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post #51 of 68
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vidaire, you are the man!

I boiled the GT240 in viniger and water as vidaire suggested. A very good amount of black/dark green nastiness came out. I couldn't really tell what it was, but it was disgusting. While I was hooking up the look with the GT240, I decided to go ahead and boil the Corsiar 120 as well.

I connected the GT240 reservoir / radiator /reservoir and even more blackness came out, and the output pressure rose dramatically. I finished up the loop and it all seems good at this point. Temps are about the same as with the stock H60, but at least its working now. I may try to boil it again later, just to see if anything else comes out.

The Corsair H60 had a little bit of gunk in it, but nothing crazy. So I'm gonna say the gunk I cleaned out of the H60's block early on was from the GT240, and it pretty much seemed to get to find its way into everything. Seeing how I switched radiators at least a dozen times.

I'll probably just add about a bottle of 91% alcohol to the loop to flush it and keep anything from getting back in there in the future.

+rep to everyone who posted. Thanks everyone thumb.gif
Edited by *ka24e* - 3/17/12 at 6:12pm
post #52 of 68
I am dumbfounded why you have gone to these lengths with water cooling when you state that the AMD air cooler gives you better temps, I'm left scratching my head. It's time to call it quits already!
post #53 of 68
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Let me clarify this.

With the stock AMD heatsink (air cooling) I ran with 3.0ghz @ 1.28vcore. Anything higher than that and I'm not comfortable with the temps, which would be around 50c. It just heat soaks and continues to get hotter.

With the stock Corsair H60 I ran with 3.3ghz @ 1.52vcore. I never once saw temps climb over 45c. Even on hot days, never once did I see 46c under load.

Although, I have solved the issues with the super high temps tho. (See post #51) But, temps are at around 50c under load with 3.3ghz @ 1.52v. Mind you, that is with a 330GPH pump, a GT240 radiator (twice the size of the corsair 120) with x2 pullers @ full speed and a larger reservoir. How temps are higher with this setup than a stock H60... I have no idea, but I'm willing to bet the radiator still has some gunk in it causing the higher temps.
post #54 of 68
So the gunk was insulating the water from the radiators. Amazing.

I would boil them multiple times until no gunk came out.
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post #55 of 68
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Yeah, I think I will. I'll probably just boil and use the 330GPH pump to force anything out, and repeat.

Would running about a gallon of distilled along with an entire bottle of 91% rubbing alcohol hurt anything? I just don't want anything to build back up and to keep any growth down.
post #56 of 68
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I boiled it a second time, and now I'm running at 100% thumb.gif

High 20's at idle and high 30's at load. Not only that, I was able to drop voltage 0.025v from 1.525v (1.475 under load). After 2 hours of Prime large FFT, the temp was sitting at a very cool 37C. That's a 7C drop from the stock Corsair H60 sealed loop. And the AS5 hasn't even had time to cure yet.

No doubt I'll be able to pull 3.4ghz with a Vcore bump. Next on the list is lapping the CPU (possibly removing the IHS, but not sure) and lapping the Corsair H60 cold plate.
Edited by *ka24e* - 3/18/12 at 2:52am
post #57 of 68
Nice to see u managed to get it working! biggrin.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif

That gunk is maybe from algae or something... when u complete ur loop add some car antifreeze to ur loop to prevent algae growth and also to prevent corrosion inside of the loop. i usually put like 1/20 antifreeze / water mix in my loop and it s fine.

And i dont know who from u bought the rad but if that person didnt tell u that he had a problem with the rad(no way not to notice) please give him negative rep or trader rating.

And also thank u for the rep!
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Nice to see u managed to get it working! biggrin.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif
That gunk is maybe from algae or something... when u complete ur loop add some car antifreeze to ur loop to prevent algae growth and also to prevent corrosion inside of the loop. i usually put like 1/20 antifreeze / water mix in my loop and it s fine.
And i dont know who from u bought the rad but if that person didnt tell u that he had a problem with the rad(no way not to notice) please give him negative rep or trader rating.
And also thank u for the rep!

he bought it from me, and i never used it. so i would of never knew it had anything in it. i bought it from a hardforums member who told me he bought 2 of them but only used one. same thing i did, bought 2 and used one. but it sat for at least 3-4 months with no caps on it after i had it. don't know how long he had it before selling it me. so i assume it got tarnish or corrosion inside. but i always clean and test before i hook them up. hell the new 480 i bought last week had black crap inside it. always clean and test before you use a rad. used or new. its common sense, with the bad QC out there.
post #59 of 68
Been reading this, good to see you solved your problem. Question; how did you 'boil' it with Vinegar (white?) and water .. did you just put some of the hot water / vinegar into bowl and throw the res/pump there and then ran the solution through the rad or something more?
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he bought it from me, and i never used it. so i would of never knew it had anything in it. i bought it from a hardforums member who told me he bought 2 of them but only used one. same thing i did, bought 2 and used one. but it sat for at least 3-4 months with no caps on it after i had it. don't know how long he had it before selling it me. so i assume it got tarnish or corrosion inside. but i always clean and test before i hook them up. hell the new 480 i bought last week had black crap inside it. always clean and test before you use a rad. used or new. its common sense, with the bad QC out there.


Ok, ok...I also always clean rads especially since even new ones have stuff inside from manufacturing... shame on u for not putting the caps on it! tonguesmiley.gif

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