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The top of one of my video cards has some liquid on it, which I am guessing is my coolant, however I still can not spot where the leak is coming from. Should I turn the pump on?
 

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Umm yes, if you want to kill your rig. Coolant on VC = BAD.
 

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The leak is most likely coming from your CPU waterblock. Here is what you need to do. First, unplug all of your psu connections, I mean ALL of them (Mobo/Graphics card, hard drives, disk drives, floppy etc). Also, unhook all fans. Now that that is done, plug in ONLY your water cooling pump to your PSU. Now place an old towel (preferably white) on top of your Graphics card so you can see where the drops are hitting. Jump the PSU using the trick that can be found here: <a href="http://www.overclock.net/faqs/96712-how-jump-start-power-supply-psu.html?highlight=power+supply" target="_blank">http://www.overclock.net/faqs/96712-...t=power+supply</a> Observe for leaks.<br><br>
EDIT: Found It!
 

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I believe that it is pins 4 and 5. They are Green and Black respectively<br><br><a href="http://wiki.extremeoverclocking.com/wiki/Power_Supply" target="_blank">http://wiki.extremeoverclocking.com/wiki/Power_Supply</a>
 
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<div style="font-style:italic;">The leak is most likely coming from your CPU waterblock. Here is what you need to do. First, unplug all of your psu connections, I mean ALL of them (Mobo/Graphics card, hard drives, disk drives, floppy etc). Also, unhook all fans. Now that that is done, plug in ONLY your water cooling pump to your PSU. Now place an old towel (preferably white) on top of your Graphics card so you can see where the drops are hitting. Jump the PSU using the trick that can be found here: Currently a Place holder. Observe for leaks.<br><br>
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Are you talking about using a wire/paperclip and connecting the green wire on your 20 pin connector to any black one?<br><br>
SO, touch black and green and it should turn on.<br><br>
If you need more explanation. <a href="http://www.bluemax.net/techtips/ATXPowerSupplyWiring/ATXPowerSupplyWiring.htm" target="_blank">http://www.bluemax.net/techtips/ATXP...pplyWiring.htm</a>
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)"> That always happens...
 

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Yeah, I just wanted to find one with pictures, im more of a visual learner lol. But yeah, we all had the same idea. That being said, I suggest getting 3 staples still glued together and use 7 and 14, the staples are a perfect fit.
 
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Here's a visual for you:<br><br><a href="http://img228.imageshack.us/my.php?image=atxonmw7.gif" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/4946/atxonmw7.th.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a>
 
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Well I am using fluidxp+ which is supposed to be nonconductive... Anyway I jumped the PSU and the pump turned on but I still don't see the leak! Also my coolant is UV reactive but my UV light is not picking it up because when the coolant spreads out it pretty much becomes a clear fluid and loses it's UV reactivity. But I know I have to have a leak... unless someone opened my case and poured some non conductive liquid on my video card.
 

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Do you live with someone where someone could actually do that? (ie, in a dorm or something). I think that is very far-fetched, to think someone poured liquid on your video card. Anyways, just let it run for 24 hours, the leak will start up. How long did you leak test anyways?
 

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No I don't live with anyone that would make that situation possible. I leak tested for 24 hours out of case and then assembled it all inside the rig and leak tested there for about 30 hours (without the rig on, I jumped PSU) and then just plugged all the connectors in and fired up the rig and all was good for weeks...until today.
 

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Hmmm, have you been working in your case recently, or moved it, etc etc? In most cases after a 50 hour total time leak tested you should be ok. However, there are always exceptions, and it looks like your system unfortunatly was one of them. Anyways, if you havent done so already locate and fix the leak. After doing that take out the graphics card that got leaked on and clean off the leak area with isopropyl alchohol or the like. Chances are its fried, but you never know. Also, make sure the interior of the PCI-E slot is dry and free of any water/fluid xp (you can do this with a tissue, just fold up one of the ends afew times and run it through the PCI-E slot.)
 

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Did you use teflon tape on all your threaded barbs? This is very important.
 

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Yeah I cleaned off the fluid on the card... I hope it's not fried since this stuff is supposed to be non-conductive. <br />
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<div style="font-style:italic">Did you use teflon tape on all your threaded barbs? This is very important.</div>

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</div>I did on some but not on the CPU waterblock barbs, since I just followed the apogee instructions and used the rubber ring.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Yeah I cleaned off the fluid on the card... I hope it's not fried since this stuff is supposed to be non-conductive. <br />
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</div>You have to use it on <b>all</b> threads. try that and see what happens.
 
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