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Old December 13, 2011, 02:45 AM
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It's been a while now since I built my current computer with watercooling in it. Its been some time now but recently the coolant level on my reservoir has decreased about .75 inch in the last year. I've double check and triple checked my radiator, tubes, pump and heatsink connections but i found no leak ever. Is this:

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2. Possibly leaking somewhere
3. Residual air pockets on the radiator
4. Micro Black Hole somewhere in my loop?
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Old December 13, 2011, 03:10 AM
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unless it's completely sealed off it's probably evaporated away.
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Old December 13, 2011, 04:14 AM
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yes air pockets,evap,hose absorption and micro leak (using zip ties that arn't holding hermetic seal)
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Old December 21, 2011, 05:46 PM
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Most plausible reasons are evaporation and air pockets
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Old December 22, 2011, 11:10 AM
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You should be taking apart and cleaning your gear at least once in a six month period.
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Old December 22, 2011, 03:36 PM
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You may have overlooked the fact that liquid evaporates through the tubing, some faster than others. A 0.75" drop in a year is reasonable, possibly also contributed by residual air pockets.
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You should be taking apart and cleaning your gear at least once in a six month period.
I agree. Uninstall your loop, clean it, check every connection and refill it. With no apparent leaks, i would say it is just normal evaporation. Watercooling requires a lot more maintenance than air-cooling...
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Old December 28, 2011, 02:53 PM
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unless it's completely sealed off it's probably evaporated away.
after several years of water cooling with custom loops its very normal for this to happen the hotter the system the faster it happens ( my folding machine did it alot faster then others in my house )
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Like everyone else said... its normal and I redo my loop every 6 months or so...
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