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post #1 of 8
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Hi there,

I have a question regarding my current watercooling loop. It has been running properly for roughly 6 months and last week I decided to do some maintenance aswell als adding a 2nd radiator.
Now when I look at my plexi EK Supremacy I can see the water flowing in there like it is not filled up completely. I cant tell if it has been like that before, since I just noticed it.
It's not really empty. It's more like I can see the water flowing in it. Also the cooling performance isn't bad either.

So my question is: Is it normal that my CPU block isn't filled up with water completely?
post #2 of 8
No. Blocks, radiators, and tubing should always be 100% filled. The only place it's ok to have some air is in the reservoir, providing that the water level is always above the outlet ports.

Tilt your case around to move the air bubble out of the block, and work it into the res.

edit: Can you post some pics of the block, so we can judge how much air you are talking about? It's normal to have some tiny bubbles after refilling, but they should work themselves out in a few days.
Edited by threephi - 6/29/13 at 4:14pm
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post #3 of 8
Turn it, tip it, flip it, shake it.
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post #4 of 8
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Well I think it's the pump thats not powerful enough.

I recorded it ( Sorry for the bad quality )

http://youtu.be/2tv7yk8-w4c
Edited by hawker - 6/30/13 at 12:20am
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Originally Posted by hawker View Post

Well I think it's the pump thats not powerful enough.

I recorded it ( Sorry for the bad quality )

http://youtu.be/2tv7yk8-w4c

The pump has nothing to do with air being in the waterblock tongue.gif

Your question
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Is it normal that my CPU block isn't filled up with water completely?
has a two part answer.

1: When you first fill your system it IS normal to have small air pockets here and there.

2: It is NOT normal for a properly bled system to have air pockets in them.

When you fill it up, you need to do as huhh said
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Turn it, tip it, flip it, shake it.

Just make sure all the air is bled from the system, and get rid of those air pockets.
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post #6 of 8
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Thank you all! that solved it.

I'm fairly new to watercooling and I'm a complete noob to tourbleshooting it. biggrin.gif

I had to turn my cpu block upside down, because my tubes wouldn't fir properly. So the output from my block is at the bottom.
This probably caused air to be trapped inside it. So I had to tilt my case upsidedown to let the air out tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by huhh View Post

Turn it, tip it, flip it, shake it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH4XHwefPVY

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anyways. if you havent already, do what everyone else is saying plus make sure the pump is running at full capacity so the water pushes all the air out.

sorry just notices you got it all figured out
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Originally Posted by hawker View Post

Thank you all! that solved it.

I'm fairly new to watercooling and I'm a complete noob to tourbleshooting it. biggrin.gif

I had to turn my cpu block upside down, because my tubes wouldn't fir properly. So the output from my block is at the bottom.
This probably caused air to be trapped inside it. So I had to tilt my case upsidedown to let the air out tongue.gif

Glad you got it all worked out.
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