in fresh...and i was asking if the fans are all going in right direction....it's hard to tell once their mounted thank goodness for the little arrows lol

the paste that comes with the kit will work ok...can't remember what it was though

nothing blocking block from going down all the way?
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post #8 of 17
Regarding the bubbles, it depends what "kind" of bubbles they are. If they're small dots stuck to the tubing or walls of the res, those will eventually go away. If the bubble moves around, say on the top of a tubing bend, then that needs to be taken care of.
 
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post #9 of 17
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The bubbles are just tiny ones like bubbles in a soda.

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you wouldn't think it would matter since you have side panels off...but give it a try pulling in fresh...and i was asking if the fans are all going in right direction....it's hard to tell once their mounted thank goodness for the little arrows lol
the paste that comes with the kit will work ok...can't remember what it was though
nothing blocking block from going down all the way?

All fans are going same direction, 1 fan pushing air through the radiator and 2 pulling the air upwards from the radiator. Any idea to how the paste performs, havent really found anything from the internet and rather wait a day and get a few degrees better with some great paste.

Im pretty sure the block is properly seated, nothing in between other than the TIM.
post #10 of 17
to try to get more of the air bubbles out jiggle and slightly rock the case around to try to break any air bubbles free
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