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looks like baby poop
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send this thread to zalman. see what they say lol
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post #13 of 51
another fine example of why we should add a corrosion inhibitor to our loops

I add a little fesser corosion block to my mix
use to use just a small amount of antifreeze before the fessers block
never hurts to be safe
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post #14 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post
All the stuff was salty. Not in the tasty sense, but it was hard and rough (alumina).
If you didn't taste it, how can you be sure?

(OK... now I'm just causing trouble. LOL j/k ofc)

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sad that there should only be one thread like this........
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post #16 of 51
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another fine example of why we should add a corrosion inhibitor to our loops

I add a little fesser corosion block to my mix
use to use just a small amount of antifreeze before the fessers block
never hurts to be safe
I was under the impression that using an anti-corrosive could cause problems for tubing down the road. Is this no longer true? Whenever I read the name Fesser, I think of those pics of gunked up blocks...
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And here I thought that they gold plated that block to stop this from happening, but now I find out that they didn't plate the inside? What's the point of having the plating at all?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Phos View Post
And here I thought that they gold plated that block to stop this from happening, but now I find out that they didn't plate the inside? What's the point of having the plating at all?
It was indeed plated. But somehow the plating managed to corrode itself and react in a pretty violent way (you see the amount of alumina produced) with the aluminium, which was anodized, that theoretically is corrosion resistant aswell.

I'm sending the thread to ZALMAN and see what they reply.
   
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post #19 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post
It was indeed plated. But somehow the plating managed to corrode itself and react in a pretty violent way (you see the amount of alumina produced) with the aluminium, which was anodized, that theoretically is corrosion resistant aswell.

I'm sending the thread to ZALMAN and see what they reply.
They did a very poor job designing this block!

I doubt that you will get a response though... If they do reply they will just try and blame you for not using their recommended additive.
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post #20 of 51
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Yeah, a shame because the baseplate isn't performing bad at all... It now cools down a HD5870 on a loop together with my X6 and it doesn't go above 43ºC when the 1055T is at 100% usage O.o
   
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