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So I just got my BI GTX360 to replace my 240GTS X-Flow, along with the Pro-mount kit for the FuZion, and now my temps are WORSE!!?!?! This is a CPU only loop too.

My radiator doesn't even get warm while my proc gets up to 56° with Orthos. So either I've got an air pocket in my radiator, or it's my mount. I'm wondering if I need to lap? My processor doesn't seem very even because there is an imprint of the edges of it on the wb.

Any ideas? Please don't tell me to buy anything else, I just spent mucho $ on upgrades to the loop...
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i would definetely try a remount...also , it is VERY important to make sure you get all air out of your system , especially your rad....rock the case around and up and down to make sure the air is out completely.
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i would definetely try a remount...also , it is VERY important to make sure you get all air out of your system , especially your rad....rock the case around and up and down to make sure the air is out completely.
I did do a remount and it didn't help. I'll try flipping the case upside down, it's just really heavy, must weigh 50-60lbs
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What pump are you using? Perhaps the flow-rate has dropped?

Have you thoroughly bled the system (sometimes it requires some gentle agitating and tilting)?

I would wait before you start lapping surfaces; try re-seating with different applications of TIM, and ensure the loop is completely bled.
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What pump are you using? Perhaps the flow-rate has dropped?

Have you thoroughly bled the system (sometimes it requires some gentle agitating and tilting)?

I would wait before you start lapping surfaces; try re-seating with different applications of TIM, and ensure the loop is completely bled.
I'm using an Swiftech MCP655 at the highest setting, so the flow rate should be fine.

I thought I bled the system pretty well, but I will turn the computer over as some air could be in the rad. Oh I hope this will solve the problem...
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That would be a good idea.

Just don't do what I have done...

.... flip it too much so that the airpocket in the reservoir or T-line gets back into the loop.
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That would be a good idea.

Just don't do what I have done...

.... flip it too much so that the airpocket in the reservoir or T-line gets back into the loop.
lolz yah I'll watch out for that. Hopefully there won't be a huge amount of air in the rad...I sealed off my T-Line with a brass plug...won't be fun to get out.
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OK so I flipped it over and a bubble about 1" long comes out. I haven't booted yet because now there are more bubbles in the loop....but do you think that could have had an impact on performance?
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OK so I flipped it over and a bubble about 1" long comes out. I haven't booted yet because now there are more bubbles in the loop....but do you think that could have had an impact on performance?
Could be, from what I have read air bubbles in the loop is bad for cooling. Guess the test will be how temps look once loaded.
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omg.......I flipped it over again to get more air bubbles out and the pump and t-line fall over and sure enough almost all the air in my t-line get sucked into the loop :swearing: epic phail

ugh...it's going to be sometime tomorrow when I get it up and running again
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