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post #1 of 11
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Hey guys,

Just filled my loop up today and am trying to bleed it and can't get rid of the air bubbles.. The specs of my rig are in this build log post.

When on speeds 1-2, there aren't any bubbles in the reservoir.

When I turn it up to 3, the occasional bubble forms in the reservoir.

When on 4-5, there is a constant stream of air bubbles.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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post #2 of 11
I assume u've got D5 vario there... If that so just put it to 5 and run it for 5 mins ..... put ur reservoir on a higher position than the rest of the components so that those air bubbles would accumulate there..... then while running the loop shake ur radiator mildly and always keep those outlets up so that ur bubbles get released from ur rad.....run it for 5 min then pause for 5.... doing this 2 or 3 times will release all the air bubble from the loop....hope that helps TC thumb.gif

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post #3 of 11
Those bubbles are unlikely to be 'new' bubbles.
(I am assuming you have setup the inlet and outlet and water level of the res properly so that there is no turbulence inside to create air bubbles.)

As your loop is just filled up today, it is a new loop. Those bubbles in the res are likely to be existing air trapped in the loop and are now being flushed out and show themselves in the res. The higher the pump speed is, the faster/more air is being flushed out. Seems normal to me.

So, wait a few days and see if the amount of bubbles gets smaller. Tilt your PC/radiator around in all directions frequently to enhance the flushing out of the trapped air. And, of course, monitor the temperatures.
post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by windfire View Post

Those bubbles are unlikely to be 'new' bubbles.
As your loop is just filled up today, it is a new loop. Those bubbles in the res are likely to be existing air trapped in the loop and are now being flushed out and show themselves in the res. The higher the pump speed is, the faster/more air is being flushed out. Seems normal to me.
So, wait a few days and see if the amount of bubbles gets smaller. Tilt your PC/radiator around in all directions frequently to enhance the flushing out of the trapped air. And, of course, monitor the temperatures.

I already have everything installed in the case, man. The rad was such a pain to install, I don't wanna rip it apart redface.gif

I will post a pic in a sec...
EDIT: Oh, I haven't run the system yet, just the pump so far. I was afraid to run it with air bubbles in the loop, won't that cause mad temp spikes?

EDIT: here is a picture. You can't see the res in this shot, but everything else. The res is to the right.

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Edited by kulbida - 3/29/12 at 6:02pm
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OK guys,

So I still have some bubbles but I booted her up and went into the BIOS (technically UEFI but you know what I mean). The CPU was about 35-39C. Seems a little hot just for bios, but not overheating by any means.

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post #6 of 11
Once the air pockets (bubbles) disappear over time, the temps will improve. Shake that case until you see the bubbles emerge in the res and then it's a waiting game. thumb.gif
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by kulbida View Post

OK guys,
So I still have some bubbles but I booted her up and went into the BIOS (technically UEFI but you know what I mean). The CPU was about 35-39C. Seems a little hot just for bios, but not overheating by any means.
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I wouldn't worry about bios temps if you are idling at those temps then you are ok.
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post #8 of 11
mine took about a few days for all the bubbles to disappear.

I have D5-basic, with a Dual 5.25 XSPC reservoir/pump combo
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post #9 of 11
its normal to get air in the loop when you have just installed/cleaned it. Just leave it running for some time and the air will eventualy work itself out. It may help to turn your pump on and off a couple of times(dont do this while your PC is running).
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post #10 of 11
By now the loop should have worked out all the bubbles. If not, try THIS

What is your flow direction in that loop? Is the flow Rad >> CPU or CPU >> Rad?
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