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Anyways,

I did some searching and heard that it could be calcium buildup or crap left over from my rad, but I cleaned my rad properly before I installed it, and I only use distilled water + biocide + killcoil.

Any thoughts as to what this might be? it's just going through my pipes. It happened after leaving my computer off for a weekend. I just turned it on. Computer is running fine, my temps are pretty normal ~35c.

Help would be appreciated tongue.gif

allie
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Anyways,
I did some searching and heard that it could be calcium buildup or crap left over from my rad, but I cleaned my rad properly before I installed it, and I only use distilled water + biocide + killcoil.
Any thoughts as to what this might be? it's just going through my pipes. It happened after leaving my computer off for a weekend. I just turned it on. Computer is running fine, my temps are pretty normal ~35c.
Help would be appreciated tongue.gif
allie

While I'm new to water cooling (bought a kit, but waiting to sleeve a PSU before switching things over), I have read that you should either a kill coil, OR biocide. Some have reported so problems running both, but some have had issue.
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While I'm new to water cooling (bought a kit, but waiting to sleeve a PSU before switching things over), I have read that you should either a kill coil, OR biocide. Some have reported so problems running both, but some have had issue.

It's fine to have both as long as you're using 99% silver KC. I verified this with petra's tech. I use a PT KC and PT Biocide.

However this still doesn't explain the white stuff in my loop :/
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If you cleaned your rads, then its likely plasticizer from the tubing.
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what type/brand of tubing are you running
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If you cleaned your rads, then its likely plasticizer from the tubing.

I read that was an option too. Does that mean I need to get new tubing? Or do I just need to drain and refill my loop?
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what type/brand of tubing are you running

Honestly, I'm not certain, I think I got it from like TAP plastics or something. it's clear 3/8 1/2 I believe.
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Is the water discoloured or cloudy? Have you noticed that flow has dropped?
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I have the same problem since i changed to a new resevoir a few days ago.
Never had it before and the loop before had run for about a year or so.

Its white "dusty" stuff, it does look like calcium or so.
Its sitting steady in the resevoir now, looks like really tiny parts.
The water itself looks crystal clear though.

I also have a pump that was making more noise then when it was new, hence why i ordered a new pump and a new resevoir

I am getting the new pump soon. [ordered one with the new resevoir but it was DOA frown.gif ]
When i am going to install it i am going to have a look at that white stuff in the resevoir.

I will update here what i find.
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Is the water discoloured or cloudy? Have you noticed that flow has dropped?

FLow seems fine, just some cloudy stuff running through the lines. it's like murky and whitish. the pump was sounding like it was trying hard for a sec, and then it went back to normal. so besides the discoloration it seems to be alright.
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I have the same problem since i changed to a new resevoir a few days ago.
Never had it before and the loop before had run for about a year or so.
Its white "dusty" stuff, it does look like calcium or so.
Its sitting steady in the resevoir now, looks like really tiny parts.
The water itself looks crystal clear though.
I also have a pump that was making more noise then when it was new, hence why i ordered a new pump and a new resevoir
I am getting the new pump soon. [ordered one with the new resevoir but it was DOA frown.gif ]
When i am going to install it i am going to have a look at that white stuff in the resevoir.
I will update here what i find.

Hmm I think I have the same problem. Let me know what you fine, I think it's just the plastic stuff from the tubing tbh.
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Update, put like 4-5 drops of biocide in the loop. White stuff went away for the most part I think. Just been getting some random bubbles for some odd reason.
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Sasmung 840 Pro Seagate MCP-655 pump Tygon UltraFlexLRT tubing 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Monsoon dual bay res (v2)  EK Supremacy CSQ CPU + GFX block  1x 360 XSPC radiator 1x 240 XSPC radiator 10 CoolerMaster scythes (green LEDs) 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
27" Yamakasi Catleap 2560x1440 (120hz) 23.5" Acer GD235Hz (120HZ)  24.3" Acer B243W (Portrait) Leopold Tenkeyless (MX Cherry Blues, Red o-ring... 
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Corsair 850w NZXT Switch 810 SteelSeries Sensei SteelSeries SP 
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Creative X-Fi Ti HD -> Pro-Ject Head Box II -> ... Roccat Apuri Mouse Bungee 
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