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post #1 of 9
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So my loop has been spot on for months.

Last night before going to bed I played some bf3 and temps on my rig were fine:
Gpus 42c max
CPU 57 max

When I go to wake her up today, my 3930k is idling at 79 c!!! I have a window open directly behind my rig and last night it got to feel like temps of -2F outside. Does anyone think that my loop froze somewhere? The pump seemed to be working. She did go to sleep for ~8hrs.

Anyone have any other ideas?
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post #2 of 9
If your pump was on while the fluid was frozen it could have burned out, fairly quick too.
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It was off most of the night. Would the water freeze even with everything running you think?
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post #4 of 9
It would more likely freeze when everything was off. If you happened to turn it on while there was some frozen water clogging the pump, it could have burned out.
post #5 of 9
is it only your cpu? maybe the ice is within the cpu block
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post #6 of 9
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Unfortunately I didnt check the GPU temp. I will have to do that once I get home from work today. Anyone have an idea on whats the best method to go with if the water in fact is frozen? Should I let it thaw out and see if it runs or take everything a part and start fresh?

It is due for some maintenance.
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post #7 of 9
Might want to try anti-freeze in your loop next time, it makes a great anti-corrosive as well as fungal INHIBITOR (it will not kill existing bacteria etc) I myself am running a roughly 75% pure water 25% AF mix and it has been working great for me.
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post #8 of 9
If its due for a cleaning anyway it might as well be now, your pump should only burn out if it ran dry of water, so there's a good chance that if you don't mess with it, just take it all apart check all the blocks, remember frozen water expands so it'll be worth it to check all the blocks/gaskets/tubes/fittings for signs of bulging cracks and other forms of expansion, better safe than sorry if it were me id do a complete tear down and rebuild with a leak test, better sage than sorry but you've got a good chance of nothing being damaged
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post #9 of 9
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So, it looks like ill be doing a full tear own and cleaning starting tonight.

Thanks for the help!
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