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Old 03-25-2006, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Liquid cooling help

With liquid cooling when the liquid runs out does that turn the computer off without frying anything?

Do you have to use liquid?

Can you use water instead of that?

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Old 03-25-2006, 04:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can use tap water, distilled water or de ionised water. The best one would be distilled.

I don't understand 'when it runs out' but if you mean if the pump turns off or if there is a leak, then when the CPU/other components get to their max temp threshold then the PC will shut its self off.


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Old 03-25-2006, 04:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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generally using water is a bad idea in a liquid cooling system, use a nonconductive fluid like FluidXP+ (
and if the computer gets hot enough (due to losing liquid from cooling system), than it should shut off before stuff fries, especially if your pump is set to shut comp off if fluid levels are low
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Old 03-25-2006, 09:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yes .. well most ppl use water and some colored coolant.. but my idea and threshold.. is when i do water cooling ima find what my cpus max load is the temp then lower the shut down threshhold so if anything so just like 10 degress above max... the computer shuts down.. you could do that.....

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