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Hi,
Wow did that green tubing start out clear :eek:
Yeah, it's Tygon B-44-4X. I have no idea why the tubing turns green over time but it's always been a problem in my loop with this type of tubing. There's no corrosion on my water blocks, they are all copper or copper/nickel - no aluminum, and the water always remains perfectly clear. Some forums online say it's the plasticiser breaking down and that's the only explanation that makes sense to me because it's not algae. I'll change out the tubing with something else when it gets really bad.
 
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Yeah, it's Tygon B-44-4X. I have no idea why the tubing turns green over time but it's always been a problem in my loop with this type of tubing. There's no corrosion on my water blocks, they are all copper or copper/nickel - no aluminum, and the water always remains perfectly clear. Some forums online say it's the plasticiser breaking down and that's the only explanation that makes sense to me because it's not algae. I'll change out the tubing with something else when it gets really bad.
You could always go hard tubing.
 
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Yeah, it's Tygon B-44-4X. I have no idea why the tubing turns green over time but it's always been a problem in my loop with this type of tubing. There's no corrosion on my water blocks, they are all copper or copper/nickel - no aluminum, and the water always remains perfectly clear. Some forums online say it's the plasticiser breaking down and that's the only explanation that makes sense to me because it's not algae. I'll change out the tubing with something else when it gets really bad.
Hi,
I found some good stuff made in New York of all places sold at modmymods
I've been using it a long time no issues

ModMyMods 3/8" ID x 5/8" OD Flexible PVC Tubing - Crystal Clear (MOD-0003) - 3/8” ID x 5/8” OD Soft Tubing - Tubing ModMyMods.com - PC Watercooling Parts and Accessories
 
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Today's ghetto mod revolves around my Dell Latitude E5530 laptop, great machine I picked up for next to nothing a few years ago.....until it's CMOS battery died. In a perfect example of planned obsolescence, according to the Dell service manual you have to completely disassemble the laptop and remove the motherboard to get to the CMOS battery. That's not happening.
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So I looked online for pictures of the internal parts of this model, then marked out the plastic with a Sharpie. I heated an Exacto knife with a propane torch and cut two openings in the bottom of the laptop where the battery is located(this area is covered by the access door when the laptop is fully assembled). After a little cleanup with another sharp Exacto knife, some fine sandpaper, and my Shop Vac, I had a nice access hole and was able to remove dead CMOS battery.
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And installed a new CMOS battery, and reassembled the laptop. Everything is working as it should. As to why Dell couldn't be bothered to put a simple access hole in this location for the battery is up for speculation. Anyways anyone with this model of laptop, here is the ghetto workaround to a piss poor design!:mad:
 
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My attempt to cook vrms on a r9 290…
 

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Ghetto room cooling
Ducted vents for heating only, no fan mode

AIR GO BACKWARDS NOW IT COOLS AHAHAHAHA

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Interestingly I leave the vents closed - but like this hot air blows out of other rooms

Now i'm wondering about putting a more powerful fan in the room with the wall AC unit, to push that colder air through the vents to the entire house, even if super slowly
(It'd cool the entire roof space, even tiny amounts would add up)
 
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make up ya own mind what going on here,
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not im not trying to coach bugs out my system :)
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i couldnt find this so had to hold the aio down some how while testing on me test bench.
 
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That's an RM850 powering an HD 6950 in a Dell T3500 running XP, since NT 6.x chokes hard of soft T+L. The Apevia Java I typically use for silly things like this kept tripping OCP in 3DMark 2001SE and 03, like so:
I'm running such old tests for completionism's sake as I've made a spreadsheet of scores with the goal of eventually relating the performance of my Voodoo 3 3000 to my 3060 Ti, even if that takes a few layers of test era and interpretation (plus it gives me an excuse to do something with my horde/collection of hardware).
 
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That's an RM850 powering an HD 6950 in a Dell T3500 running XP, since NT 6.x chokes hard of soft T+L. The Apevia Java I typically use for silly things like this kept tripping OCP in 3DMark 2001SE and 03, like so:
I'm running such old tests for completionism's sake as I've made a spreadsheet of scores with the goal of eventually relating the performance of my Voodoo 3 3000 to my 3060 Ti, even if that takes a few layers of test era and interpretation (plus it gives me an excuse to do something with my horde/collection of hardware).
Lots of us on here have x58 and dual xeon boards. I do stuff like this time to time as well.
 
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is that ghetto enough, using printer high temp grase for lubing the switch
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Ghetto room cooling
Ducted vents for heating only, no fan mode

AIR GO BACKWARDS NOW IT COOLS AHAHAHAHA

After numerous mentions of this, including one today, and other fixes establishing proficiency. Have to wonder why you didn't opt for a Delta (server fan) suspended inside an inverted cone held in place by pinching it between ceiling and vent. Then rigidly mount a dinner plate shaped (lipped) plug that leaves a few cm gap. Which would actually pull hot air off the ceiling and create a more livable type of air circulation. The vent cover you put back in place is made for diffusion along the edges of this room.

Edit: LOL fail at recreating what I spent way too much time on in the post editor.

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Ghetto room cooling
Ducted vents for heating only, no fan mode

AIR GO BACKWARDS NOW IT COOLS AHAHAHAHA

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Interestingly I leave the vents closed - but like this hot air blows out of other rooms

Now i'm wondering about putting a more powerful fan in the room with the wall AC unit, to push that colder air through the vents to the entire house, even if super slowly
(It'd cool the entire roof space, even tiny amounts would add up)
Does that lead to a metal duct you can crawl through?

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Does that lead to a metal duct you can crawl through?

Bruce Willis Film GIF
As an HVAC guy I must take exception to such ideas.

1. There are no axial fans in ductwork - insufficient static pressure
2. All square elbows have turning vanes
3. The bottom would bend until the seams split, precipitating our hero unceremoniously on the floor
4. The hangers aren't expected to hold up another 200+ lbs in a 6-8 foot span.
5. The ducts were never used - no dust.
 
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As an HVAC guy I must take exception to such ideas.

1. There are no axial fans in ductwork - insufficient static pressure
2. All square elbows have turning vanes
3. The bottom would bend until the seams split, precipitating our hero unceremoniously on the floor
4. The hangers aren't expected to hold up another 200+ lbs in a 6-8 foot span.
5. The ducts were never used - no dust.
As a retired HVAC guy, I totally agree.
If you really wanna get a reaction from the trades, ask an elevator guy about the same movie. :roll:
 
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As a retired HVAC guy, I totally agree.
If you really wanna get a reaction from the trades, ask an elevator guy about the same movie. :roll:
Yeah, what would be a Hollywood movie without ducts and elevator scenes. Most of them are insults to a human intelligence by design anyway. Electrician here.
 
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1. There are no axial fans in ductwork - insufficient static pressure
2. All square elbows have turning vanes
3. The bottom would bend until the seams split, precipitating our hero unceremoniously on the floor
4. The hangers aren't expected to hold up another 200+ lbs in a 6-8 foot span.
5. The ducts were never used - no dust.

1 is uncommon but does exist though not for the reason you suggest it shouldn't.
2 was a gimme. 1/5
3 and 4 you are absolutely wrong about. Broader commercial and specialized experience would've taught you this and...
5 you are again absolutely incorrect. Nakatomi Plaza was brand new and still under construction. No dust, commercial filtration is too fresh.

Where you really lost me was missing all three key flaws in this Hollywood setup.

1. There are so many #$%#$%^ sheet metal screws protruding through every side of the ductwork it is more like screwing a porcupine than crawling.
2. You sweat like a pig within 30 seconds if heat or no air is being pushed through. Which is better than hypothermia from cold air instantly chilling your sweat.
3. It is excessively noisy even when you think you are completely still. There is no trouble pinpointing the exact source of a pingpong ball or anything heavier moving.

/pedanticrambling
 
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if the other using baking soda with super glue, i use dust with super glue :D :D
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It’s not really a mod.. but it’s a little ghetto in the looks department. I stripped the crossbar on my first FC140, so I took the one off of my TRUE Black :D

I seem to remember getting better temps with my first FC140.. so now I will try :cool:

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Yup the fins are sharp under pressure.. was giving it a wash in the sink with some soapy water :D

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Hi,
Ouchless needed :cool:
 
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