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post #1 of 7
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I didn't use my computer for a month and noticed the water in the reservoir went 1/4. I set this loop up about 4 - 5 months ago? I filled it up around 3/4. how normal is that? does coolant just vanish? I used distilled water + water cooling coolant.. redface.gif
post #2 of 7
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bump!! is it normal?
post #3 of 7
Is it a closed system (as in no contact with outside air)? If you have an open fill port then you will get evaporation.
post #4 of 7
Check for any signs of salt residue on all of your connections. I don't know what's in your "water cooling coolant," but if there is seepage it might manifest as salt buildup since it dries as it seeps. And like dr/owned said, was it a sealed loop? If not then yes, you would see evaporation.
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post #5 of 7
if its sealed it shouldnt evaporate.... but unless you find a leak i would put my money on overtime airbubbles got loosened... those lil bubbles can stick around tell it gets bumped just right or just over time..
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post #6 of 7
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Thanks, what do you people mean closed loop / sealed? Its not the H70 in my sig anymore.. I am using an XSPC with a Reservoir, so naturally it will have a fit port on the res which I used to fill the loop in the first place, the reservoir is pretty much air tight I would say once the port has been closed?.
post #7 of 7
4-5 months? That's normal depending on the type of tubing you are using. If you're using clear Tygon tubing (or some derivative of it), having to top your loop up every 6 months is normal.

Tubing is quite porous, you'll always have evaporation.

If you want almost no evaporation, switch to Norprene tubing. That's what most closed loop systems use.

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/tyano1id3odi.html
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