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I've had this problem for some time. I even installed a second pump because I thought maybe I reached that point with adding more water blocks and two rads that one pump wasn't enough. Now I don't think the first pump was a problem at all. I first went to a dual pump single loop setup, now I"ve gone to a dual loop system. I separated the graphics cards from the CPU /RAM blocks. The graphics loop is still using the original pump I began with over a year ago and wow! That thing runs water through it like a faucet. Now the CPU/Ram loop is the one that shows the trickle in the res. Once I filled the loops it only took about 15 to 20 minutes for the GPU loop to totally clean up the air. It's been hours of running the CPU/Ram loop and the EK memory block still has a bubble in it that doesn't appear to be moving. I guess I know how I'm spending my upcoming weekend. I have to isolate what it is in that loop that is causing the slow flow. Problem is all my plumbing is made up of Bitspower fittings. No tubing. I have some tubing and barbs to do bypassing but it's a lot of work no matter how I look at it unless I find it on the first try. My fear is the rad is a bum component. At $100 a rad this can hurt. If it is the rad that would mean that it would be the 5th item I have bought from Performance PC, almost in a row, that has been defective. I have already terminated my purchases from them because of bad treatment when I mistakenly bought a G-Vans Fan controller, which is defective, and they wouldn't take it back. This rad, which I suspect is bad, is a rad I got as an RMA replacement for the first rad I bought from them that was damaged in shipping. I had a beotch of a time getting them to take that back. Anyway, sorry to rant, but I'm just not happy with my rig right now. It's a lot of money, and I would think that being smart enough to build these things, which I am, the stuff should work.drool.gif
    
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try cycling the pump power on and off and see if that changes anything. Put your hand on the pump or listen in on it (while the otehr is off) to see if its even running. How slow is the trickle? If not, I would remove the rad that you think is bad and run water through it from a faucet. Also try swapping the pumps around to see if its the pumps like dr/owned said.
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I don't believe it's the pump. This pump is the one I just got a couple of weeks ago from Frozen CPU. I had this issue before that and based on the recommendation of some forum members here the thought was maybe one pump wasn't enough. But the original pump I was using then is working great, so it's not weak like I thought. It's the new loop that has the new pump in it now that displays this effect. I know this pump has been started properly, never dry, so I tend to believe that it may be ok. I will get to the bottom of this when I have the time this weekend. I know I can clean out the water XSPC Raystorm CPU water block and the EK RAM block is brand new but if the rad is clogged or malfunctioning is there anything I can do to it aside from just running tap water through it.
    
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Well, I've just spent the last few hours reading through the thread that refers to Plasticizers. I originally started the life of this build with clear flexible tubing, can't remember which brand. I changed the tubing several times because it always clouded up very quickly. I used Primochill Clear non-conductive fluid with a UV green dye. I saw some of the pics posted showing the cpu block totally blocked by this problem. I'm betting that this may be the case for me as well. The oldest original component in my build is the XSPC Raystorm CPU block. I think that is where I'll start troubleshooting tonight. I know I can't run this PC anymore the way it is now because my CPU temp is up to 45C idle and shoots up fast. I started BF3 last night and Core Temp showed my maximum temp was 70C. It has never gone that high before. I am running a Intel Core i7 970 over clocked to 4.2 GHz.
    
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Found it.



I was stunned once I opened the block up. I got everything back together and filled the loop. I hit the button on the remote power source and swoooosh. Water is flowing like Niagara Falls. Only took a few minutes to fill and remove air bubbles and the RAM block is full with no trapped air bubbles.

Now it's back to gaming.smile.gif Oh! Here's a pic.


    
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