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Hail Ceasar January 10, 2013 02:39 AM

Loop Leaked
Hey all,

I installed a new reservoir and had to replace some tubes due to length. Well one of the connections leaked and water flowed down my mobo when I turned on the system. (fired up the pump)

Now I am getting a screaming, single tone, beep.

I have taken out all of the cards and noted moisture in all the PCI slots... It's drying face down right now...

Have I FUBAR'd my system? Any suggestions? :censored:

sswilson January 10, 2013 04:07 AM

Only time will tell. Do you have some canned air? That will help speed up the drying process.

Bungwirez January 10, 2013 05:55 AM

get a big bag of rice and stick your mobo in it for a couple days.

IRQ Conflict January 10, 2013 09:21 AM

Methyl Hydrate. Never use water in a water cooled setup. Or so I've heard.

Hail Ceasar January 10, 2013 10:36 AM

I used air to get water out of the pci slots, ill be putting a fan on it today...

SugarJ January 10, 2013 12:51 PM

Ya, having it on while wet probably toasted it. Let it dry for 24 hours and try again. You might get lucky.

Hail Ceasar January 10, 2013 01:13 PM

So I dried everything, quad-triple-checked the connections and fired her up....

She is running fine, no issues and still at 3.8ghz (on a i7-920) at 48 degrees!

I got lucky today, thanks for all the help~!

KaptCrunch January 10, 2013 02:46 PM


Originally Posted by IRQ Conflict (Post 683500)
Methyl Hydrate. Never use water in a water cooled setup. Or so I've heard.

never smoke around that stuff you may just light up the place

Methyl Hydrate is flammable and is used in phase change loop

note: may attack some tubing

IRQ Conflict January 10, 2013 08:20 PM

Ah! Yes. I never thought about it eating some plastics. Thanks for the phase change info. I didn't know that. Don't people use another type of non conductive (electrical) liquid in water loops these days?

@ Hail Caesar, glad you got that working again.

xmanrigger February 18, 2013 05:15 PM

Distilled water with a silver coil is all I use and get great temps. Water stays nice and clear in rez.

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