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Originally Posted by dsmwookie View Post

Have you tried running the pump directly off the PSU instead of the motherboard header? Are you sure it is moving water?

I would think your pump is not running as well. Also try unplugging all other fans to see if you can hear any noise coming from the pump.

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post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by badtaylorx View Post

that temp issue is more than just the tim.....

are you SURE you took off the plastic???

my guess is a faulty pump......if you rotate it around can you hear liquid moving???

also i had an xspc waterblock that had TWO sheets of plastic once.....

that ticked me off.....

Hi all, Thanks for the input. I looked at the waterblack before putting it back last time and checked for the plastic as I know how easy a mistake like that can be made. I even scratched with the fingernail to be sure. >

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Badtaylorx Do you mean with the waterpump off and power off you can hear water sloshing around as it is rotated?

Dsmwookie Before I strip it down I will try running directly from a molex although the fans can run fine on their own off the same CPU-1 Fan header so the juice is getting to CPU-1. My problem is with black pipes you cannot tell if there is any circulation although I see that black pipes are a good idea to cut down on algae etc. Regards, Brian
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OK That's it, Cleaned off the old TIM applied a pea sized blob in the middle and re-fitted the waterblock. Absolutely no difference. This is with the Swiftech connections as per manual >


Connecting the Rad fan to the CPU-1 header gives the fan speed >


I (again) took off the pump to see the TIM coverage. It appears to me that the contact is only in a small place just off centre? Further in the forum someone suggested that waterblock surfaces are made with a convex bias to suit chip faces that generally are slightly concave? Is that a fact as it seems to be true in this case which is fine except that the chip appears dead flat with the waterblock mating in a very small area. >



If the surfaces were both flat most of the TIM would have been squeezed out >


I tried mounting without the retaining washers in case that made any difference. It didn't. I couldn't fathom out how to connect the pump directly to a molex without tiny wires that I didn't have.

Waving the pump about makes no noise. I even tried running without the filler plug in swathed in paper towels [the video cards, not me], there is no swirling inside the filler plug or movement at all when running. The pump is dead. This was only ordered on the 13th. April and is already dead without even operating at all. Maybe I should be more superstitious?

I will RMA it when I find out how. Thanks for all your help and input, Maybe it will help others. Regards, Brian.
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I will RMA it when I find out how. Thanks for all your help and input, Maybe it will help others. Regards, Brian.

SOLVED... It was the pump dead on arrival. After all the faffing about I informed Amazon to RMA it. They quickly sourced another kit and emailed a barcoded address label to stick on the returned kit so it was free postage, outstanding service without a quibble or fuss.

The fiddling with TIM paste made me get all anal about it so I sent for some heavy metal in the form of Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra; this looks and acts like mercury (the fluid, not the planet). You put a blob in the center of the chip as per usual, then tease it out to the edges with the supplied small paint brush. There is a good movie on their site showing how it is done.



Before, within a few seconds the processor climbed immediately to 84deg. PHEW


Now it is steady at 32deg idling,.and although not under any stress after an hour stayed at 34deg.


I've mounted the pump north/south as this keeps the pipes clear of the hearsinks.


I ran the pump off my old PC first to check it worked, so all is good

Thanks again for all your help I am a happy man



Regards, Brian.
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