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Ok my parts are wet but I can't find a leak...

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The top of one of my video cards has some liquid on it, which I am guessing is my coolant, however I still can not spot where the leak is coming from. Should I turn the pump on?
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Umm yes, if you want to kill your rig. Coolant on VC = BAD.
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The leak is most likely coming from your CPU waterblock. Here is what you need to do. First, unplug all of your psu connections, I mean ALL of them (Mobo/Graphics card, hard drives, disk drives, floppy etc). Also, unhook all fans. Now that that is done, plug in ONLY your water cooling pump to your PSU. Now place an old towel (preferably white) on top of your Graphics card so you can see where the drops are hitting. Jump the PSU using the trick that can be found here: http://www.overclock.net/faqs/96712-...t=power+supply Observe for leaks.

EDIT: Found It!
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I believe that it is pins 4 and 5. They are Green and Black respectively

http://wiki.extremeoverclocking.com/wiki/Power_Supply
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Originally Posted by tubnotub1 View Post
The leak is most likely coming from your CPU waterblock. Here is what you need to do. First, unplug all of your psu connections, I mean ALL of them (Mobo/Graphics card, hard drives, disk drives, floppy etc). Also, unhook all fans. Now that that is done, plug in ONLY your water cooling pump to your PSU. Now place an old towel (preferably white) on top of your Graphics card so you can see where the drops are hitting. Jump the PSU using the trick that can be found here: Currently a Place holder. Observe for leaks.

EDIT: Still looking for the guide *grumble*
Are you talking about using a wire/paperclip and connecting the green wire on your 20 pin connector to any black one?

SO, touch black and green and it should turn on.

If you need more explanation. http://www.bluemax.net/techtips/ATXP...pplyWiring.htm
post #6 of 15
That always happens...
post #7 of 15
Yeah, I just wanted to find one with pictures, im more of a visual learner lol. But yeah, we all had the same idea. That being said, I suggest getting 3 staples still glued together and use 7 and 14, the staples are a perfect fit.
post #8 of 15
Here's a visual for you:

  
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post #9 of 15
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Well I am using fluidxp+ which is supposed to be nonconductive... Anyway I jumped the PSU and the pump turned on but I still don't see the leak! Also my coolant is UV reactive but my UV light is not picking it up because when the coolant spreads out it pretty much becomes a clear fluid and loses it's UV reactivity. But I know I have to have a leak... unless someone opened my case and poured some non conductive liquid on my video card.
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post #10 of 15
Do you live with someone where someone could actually do that? (ie, in a dorm or something). I think that is very far-fetched, to think someone poured liquid on your video card. Anyways, just let it run for 24 hours, the leak will start up. How long did you leak test anyways?
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