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Just finished first Loop. High Temps?

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Just finished putting my first loop together and let it leak test for a day. Now starting it was excited to see my temps and i idle at around 50c and it keeps rising. Im using the XSPC ex360 with D5 pump. Reseated the cpu block a few times and still no change, tried less Thermal paste as well as tried more, neither option was better. One thing i noted was when filling my res it "filled" my rad quite quickly. For a 360mm rad it seemed to fast, barely put any distilled water in. Now with the loop running, should i be able to notice the flow going through my tubes? Cause it doesnt seem like it. Anyways, does anyone have suggestions on how to go about fixing this high temp issues? Or atleast where to start looking? Thanks
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I've never built a WC loop, but it sounds like it's clogged up.
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Or there are air bubbles.
 
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Check your tubing maybe its kinked some where. Describe your loop.
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Pics also speak a 1000 words.
 
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post #6 of 28
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I have a Corsair 800D case. Res/pump is up in the drive bays. res up top of case. No kinks, the tubing is all pretty straight forward. Should i try running the pump unconnected from Computer to check the flow?
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Originally Posted by Shmister View Post

I have a Corsair 800D case. Res/pump is up in the drive bays. res up top of case. No kinks, the tubing is all pretty straight forward. Should i try running the pump unconnected from Computer to check the flow?
D5 the molex or PWM kind?
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Well in the midst of being so excited for my leak testing to be done; I slapped all my parts together real fast and forgot to plug the pump in LOL. biggrin.gif

Safe to say the computer overheated within about 30 seconds of being in windows...

Maybe check if your pump is plugged in? lol

*edit*

On a more serious note, is the speed of the pump adjustable? I have never had one that is, so I wouldn't know how much it affect's temps... but it might be set really low or something.
Edited by Ultracarpet - 3/20/13 at 10:57pm
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Could we get a picture of the loop. Someone here might be able to catch something with visuals vs. words
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D5 Molex connector, also has a PWM to connect and control pump speed. Ill try to take a picture so you can see the loop setup.
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