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Hi. My recent heatsink broke, but my warantee got me another one called Aquagate S1. I have two problems: I don't know how to install it, and the only place I know locally that makes copmuter installations is Best Buy's Geek Squad, which refuses to make the installation unless it is a house call, in which they charge a $100 base fee plus more money for installation.

I want to get this heatsink installed today so that I can use my computer. I once installed a video card for my PC, is it much harder to install a heatsink? If so, could anyone provide me with a link to a guide? Thanks.
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post #2 of 10
Hi

Can you post pics of the specific issue?

I am assuming the cooler came with instructions, are they unclear in some way?

Is there a specific problem that you are having when attempting to install?

Generally a cooler/block will come with its own mounting hwardware that will include a bracket, and perhaps a backplate.

Do you have all the necessary hardware?
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post #3 of 10
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Hi, thanks for getting back to me.

I have all the necessary parts for the heatsink, but there were no instructions that came with it. I've never installed a heatsink before, my computer was put together by the company I bought it from. I'm not exactly sure how to go about installing it, or uninstalling the old one.

Here are some pictures of it:

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post #4 of 10
Okay.

Here is a .pdf file that includes the instructions that you will need. If they are still not clear, you could contact Cooler Master Support, or post back here.
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post #5 of 10
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Thanks a lot!

I'll see how I do.
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post #6 of 10
Hi again.



Have you ever assenbled a PC?

The reason that I ask is that you may need to remove the motherboard to install the block properly.

Sometimes it is quite feasible to use the existing mounting points, but that means that the physical architecture of the cooler that the block is replacing will need to be (essentially) identical.

Have you started yet?

If not, you may want to ask some questions or read some articles on the performance of the unit that you purchased before you go any further.

Most peeps here will not encourage liquid-cooling kits, but will recommend custom kits as the performance of the latter can be considerably better.

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post #7 of 10
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Hey I finally got the water cooling system installed. The computer had before shut down randomly, but it seems to be okay right now. I downloaded Core Temp 0.99, and it reads my Core #0 as 40 degrees C, which is good, right?

Thanks a lot for the help. I was wondering though, how often do I need to refill the cooling liquid, and is there any way to monitor how much I have left?
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post #8 of 10
Hi again.

I am glad to hear that you are up and running.

40C is quite acceptable for the Pentium 4 line of processors. It also depends upon the socket type (423, 478) and the stepping (B2, C1, DO), as the thresholds are between 40C and 70C, and there are different voltages involved. Also, the ambient temperature plays a significant role.


As for topping off the loop; a healthy loop will have some evaporation over time, and loss of liquid to the tubing itself, but re-fills should not be required more than every few months (in my experience). This is also dependant upon the total volume of liquid in the loop and the capacity of the reservoir.

There ought to be a visual-check somewhere in the loop, general in the reservoir itself; a view-window perhaps (?).

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post #9 of 10
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Oh yes there is one. I guess I'll just look in there every once in a while to see if there is still liquid. Ok thanks, I guess all my problems here are done. That's $150 I was going to have to give to Best Buy saved. ^^
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