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Just arrived in the mail. It's much smaller then I thought it would be. Build quality is outstanding as usual.

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What is the solution to this issue with the thingo and the passive heat sink?

LiqAsrt-0319-Aquaero.jpg

I've emailed AquaTuning USA and will see what they say. That little thingo is stopping the passive heat sink from bedding down. I am pretty sure I saw this reported somewhere else.


It's one of those little things that's supposedly been fixed . . . . .

But we keep seeing it.

Best advice I can think of is get out the dremel tool and a little carbide cutter.

I just routinely do it to every passive heatsink before I even try to put it on, and then I know I'm good to go.


D.
post #8013 of 11099
Darlene ... it turns out that I do have a Carbine tool in my dremel kit. So ... backup plan available. I'll wait and see what Aquatuning have to say.

Thanks for the post.
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Originally Posted by ruffhi View Post

What is the solution to this issue with the thingo and the passive heat sink?

LiqAsrt-0319-Aquaero.jpg

I've emailed AquaTuning USA and will see what they say. That little thingo is stopping the passive heat sink from bedding down. I am pretty sure I saw this reported somewhere else.


It's one of those little things that's supposedly been fixed . . . . .

But we keep seeing it.

Best advice I can think of is get out the dremel tool and a little carbide cutter.

I just routinely do it to every passive heatsink before I even try to put it on, and then I know I'm good to go.


D.
Just checked mine, same deal.

At first glance, the heastsink appears to fit fine. But looking at the posts on the bottom of the heatsink, they don't make contact with the pcb, and have quite a gap, from the sink pressing against that piece.

Time to bust out the Dremel.

Sigh.
Aquacomputer, I am disappoint.
G44

Rep+'s, for making me aware of this, and preventing me from mashing that thingy, lol.
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I also had some issues fitting mine but after a few attempts, I checked the thermal pads which showed signs of contact and made sure the heatsink looked leveled with the PCB. Have been fine ever since.
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I have increased the max temprature to 20ºc, delta temprature during normal load is something like 8ºc and fans are at below 50%.

i just dont know what the correct numbers should be, i read that equal or below 10ºc delta temprature is good.

That is a nice delta. Just tune it so that you maintain the delta you want with an acceptable fan noise level. There is no single delta you need to maintain, if you load your cpu and gpu and still keep it low then you have a sweet spot and don't need more fan.


Ha ha ha I must keep my delta below 5c (my OC thing). I sit right around 2c always...even with 3/4s of my fans off....
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Ha ha ha I must keep my delta below 5c (my OC thing). I sit right around 2c always...even with 3/4s of my fans off....

2º Celcius?!

how many rads you have?

for now i have the cpu block and a 360, i´m planning on adding 2 vga blocks and another 360 rad it's more then enough right?
post #8018 of 11099
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What is the solution to this issue with the thingo and the passive heat sink?
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LiqAsrt-0319-Aquaero.jpg

I've emailed AquaTuning USA and will see what they say. That little thingo is stopping the passive heat sink from bedding down. I am pretty sure I saw this reported somewhere else.

I PM'd shoggy and he got back to me asking if I had an old heatsink (I don't think I do). He mentioned bending the brown thing out of the way or letting the heatsink push down on it ... as long as the little legs don't touch.

I'm going to dremel the top off that cutout so the brown thing can poke out the top.

Edit: Done. Dremelling complete. And the heat sink actually got hot from the dremel action. Heat sink installed, Aquaero installed. Now to start running a bunch of cables to it. I've got my Aquaero in the top slot ... furthest away from the cables ... but I think it will look better there (in the end).

Edited by ruffhi - 7/7/16 at 3:08am
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Are they going to present AE7 in nearest future?
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Are they going to present AE7 in nearest future?

I'm sure something's in the works but they won't tell us. I told them to give us a color LED screen next time around. biggrin.gif I think we're in the range of something coming out. I think they come out with a AQ upgrade every 5 years?
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