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post #1 of 17
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Hi everyone!
Today I checked my system (I do it nearly on a daily basis) and, since I haven’t done it in a while I decided to check it a bit “deeper”. I noticed a little bit of sparkling coming from the fitting on the waterblock. It wasn’t much, I couldn’t see any clear sign of leaking and I have been using this system for months (4-5), I did though refill it a bit yesterday (only added some liquid due to the fact that the pump made some noises and when I opened it it pressurized). Anyway… I decided to take out some ear cleaners and see what was that sparkling (the sparkling itself was always there I think but I really wanted to check it out again) and to my surprise there was some… yellow/orange moisture???... or something like that. I’m curious if it’s something normal after a few months or if it’s a bad sign or something (and if it’s dangerous). My temps are also quite strange, I have about 21 degrees in my house but coretemp reported temps varying from 14 degrees to 21 per core at the same time while I was using the computer not in load, haven't checked under load(My cpu is a 4930k, 6 cores).

Here are some pics:


Most of the moisture is on the paper below:

Sry about the dust.

Also, I checked the fittings on the radiator and they are a bit different… Not 100% clean but much less stuff.
Edited by Asaku01 - 1/29/16 at 7:23am
post #2 of 17
I can't tell, is that orange tubing or coolant?
post #3 of 17
How can you get temperatures sub ambient?

Either way it looks like oxidation. I had a fitting that would seep water so slowly you would never know except for the rust mark like you have.

Don't know if that's it but that's what my problem was.
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post #4 of 17
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I checked the temps better

soon after bootup:

1 min after bootup:

stress test:

immediately after stress test ended:




There isn't any overclock applied to the CPU
Edited by Asaku01 - 1/29/16 at 8:18am
post #5 of 17
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Oxidation? The antifreeze I'm using is supposed to prevent that... I'm currently using the pc, I'm not noticing any change around the fittings after "cleanup". I should specify that those samples were taken from the block before I started the pc.


It's red tubing (orange due to light) and the liquid is transparent pink (due to antifreeze). The moisture is yellow->black.
post #6 of 17
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How can you get temperatures sub ambient?

Either way it looks like oxidation. I had a fitting that would seep water so slowly you would never know except for the rust mark like you have.

Don't know if that's it but that's what my problem was.

he can't, its a normal read for that motherboard, mine does the same thing its about 10C below what they actually are for the idol temps, but the load temps are correct.

I think that the software was written for air cooling so it does not quite understand any temps below 20C.
post #7 of 17
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Oh... didn't know that. Makes sense... kind of.
post #8 of 17
The tubing could've dyed the water and the water could've leaked out a bit. What tubing are you using? Also, why are you using barb fittings instead of compression?
post #9 of 17
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The fittings came with the kit, didn't buy additional fittings except for the outlet system. My tubing is: Masterkleer tubing PVC 19/13mm (1/2"ID) UV-reactive dark red. On the seller's description it was stated that the tubing was high quality and non color changing.

What I don't understand is the moisture like composition... and the tendency to go black (as seen in the images at the beginning)
post #10 of 17
OK, after a quick google it looks like Masterkleer isn't the best tubing brand.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1192867/primochill-vs-masterkleer-tubing-4months-usage

Discoloration after a few months

Also, it may be a metal mixing issue. if your rad, blocks, etc corrode, that may be what is coloring the water.
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