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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone,

I need to get to my motherboard and verify the pins under my CPU because I remember touching those pins ... the ones you're not supposed to touch - and I've lost 2 DIMM slots and I'm getting an error in Tomb Raider that may suggest an error with my CPU - which I suspect was my clumsiness during my initial build.

Here are some photos on my Skydrive for you smarter-and more experienced folks than me to examine.

Also, I think I might have to add some distilled water to my Koolance 'LIQ-702' solution I'm using - I don't really think this will be an issue, but I expect to loose some of the coolant to the desk... floor... drain.

http://sdrv.ms/MuNhfr

Thanks for the advice in advance, and thank you very much for your time and sharing your experience and thoughts with me. It is very much appreciated.

Cheers,
Mike
post #2 of 6
Should disconnect the lowest point and let gravity do its work, which is your bottom gpu.
put something a container or something at the bottom to hold the fluid.

Woo I'm from Ottawa too

edit:
You're just checking your cpu, you can save the hassle and not drain it at all.
Just take off the cpu waterblock and have some one help you hold it while you check.
Edited by SprayingVomit - 3/20/13 at 2:08pm
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Nice Ottawa!

Yeah, the small snag with just pulling the CPU block is this guy here:


If you look at the left hand side of the CPU block you'll see this short connection to my motherboard block, which means she'll leak over stuff (yeah, that's technical lol). Perhaps I should try and disconnect the lower MB Block after letting the GPUs drain.

I was think maybe I'd use a manual pump (hand pump of some sort) to use air pressure to drain it more completely.
post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by Gawlron View Post

Nice Ottawa!

Yeah, the small snag with just pulling the CPU block is this guy here:


If you look at the left hand side of the CPU block you'll see this short connection to my motherboard block, which means she'll leak over stuff (yeah, that's technical lol). Perhaps I should try and disconnect the lower MB Block after letting the GPUs drain.

I was think maybe I'd use a manual pump (hand pump of some sort) to use air pressure to drain it more completely.

Woops didn't see that small connection, I thought of just unmounting the cpu block after i closed your pic smile.gif
Then I referred to my build and saw that I could just take unmount the block tongue.gif
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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Yeah... I should of been smart about... I guess for my first design - it really sucks for maintenance. I'm just going to suck and drain the fluid out.

With any luck, I'll save most of it. I need to contact Koolance about the coolant. I can't afford to get another bottle of it right now to replace what I'll most likely loose.

EDIT: You're build looks awesome... totally reminds me of Star Wars... but I'm a little over board when it comes to Star Wars.
Edited by Gawlron - 3/20/13 at 3:22pm
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
So, I managed to get my CPU Block off, and changed two of the tubes out. Also, I did have some pins out of place in the socket - so I operated. Got my system back together (after priming) and my system is running at a nice 30-32C idle. I also got my missing DIMM slots back, so I'm rocking my DDR3 again, 24GBs! WOOT!

Now... what sucks is that I did all the work when I might be getting back surgery in April/May... The codeine helps, but not well enough. Good thing I got Lara to keep me company for the night. biggrin.gif

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