Originally Posted by venomous41
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.
venomous is a great guy. I truly believe that he did not know it was full of gunk. We can blame science for the nasty build
Originally Posted by error-id10t
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?
I filled the radiator as best I could with white viniger. I then sat the radiator in a very large empty pot. I filled the pot with rough 1/3 of the way up with white viniger and the rest with water. I boiled it for about 20-30 minutes each time.
Originally Posted by Br0k3nLiNk
Very glad you managed to sort it out finally! Temps sound goooooood
Oh yeah, temps are amazingly cool now. I'm curious what a reservoir full of ice cold water would do. 50% overclock maybe? On a Brisbane core no less
I was also able to drop Vcore @ 3.3ghz even more. I'm down to 1.45v @ 3.3ghz 4 hours Prime stable. With the stock H60, it took 1.52v at the same clock frequency!