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Overheating with Tidewater

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I'm using a thermaltake tidewater on my x1900xtx and it was cooling amazingly well for the longest time but now the temperatures are going up to 90 to 100 when i'm playing games. Before it use to only get up to 50 to 60 and now its not working right.

I was thinking that it could of been because of dust trapped in the tidewater, but i opened it up and cleared all the dust out with compressed air and still it overheats. I was think it could be because of the air bubbles. When it gets hot i noticed the coolant in it seems to bubble up quite a bit.

How would i get all the air out to see if that was the problem?
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post #2 of 5
My guess is that the pump is dying. Get a good air cooler, it will beat the tidewater
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Sound like a dead pump or the waterblock needs remounting.
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Check the liquid level. When you get them they show up about 2/3 full and drop from there. The only coolant in there is Thermaltakes mix of ethylene glycol which isn't that expensive. To fill it you have to take it out, turn the fill port right side up, unscrew the cap, and then pull out your hypodermic syringe because the fill port is really frakin dinky and shooting up is the only way I've found to refill the thing. Run it while you're filling and moving around the waterblock see if you can coax the air bubbles into the reservoir. From there they can escape out of the open fill port.

If that doesn't work, then it's the pump.

The link in my sig has most of the info you need on page 4 of the thread. It has the parts list for every thing that I've done to mine.
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ml#post1777646
post #5 of 5
Sounds like the pump or fan died and the bubbles are actually from broiling water if it's getting up to 100C.
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