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post #151 of 190
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Sorry for the confusion, I'm probably not describing the situation very well, and it's made worse by me juggling 400 different things.

I'm posting this from the computer with the pump installed, so I couldn't unplug it.. but the large 4-pin molex is the pump power, the smaller blue 3-pin molex is what I had plugged in to the controller (thinking this would allow me to vary the pump speed).


post #152 of 190
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The fans are squared away, if you need a picture I'll upload it.. but your guys suggestions earlier in the topic got me through the fan configuration problem. Now it's JUST the pump and the leak on the res I have to worry about. Then I'm home free I think.

Here's a picture of the connectors I purchased, that I plan to use to modify the pump cabling (from the last pic), sorry it's fuzzy.

post #153 of 190
Do you have a Molex pin remover tool ?
Or can you get ine at a nearby electronic shop?
If you do, I can set you up with a way to plug your pump to your controller without voiding the warranty.
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I surely don't have a tool specifically designed for molex removal... I have a pair of needle-nose pliers, and some other odd tools here and there...
post #155 of 190
Okay, never mind.
I just had a better idea.
It's easy, no tools required, and won't alter your warranty on.the pump.
But it's a quick fix until you decide what to.do about your res leak.

Take one of your fan extension cables that came with the Lamptron. They are sleeved in black.

One end is the female connector that plugs into the Lamptron. Don't modify that end, leave it be.

The other end is the male connector with 3 pins showing. And a black thingy thing around the base of the 3 pins.

Below the plastic thingy thing, there is a black rubberry wrap. It's called a heat shrink.

Hold that heat shrink firmly while pulling on the black thingy thing. Slide it off the pins completely. Don't worry, you can push it back on the pins later on if need be.

Now take your fan big Molex connector. It should have two wires. A red one, and a black one.

Take the red wire from the Lamptron extension cable with the pin on it.

Plug that into your pump red wire. But not from the front. From the wire side. There is a wedge inside that is covered by the connector. A wedge between the wire and it's pin. You will have to fiddle around with your extension pin until you find it and you stick the pin in there.

Repeat with the black wire. It plugs into the black wire of the pump as well.

You might have to fiddle a minute or two for each pin to find that hidden spot where you can push the pin into.
No need to push really hard. Once you find that wedge, it will slide in pretty easy.

I can show you a pic of what that wedge looks like without the connector around it if it helps.

Than you are left with the yellow pin from the Lamptron extension, and the blue wire from the pump. Just stick that yellow pin in the blue connector, and make a big grin as you do it.

Your pump is ready to be controller by the Lamptron.

Now keep in mind, this is a ghetto fix for a temporary situation.
The red and black pins could come out pretty easily. Maybe some electrical tape can hold the ghetto connector for a while.
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post #156 of 190
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Yeah, that worked... the pump is on the controller now.. so at least I know the lamptron is working.


That leaves me with just the leaking problem... and then one more thing that seems to have developed in the last hour. I added the corrosion inhibitor to my loop today. I didn't mix it in prior to filling, because I wanted to measure how much coolant the loop needed. Well, it's been running for a few hours now and I'm definitely starting to notice some clouding of the coolant. Is this expected?

Here's a picture of the reservoir, so you can see the clouding... you can also see the fillport, where things seem to leak.. and the paper towel i stuffed under the res to absorb anything that drips out of the fillport

post #157 of 190
Did you carefully wash and rince your components before putting it all together?
And I have never used Mayhems X1 before. I've only used distilled and pt nuke in the past and was planning to switch to X1.
It does come highly recommended.

Maybe you could post your question here:
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I washed the two radiators pretty good... also rinsed out the CPU block... I guess I didn't run water through the tubing... Now that I'm thinking about it, I neglected to rinse out the gpu block and reservoir too.... ugh...
Edited by e64462 - 4/17/14 at 12:57am
post #159 of 190
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guess it's time to find out how easy draining will be then, huh.

I'm going to call FrozenCPU tomorrow to talk about returning this reservoir.. I'm pretty pissed about their return policy, which is pretty god damn absurd. If a part is defective, they should ship me a new one at their cost, with a shipping label to send them back the defective unit. If I don't ship it back, or the unit isn't defective, they have my credit card info and they can charge me for the second unit. This nonsense about me paying return shipping and shipping for the new part also or pay a 20% restocking fee makes me never want to purchase anything from them ever again. I also have to go completely without a computer for probably 2 weeks while I wait for UPS ground to ship things back and forth across the entire continental US, and for them to approve the return.
Edited by e64462 - 4/16/14 at 10:49pm
post #160 of 190
I still prefer them over PPC.
Their customer service is a total joke.
I had a deffective pump on my last order to PPC.
Two emails to customer service were never even returned.
Turned out I could fix the pump myself.
But I swore if I ever deal with PPC again, it will be because nobody else sells that product.

But when I had any problems with FCPU, their customer service quickly rectified the problem effectively and with profesionalism.
But yeah, more waiting time, and more shipping charges for something that was not your fault is a pita.
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