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shabba100 October 19, 2012 06:34 AM

save CPU
Hello all, I've been running my liquid cooling system over a year now, it just occur to me that if my pump should ever stop working, i wouldn't know or maybe find out when itís too late. Does anyone have any advice can pass along so i can improve upon my system and maybe save me a CPU in the long run, please it would be greatly appreciated.:punk::bananafunky:

Bond007 October 19, 2012 06:40 AM

You could use a program (if you don't mind one running the background) that monitors temps and will give you an alert if it exceeds the value of your choosing. I don't use it consistently, but I have ASUS PC Probe and I know it has that functionality...I am sure there are other options as well.

Bloodystumps October 19, 2012 07:05 AM

If your pump has a tech wire you should have that on the mobo header or maybe a fan controller so that IF it does stop you get a warning .

I soldered a tech wire on to my D5 and plugged it into the MOBO

shabba100 October 19, 2012 10:57 AM

thank you all, i will check to see if that wire is there if and look to to a program. by the way is that program call ASUS PC Probe?

Bond007 October 19, 2012 11:59 AM


Originally Posted by shabba100 (Post 664062)
thank you all, i will check to see if that wire is there if and look to to a program. by the way is that program call ASUS PC Probe?

If I recall correctly yes...I am not on my desktop right now, so I cannot confirm.

mleunm October 19, 2012 01:40 PM

surprised it would still work after pump fails...

my nephews machine had an intel stock air cooler and it would start up but immediately shut down....after looking inside the case discovered that the push pins? on the corner of the cooler wasnt attached to the mb therefore it wasnt touching the cpu and the cpu would overheat....

sswilson October 19, 2012 01:57 PM

By rights, the thermal protection of the CPU should kick in before any real damage is done to the CPU. There should also be a setting in bios for both fan RPM (for the tach connection) and/or a thermal threshhold setting which will turn off the PC above a certain temp.

geoc October 19, 2012 06:27 PM

I forgot to plug my pump in several times while tinkering with my PC before. The computer ran for less than a minute before it shut off itself. Like a moron, I powered it up again, only for it to do the same thing again, and then I realized my pump wasn't plugged in.

So thermal protection will kick in if your pump does not run, and you don't have to worry about it.

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