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Is that possible without demounting everything? The system is kind of large with a lot of different blocks. What about purified water with vinegar? I'm using Feezer One, which I have heard can easily clog. :thinking:One of my loops has a very low flow and there might be something clogged in the radiator or blocks. Demounting the system is just out of the question, then I have to live with it, since the loop with the low flow is taking care of the CPU which doesn't get more than around 50-60C when OC'ed to it's limit. I'm also going to buy new, faster fans, But 6 fans cost a lot of money when you want Schyte Gentle Typhoon.
post #2 of 101
Well I would really urge you to take the time and do a full tear down but if that is truly out of the question then there are a few tricks you can try depending on how your loop is configured (pics would be nice).

One is to first drain the system, then disconnect the pump. Now here's the trick you want to swap the direction of the flow as in connect the pump so it now pumps in the opposite direction, then connect a spare piece of tube to the in flow of the tube and put that end in a bucket with water + your cleaning agent of choice. As the remaining open end of the loop is probably to short to reach to the bucket you will probably have to either swap or the last tube for a longer one or extend it.

The reverse flow will help get the dirt loos and out from the blocks. Don't forget to rinse with distilled Snorkle.gif
    
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post #3 of 101
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Just one smal problem with the pump thing. Both my pumps are connected directly to a Q-block on the intake. Tank, temp sensor and drainage. I have a Koolance quick connect on both sides of both tanks to make draining and filling easier. Doesn't work as well as I hoped, but at least I don't get a lot of water all over the place.
post #4 of 101
The only time I have used vinegar is when I disassemble blocks. Then I use undiluted vinegar and a tooth brush to clean the copper parts. Obviously putting pure vinegar in to a loop is not a good idea.

When I flush rads and the like I use the same stuff I wash dishes with and with about the same ratio.
    
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post #5 of 101
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As to the cleaning agent, I guess you don't want something that makes too much foam. But a bit unsure if certain types will destroy the system. What about dishwasher soap? It doesn't foam, but it's kind of strong I think.
post #6 of 101
Yeah its kinda hard to know how the tubes and acrylic parts will react. The stuff I use is a hand dish washing agent called Fairy . Its amazing stuff. I use it for pretty much everything. I wash my car with it, clean the bath room, even degrees engine blocks with it.

    
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post #7 of 101
you can run a distilled water + vinegar mix through your loop as you asked about, but only if your loop has no mixed metals. Doing it in reverse, as stated above, will make it a lot more useful. That's really the only thing you can do without at least a partial tear-down.

What you really wanna do though, is actually remove the cpu block and open it up. Once opened, it takes half a second to completely 100% clean out the built up gunk from the feser fluid. Without doing this, all you can hope for is to dissolve a tiny bit of it with the vinegar or dislodge some of it only for it to get sucked back into the small fins at a later point.
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post #8 of 101
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I guess I have to consider taking it all apart then. Might as well do the whole rig from scratch. Never were specialy satisfied with it anyway. I'll take it after I get this months salary. smile.gif
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Any pics of your set up?
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Any pics of your set up?

Looks a little chaotic. Block for second graphics card is taped and hanging freely. Both RAM blocks are hanging freely as I'm having some trouble with the RAM. SSD disconnected, just RMA'ed it, cables hanging loose. 1 HDD broken, but not removed, cables hanging loose. smile.gif

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