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Could I test the pump by attaching tubing to it and sticking one end in a bucket and the other in another bucket? of course I would fill the pump with water first.
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Sure as long as you can keep your pump primed it would be fine..I'd pre-fill your bucket before hand and mark off gallon lines to make it easy...
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Awesome. I'll test it this weekend.

Oh and I noticed that my radiator is pretty warm, so I turned the fans up and tested, but the temps were still about the same, only 1° different. So do you agree that this is a flowrate problem? Caused by pump or obstruction most likely?
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Awesome. I'll test it this weekend.

Oh and I noticed that my radiator is pretty warm, so I turned the fans up and tested, but the temps were still about the same, only 1° different. So do you agree that this is a flowrate problem? Caused by pump or obstruction most likely?
I guess Guv...If your rad is warm it looks like the coolant is circulating...Maybe not fast enough...

I'd just bucket test it and see if pump flow is the problem or if its some kind of blockage...

If you have a good mount and are getting good flow it should be running pretty cool...You have a real small OC on it...If you were running a high v-core or had high ambients that might be it...
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k so testing it didn't go so well....doing it the way I thought to didn't work. Before I got a chance to turn it on the water used to prime the pump went into the bucket being used as intake..

I'm going to RMA it anyway tho because it has acted funny before...like turning on and off alot of times when I turn the computer on.

In the meantime, will I be able to mount a hsf that uses the intel clips without removing the pro-mount?
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OMG!!! I opened up my waterblock and the Fluid XP had formed some sort of gel in between the pins of the FuZion. I had to put it under the tap for a minute or so to get it all out. Looks like it might not be the pump afterall....I'll post pics once I get a chance to use that computer again...

w00t hopefully I won't have to RMA.

I opened it because I was cleaning everything while I had the loop empty...I was also going to add the 4.5mm nozzle.

Can't wait see if this fixes the problem! So now what coolant should I use? Distilled water with antifreeze?

EDIT: We don't have any antifreeze...can I run just distilled water for a week and then add some PTNuke once it gets to my house?
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Good deal......Sure you can on the coolant, I left some other info in that other thread to...Glad you found the blockage...That Fluid XP is just to much $$$ anyway.....
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Good deal......Sure you can on the coolant, I left some other info in that other thread to...Glad you found the blockage...That Fluid XP is just to much $$$ anyway.....
Yah really...you think they'll let me return it?

Thanks again for all your help.
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Yah really...you think they'll let me return it?

Thanks again for all your help.
You have some left over XP? They might if you haven't opened it....Hey its NP I'm always glad to help if I can...I know how frustrated you must of been...
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You have some left over XP? They might if you haven't opened it....Hey its NP I'm always glad to help if I can...I know how frustrated you must of been...
I only bought one bottle...I'll try to return it somehow.

My pump seems to be going alot faster now with just distilled water. That Fluid XP must have been really really viscous.

Can't wait to try it out
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