Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › First scare!! =O
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

First scare!! =O

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Well, I'm on my way switching back to air cooling. Big Typhoon is on the way. I've had my current water cooling in place for almost two weeks now and everything has been great until I woke up this morning.

PC wouldn't boot and I couldn't get a video signal on my primary monitor. After much troubleshooting I found a small puddle of coolant on the top of my vid card. I cleaned it off thoroughly and dried it with a hair dyer to be sure.

It's working fine now but GPU temp is not showing in EVEREST anymore. The circuit prints that were affected look to have the protective coating worn off somewhat.

The damn leak was at the threads of the bottom port on my Apogee block. It must have been a drop at a time which just grazed the fins on my NB heatsink and dripped through onto the top of the vid card. Hopefully my card will recover and I won't have to buy another one. ATI AIW x800xt's aren't listed on Newegg anymore and I only found two or three sites with them available.

Water cooling has been great but I don't want to take chances anymore.

EDIT:

O.K., after a quick reset of Everest for the third time, the GPU temp is showing again. "Fingers crossed"
I7
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-8700k Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 r1 GeForce GTX 750 TI CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
MK1001TRKB MK2001TRKB LG WH10LS30 Bluray 10x Win 10 x64 Pro 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
ASUS VH226H Dell E2011H Westinghouse LVM-37W3 XArmor U9BL 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
CORSAIR|CMPSU-850TX 850W Lian Li PC-A77b Razer Death Adder Xonar Essence STX 
Other
PERC 6/I 
  hide details  
Reply
I7
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-8700k Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 r1 GeForce GTX 750 TI CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
MK1001TRKB MK2001TRKB LG WH10LS30 Bluray 10x Win 10 x64 Pro 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
ASUS VH226H Dell E2011H Westinghouse LVM-37W3 XArmor U9BL 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
CORSAIR|CMPSU-850TX 850W Lian Li PC-A77b Razer Death Adder Xonar Essence STX 
Other
PERC 6/I 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 10
air dry...though primative...has been used since the begginng of time....water and electronics are not a combo I can indulge into
PRONE
(19 items)
 
Cap't Crunch
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k @ 5Ghz Msi X79A-GD45 Gigabyte Radeon 7950 Patriot Sector 7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
2xCorsair Force Series 3 Raid-0 LG DVDR/W Custom Water Loop Swiftech Apogee Drive II waterblock/pump 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Swiftech MCRES-Micro Rev 2 Larkooler 240mm Rad server 2008 RC2 HP 2207HD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
HP Classic wireless PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High P... NZXT Phantom...again lol HP Classic wireless 
Mouse PadAudioOther
MicroCenter Onboard TBA 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k Maximus V Extreme Radeon 6950HD Avexir 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force 3 LG DVD RW Corsair H100i WIndowd 8.1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP 2159M Logitech CX750M Cosair Carbide 540AIR 
MouseMouse Pad
logitech logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
PRONE
(19 items)
 
Cap't Crunch
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k @ 5Ghz Msi X79A-GD45 Gigabyte Radeon 7950 Patriot Sector 7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
2xCorsair Force Series 3 Raid-0 LG DVDR/W Custom Water Loop Swiftech Apogee Drive II waterblock/pump 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Swiftech MCRES-Micro Rev 2 Larkooler 240mm Rad server 2008 RC2 HP 2207HD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
HP Classic wireless PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High P... NZXT Phantom...again lol HP Classic wireless 
Mouse PadAudioOther
MicroCenter Onboard TBA 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k Maximus V Extreme Radeon 6950HD Avexir 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force 3 LG DVD RW Corsair H100i WIndowd 8.1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP 2159M Logitech CX750M Cosair Carbide 540AIR 
MouseMouse Pad
logitech logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 10
err, isnt watercooling liquid like non conductive or corrosive so shouldnt really affect your components. But still a leak is a leak.
Vostro 1500
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D T7100 Vostro 1500 8600M GT 3Gb DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640Gb DVD-RW Windows 7 Premium 64bit 32" LG5700 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Apple Wireless Battery ftw Vostro 1500 IntelliMouse Explorer 
Mouse Pad
Triumph mouse mate 
  hide details  
Reply
Vostro 1500
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D T7100 Vostro 1500 8600M GT 3Gb DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640Gb DVD-RW Windows 7 Premium 64bit 32" LG5700 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Apple Wireless Battery ftw Vostro 1500 IntelliMouse Explorer 
Mouse Pad
Triumph mouse mate 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 10
^yeah i would of thought that, but liquid damage is liquid damage.
.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 3.4GHz Asus P5K-E Wifi HIS HD 5770 1GB Crucial Ballistix (2X2GB) 800mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
X25-V 40GB | Htatchi 320gb 7200rpm Nec Opti Windows 7 LG L226W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II Coirsair HX 620w Thermaltake Soprano Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Razer eXactMat 
  hide details  
Reply
.
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 3.4GHz Asus P5K-E Wifi HIS HD 5770 1GB Crucial Ballistix (2X2GB) 800mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
X25-V 40GB | Htatchi 320gb 7200rpm Nec Opti Windows 7 LG L226W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II Coirsair HX 620w Thermaltake Soprano Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Razer eXactMat 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 10
Yet another example of why I refuse to go water anytime soon.
Murder Box II
(18 items)
 
Home PC
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 8700k Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 Zotac 1080Ti AMP Extreme Edition G. Skill Trident Z - 32GB/ 3200Hz/CL14/Dual 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Swiftech H240 X2 Prestige AIO Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35P 1440P G-Sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Delux T9 Pro / Logitech K360 EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 750D Airflow Mionix Naos 7000 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Perixx DX-3000LAL Aluminum Sound Blaster Z Logitech Z906 - 5.1 Maxnomic Commander S-III Gaming Chair 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung EVO 850 - 500GB + 4TB/3TB x 2/2TB WD Green LG CH12LS28 Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 2 w/Corsair SP120 Fan Windows 10 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 75" TV.... GooBang Doo MX3 Corsair CX430 V2 NMEDIAPC HTPC 6000B w/ Pro LCD Module 
Mouse
GooBang Doo MX3 
  hide details  
Reply
Murder Box II
(18 items)
 
Home PC
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 8700k Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 Zotac 1080Ti AMP Extreme Edition G. Skill Trident Z - 32GB/ 3200Hz/CL14/Dual 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Swiftech H240 X2 Prestige AIO Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35P 1440P G-Sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Delux T9 Pro / Logitech K360 EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 750D Airflow Mionix Naos 7000 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Perixx DX-3000LAL Aluminum Sound Blaster Z Logitech Z906 - 5.1 Maxnomic Commander S-III Gaming Chair 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung EVO 850 - 500GB + 4TB/3TB x 2/2TB WD Green LG CH12LS28 Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 2 w/Corsair SP120 Fan Windows 10 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 75" TV.... GooBang Doo MX3 Corsair CX430 V2 NMEDIAPC HTPC 6000B w/ Pro LCD Module 
Mouse
GooBang Doo MX3 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 10
That is a rare problem and is only a time time deal, once you fix it, your done with the leaking if you setup your rig correctly, the water shouldn't do anything to your parts since it is unconductive. Stick with watercooling.
FX-57 Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon64 FX-57 DFI Lanparty NF4 SLI-DR EVGA 7950GX2 OCZ 2x1 GB 2-3-2-5 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
74GB Raptor Windows Vista Ultimate Acer AL2216W 22" Widescreen Saitek Eclipse (Blue) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
680W Aspire Thermaltake Armor Logitech G5 Icemat v2 
  hide details  
Reply
FX-57 Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon64 FX-57 DFI Lanparty NF4 SLI-DR EVGA 7950GX2 OCZ 2x1 GB 2-3-2-5 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
74GB Raptor Windows Vista Ultimate Acer AL2216W 22" Widescreen Saitek Eclipse (Blue) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
680W Aspire Thermaltake Armor Logitech G5 Icemat v2 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
O.K., I tightened the barbs on the Apogee and sealed around them with an aquarium silicon sealant. I had already used teflon tape on the barb threads during the initial install. The silicon sealant has only cured for 3 hours and I'm gonna keep an eye on it for the next couple of days.

I hope my card is o.k.! Temps are still good with it and I played F.E.A.R. for a few minutes and things seem to be fine. I got a small bit of stutter while playing, but, I also swapped my memory a couple of days ago. Went from 2 gigs of Corsair at 440 to 1 gig of OCZ at 500 and I had to reset a paging file when I decreased the ram size.

Any ideas on this? I created a 2 gig partition on a separate drive and placed a 1 gig paging file on it.


"Fingers still crossed"
I7
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-8700k Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 r1 GeForce GTX 750 TI CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
MK1001TRKB MK2001TRKB LG WH10LS30 Bluray 10x Win 10 x64 Pro 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
ASUS VH226H Dell E2011H Westinghouse LVM-37W3 XArmor U9BL 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
CORSAIR|CMPSU-850TX 850W Lian Li PC-A77b Razer Death Adder Xonar Essence STX 
Other
PERC 6/I 
  hide details  
Reply
I7
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-8700k Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 r1 GeForce GTX 750 TI CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
MK1001TRKB MK2001TRKB LG WH10LS30 Bluray 10x Win 10 x64 Pro 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
ASUS VH226H Dell E2011H Westinghouse LVM-37W3 XArmor U9BL 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
CORSAIR|CMPSU-850TX 850W Lian Li PC-A77b Razer Death Adder Xonar Essence STX 
Other
PERC 6/I 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chopes
That is a rare problem and is only a time time deal, once you fix it, your done with the leaking if you setup your rig correctly, the water shouldn't do anything to your parts since it is unconductive. Stick with watercooling.
That's right. If you have non conductive liquid you are fine. You have to use quite a bit of Teflon tape to get a good seal. I put enough on my apogee that I had to use pliers to get it to screw down.

Stick with the water setup. You already invested the time and money in it. Your card is fine. The only reason water affects stuff is because it conducts electricity and shorts everything out. You could dunk your video card in water when it wasn't plugged in for an hour and if you properly dried it off and reset your heatsink/waterblock it would be fine.

If you decide to go with air I've got dibs on your system
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z ASUS GTX 770 2x4GB Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung EVO 840 WD Caviar Green Sony AD-7260S-0B DVD Burner Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro x64 QNIX QX 2710 Filco Majestouch-2 Rosewill Capstone-750-M R 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Zalman Z-Machine GT1000 Logitech MX518 Black Banshee Pad Krator N2-20020 (Garbage) 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z ASUS GTX 770 2x4GB Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung EVO 840 WD Caviar Green Sony AD-7260S-0B DVD Burner Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro x64 QNIX QX 2710 Filco Majestouch-2 Rosewill Capstone-750-M R 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Zalman Z-Machine GT1000 Logitech MX518 Black Banshee Pad Krator N2-20020 (Garbage) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 10
Haha, yeah, its scary as hell. When I was installing my homemade block, I had to take out the motherboard, so I took off my video card. When I was messing with the mobo, trying to take off the plastic 478 brackets, I accidently knocked my card off the desk, and it fell into a bucket of water. Man I was freaking out.
I grabbed a blow dryer and took off the heatsink/fan, and dried that sucker up.
Scary
post #10 of 10
Sure, it will not corode your video card, but the same thing happened to me when one of my nylon tubeing clamps that came with my Apogee snapped. and water got on the top of my video card (6800GT), I cleaned if off with 90% alcohol, but now there is an orange crust around the part where the coolant leaked. The video card worked, but I killed it when I did an AS5 re-app (too rough with it, core got chipped). Don't trade in your WC, just replace all your clamps with worm drives' and don't over tighten them, or else they will shear the tubing.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
3700 ClawHammer DFI NF4X Infinity Windows XP pro SP2 Env!sion 17" crt 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
crappy HP keyboard Aspire 520 + micro 193 Scorpio 868 Highly Modded Logitech mx310 :) 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
3700 ClawHammer DFI NF4X Infinity Windows XP pro SP2 Env!sion 17" crt 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
crappy HP keyboard Aspire 520 + micro 193 Scorpio 868 Highly Modded Logitech mx310 :) 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › First scare!! =O