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What speed should I run my pump at to help remove air bubbles?

post #1 of 10
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So my loop is full of air bubbles. I have a massive air pocket at the entrance to my radiator, tons of bubbles flowing through my tubes, another air pocket in the exit of my cpu block, and at least 100+ small bubbles sitting comfy in my reservoir. So many air bubbles it sounds like a waterfall / fountain when the water goes through my pump... lol. I'm wondering if I lower the speed of my pump, which is a an Alphacool VPP655, from 5 to 2 help any?

Here's my loop:
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post #2 of 10
have you leaned your case around? try doing that while keeping an eye on your pump so it doesn't starve. after a while it should remove most of the bubbles..

you got enough water in your res?
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Originally Posted by Cyclonicks View Post

have you leaned your case around? try doing that while keeping an eye on your pump so it doesn't starve. after a while it should remove most of the bubbles..
you got enough water in your res?

I've leaning it forward and back, and from left to right from to time but the pump just sucks the air bubbles right back in. My res is 80% full. There's water well above the intake for the pump.
Edited by konoii - 3/12/12 at 11:08pm
post #4 of 10
Can you show a pic of how the reservoir is set up? It might help.
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Can you show a pic of how the reservoir is set up? It might help.

Here's a pic:

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post #6 of 10
took me almost a day till all the air was out of my loop. After it was out it was to quite... I was wondering if it was even running.
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took me almost a day till all the air was out of my loop. After it was out it was to quite... I was wondering if it was even running.

Did you just let it run non stop? Did you have your pump at max speed?

Edit:
Also, should I leave my res fill port open or closed?
post #8 of 10
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So I should be more patient. Air bubbles are almost gone lol. I am turning down the speed of the pump though. Its pretty loud at max speed lol.
Edited by konoii - 3/13/12 at 12:27am
post #9 of 10
haha yea, well the lower the better when it comes to bleeding, just like in humans. . .

bad jokes aside, after a few days, with the computer off, put the case on one of its sides and tilt it in all directions, that should get the last of any large bubbles out of the rad, which after a few days would probably be the last place besides the res for large pockets of air to settle
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Damn it i should have bought a raystorm kit, would have been 500USD cheaper.
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