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Water Cooling not working, Help!

Mackaveli44Mackaveli44 Huntington Beach, CAPosts: 156Member Uncommon

 

Hello everybody,

 awhile back(about  a yr and a half) I purchased a computer from ibuypower(which I regret  ) that had an Aquagate Mini 80mm Water cooling system in it.  I sent the system back because the MB had malfunctioned.  They put in a new Motherboard and ever since Ive gotten my system back my Water cooling has not been working.  My CPU's temperature is sitting in the 70-80 C temperature which is way too hot.

 I recently opened the case to feel the tubbing to see if I could feel or hear any watery sound in the tubing or in the system at all and I couldnt hear a thing.  When it  WAS working I constantly heard a "swishy" sound in it and it made me feel good knowing it was working and the temps were in the low 30's.  I also noticed that when it WAS working that the tubing was NOT hot.  Now its really hot to touch.  I think when they swapped out the water cooling and placed it on the new MB, Somehow the liquid got removed, atleast I think from what I can tell.  Now, instead of completely replacing the system with a regular air fan, I wish to see If I can get this up and running again.

Any suggestions or any help as to figure out how to find out whether or not theres liquid inside.  Whether or not the pumper is busted and isnt working, and how I add more liquid to the tubing.  This is my first computer having water cooling in it and if I need to have coolent added(which Im highly sure I do), I will be taking it into a nearby computer shop(might be bestbuys geeksquad).

Any suggestions on whats going on?  Anythings appreciated.

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  • ZorvanZorvan nowhere, CAPosts: 8,912Member

    Is this what you have? http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=135

    If so, it looks like a "beginners" set-up, with the fluid pre-filled at the factory. This means more than likely you cannot change the fluid yourself, or at the very least without causing damage.

    Personally, I'd recommend just buying another set-up. They are rather cheap these days, especially for those beginner setups.

  • Mackaveli44Mackaveli44 Huntington Beach, CAPosts: 156Member Uncommon

    I believe it similar to that except mines the 80mm and not the 120.   I believe your right when you say its pre-filled but I noticed on the block that sits on the cpu, there's 1 additional tubbing slot that looks like thats where you either add or remove the liquid.  Im not sure if you can since its pre-loaded like you said but its worth a try to ask :)

    You may be right when you say it may just be better to replace it, but if someone else has any suggestions, their appreciated.

  • ZorvanZorvan nowhere, CAPosts: 8,912Member
    Originally posted by Mackaveli44


    I believe it similar to that except mines the 80mm and not the 120.   I believe your right when you say its pre-filled but I noticed on the block that sits on the cpu, there's 1 additional tubbing slot that looks like thats where you either add or remove the liquid.  Im not sure if you can since its pre-loaded like you said but its worth a try to ask :)
    You may be right when you say it may just be better to replace it, but if someone else has any suggestions, their appreciated.



     

    Well, if you can open that tubing slot without forcing it and maintaining its seal when closed again, then you can probably refill it. Make sure to get real coolant and don't just fill it with water, though.

    Also, you said it's not moving/making noise. Are you sure the pump is working? According to the specs on that thing, the pump is integrated into the block, so definitely no fixing that.

    Anyway, hope I helped a little bit. Good luck.

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