Cleaning Water-Cooled Loop - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-16-2011, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 91
Default Cleaning Water-Cooled Loop

My system was having troubles keeping my North bridge & CPU Temps cool on idle (~75C and 55C, respectively...) and I wanted to figure out the problem. It turns out my 3 fans below my Thermochill 120.3 were all "gunked up" and would not spin fast or even at all.

So since it had been ~1.5 since installing the water loop, I tore it all down to clean up all the gunk that had been forming on the side of the tubing, as well as cleaning on the radiator. This also gave me a chance to order 3 new Razer fans that will hopefully not go bad like the 3 Yate Loons previously had.

My question is, can I stop this gunk from building up inside the system? It is a thin layer of whitish film that was lining all the tubes. I put PT Nuke in Distilled Water in my loop, and continued to change the water out every ~4 months, but is this still natural?
__________________

Ejjman1 is offline  
Old 09-16-2011, 05:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Sean W.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Claremont CA.
Posts: 2,095
Default Re: Cleaning Water-Cooled Loop

did you ever use any dye? also, a lot of people get " silver kill coil " and put it in their resevior, that also helps from build up occurring.
__________________

__________________
Modded Raidmax Hyperion Case
MSI Z97M Gaming
4770K
16gigs Corsair Vengeance 1866mhz
SLI GTX 980s
Samsung 830 Series 128gig SSD
EVGA G2 850W power supply
2x Alphacool ST30 240mm, 1x Alphacool ST30 120mm, swiftech Micro res, Enzotech Rev A. CPU water block, Full Coverage EKWB GPU blocks, modded Vari MCP655 pump
LG 34UM95 21:9 Ultrawide 3440x1440 monitor
Sean W. is offline  
Old 09-16-2011, 06:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 91
Default Re: Cleaning Water-Cooled Loop

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean W. View Post
did you ever use any dye? also, a lot of people get " silver kill coil " and put it in their resevior, that also helps from build up occurring.

No on the dye.

Hmm...I could see if I could get some locally, .999 Pure Silver Strip, except, how does it stack up against PTN? Seems like a personal preference, and maybe I didn't put enough in last time.

And how much is required? Barely any or what?
Ejjman1 is offline  
Old 09-16-2011, 07:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Slaymate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 7,946
Default Re: Cleaning Water-Cooled Loop

I've got one of these in my loop

IandH Silver KillCoils - Antimicrobial .999 Fine Silver Tubing / Reservoir Strip Products Model: IANDH-KILLCOIL [IANDH-KILLCOIL] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Slaymate is offline  
Old 09-28-2011, 07:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 91
Default Re: Cleaning Water-Cooled Loop

Ah, after finding out my rad had around 6+ holes, I replaced it with another one,

Black Ice Xtreme III Rad, with 3 RAZER fans on it

Under 100% load, now sit around 45C and 30C idle, very very happy.
Ejjman1 is offline  
Old 09-29-2011, 03:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Sean W.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Claremont CA.
Posts: 2,095
Default Re: Cleaning Water-Cooled Loop

sounds good, nice job!
__________________

__________________
Modded Raidmax Hyperion Case
MSI Z97M Gaming
4770K
16gigs Corsair Vengeance 1866mhz
SLI GTX 980s
Samsung 830 Series 128gig SSD
EVGA G2 850W power supply
2x Alphacool ST30 240mm, 1x Alphacool ST30 120mm, swiftech Micro res, Enzotech Rev A. CPU water block, Full Coverage EKWB GPU blocks, modded Vari MCP655 pump
LG 34UM95 21:9 Ultrawide 3440x1440 monitor
Sean W. is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Water Cooled PSU GSM CEO New Systems | Building and Buying 14 02-19-2007 02:08 PM
cleaning block or loop GrimReaper23 New Systems | Building and Buying 8 05-29-2006 11:31 PM
water cooled pc for 1k 20mm Overclocking and Modding 26 04-06-2006 05:31 PM
Water cooled... CThomte7 Overclocking and Modding 5 05-31-2005 04:53 PM
water cooled computer? Discusman Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 6 01-03-2005 01:28 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.