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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Garb3, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. Garb3

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    well it was only by chance that i look inside my case about 2 hours ago my mam was makin a fuss cause the pump in my water cooling kit was makin to much noise( vibrations :S):confused:. Any way i thought i would just check and see how everything was cause it didnt seem to be makin anymore noise than usual. anyway there was a tiny little wet patch creepin ever sooooooooo slowly towards a molex connector:eek:. so as u do i quickly turned everything off and checked all the connections with only the pump running and it seem that when i put i put me new coolant in at the weekend i have cracked one of the acrilic thread on the pump:banghead:( out take bit) so i just spent the last 2 hours taking my watercolling out of my case and putting back on my zalman which was a pain in the arse:cry:.

    anyway i just thought i would tell you guys so that u can all either give me your sympathy( or just have a good laugh:nutkick:)
     
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    That sucks, what- did you tighten the clamp too much?
     
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    it cracked?
    did you clean it before putting the coolant?
     
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    Ouch, you must of over tightened it, can you not patch it with some silicone?
     
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    i tightened it by hand then gave a quarter turn with a wrench so next time i'm just usin my hands lol no i didnt clean it since it only have a very weak solution in it before i put the new stuff in and i didnt think that it would matter.and i dont have any silicone and i wouldnt even know what to do with it lol
     
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    You can probably get a smaller threaded 'nipple' that you can screw into the hole. Look for them at Farmers supply stores or in the Drip Wattering or bug sprayer section of the hardware store. A drop of silicon Adhesive on the threads first and your back in business.

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    i think that i'm just goin to have to get a new pump cause i really dont know how to do any of that:shadedshu but thanks for the suggestions. what would be better a pump and res in1 or get them seperate???? cause my last 1 was an all in 1
     
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    All in 1, I would say, thats what I have, just be careful next time lol

    Mine has never once leaked!
     
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    Just cut off the old conector tube and screw in the new replacement with a dab of glue on the threads. Or go to the hardware store and spend $15 on a water fountain pump.

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    Is it the acrylic top of the pump thats cracked? Or the filler cap?
     
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    Can you not just fill it a little less so the liquid doesnt touch the crack?

    I still think a little silicone would sort that out, you know the stuff your dad uses round the bath/shower, etc! About £1 a tube, much cheaper than that pump! Do you know XSPC are based in chester-le-street? Give em a email and they might sell you a pump abit cheaper, they were going to sell me a chipset block then I decided I couldnt wait lol
     
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    chestler le street is in the northest inst it lol i think i might have give them a ring. thats if the bath sealant doesnt work like i got loads of that for some strange reason:ohwell:. thanks for the advice:respect:
     
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    Yeah its near washington

    Put the sealant on the inside, so the water will push up against it once its dried, it will be 100% water tight, it will need a few hours to go off mind, so do it tonight and leave it till tomorrow, well today but you know what I mean lol

    Thanks for the thanks :toast:
     
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    daft question but how do i get it inside
     
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    It screws off dont it?
     
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    yeah just been rumaging thu the house on tip toes for an alan key:eek: trying not to wake any1 lol
     
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    lol, it will be worth the tip toeing :laugh:

    yeah well you unscrew it and put it on the inside part! Anywhere its cracked give it the silicone treatment :D
     
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    well that was the biggest pain in bum, gettin the pump out i have wiped it out with tissue but i'm goin to leave it till the morning so i know that its totally dry then seal it up:D . bed time for me now. thanks again for the help al
     
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    No worries, hope it works :)
     
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    i know i said i was off to bed but this is weird i just checked my cpu temp and it idleing at 23c and granted i only just arctic silver the other day but my water was idling at 23c today do u think i was not fixing the block on tight enough????
     
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    Not to sure mate, if the block was flush and when you were tightening the screws on the bolts in a

    top left, bottom right
    top right, bottom left

    edit that didnt work lol

    fashion so it was tightened evenly, maybe the ambients were abit warmer the other day aswel?

    Remember water is better for load temps than air!
     
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    suppose defo bed time now lol
     
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    if your ambient temp is about 18/20ºc is fine on both, since they can't go colder than air
     
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    well i have left me pump dry over night and put some sealant on it heres some pics what u think???
     

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