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so I got the xspc rasa 750 kit, and after a painful installation, everything ran okay for about 2 weeks. Just yesterday, one of my pci slots stopped working. So I leaned my case against the wall to look inside and switch the wireless card to the other pci slot. Great, I forgot about my liquid cooling, air probably got into the tubes, or something, because my system shut off, and when I went to the bios, my cpu temp was 100C. I immediately shut my system off. I felt the tubes, and around the cpu block they were really warm, and a bit squishy. Fluid started dripping out as I squeezed the tube, which isnt so bad for my parts since im using feser one coolant, but I just spent $180 on this watercooling system, and already a problem. I let the pump run by itself until it cooled down, and now my system works, temps arent as good as before, but it works, but now everytime I move the tubes, fluid drips out, and thats obviously not good. Did I permanently damage my cooler? Did I melt my tubing? I feel sick to my stomach at this. I think this may be the last time I water cool.
post #2 of 46
Where is the liquid dripping from? You should be able to fix it without much problem. Though, Unless there is a whole lot of air in the loop, your temps shouldn't have been affected by a leak
post #3 of 46
if its around a barb are you using zip ties or hose clamps to tighten the connection. was the pump plugged in all the way....
post #4 of 46
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the fluid drips from where the tubes attach to the cpu block. I dont know if it was the air that did it but at one point I could see no liquid being pumped through the block at all.
post #5 of 46
Check the ends of your tubing for deformation.
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post #6 of 46
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no I wasnt using zip ties, I didnt need to when I first installed everything, the other barbs are all fine and the tube doesnt move or slide around, just now at the cpu block, which it didnt before the high temp. and they were in all the way because everything was perfectly secure for the last 2 weeks...
post #7 of 46
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there seems to be chunks missing from the edges, but not too much, maybe a half a cm of tubing
post #8 of 46
Pictures would help immensely. Dont worrya bout feeling bad about it, its a pain until you get stuff sorted out. You should probably cut the tubing off and refit it to make sure you dont just have a hole in your tubing. I mean it sounds like you dont even have it attached properly. If theirs an actual leak in the block ive never seen that. I doubt you melted the tubing or your system wouldnt be functioning in the least.
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post #9 of 46
You defintely want to clamp those barbs down to the port hubs. I prefer Herbie Clips for barbs. Solved !
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post #10 of 46
Tubing expands an contracts with temp changes and WILL work it's way loose with time if you don't do something to prevent it. you should always use some sort of retention device to prevent leaks.

As to the random high temp, is your pump working alright?
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