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newbietocm    0

fellow cmers, i need your help with my aquagate....

basic question is this:

is it better to have tube lenght short between cpu block and aquagate - or to have them longer?

which one will provide better water flow and cooling?

also, my temps don't seem to good, my air cooling setup was actually better?

p4 1.8 @ 2.52

air: idle 32-34, load 39-42

aquagate: idle 30-34, load 40-45

i think this might be due to the tube lenght, mine are quite long 12-14inches eaech, when the distance is only about 4-6 inches between the cpu and the aquagate - a whole lot of twisting going on

also, i could try reapplying the as5 i guess, now tha the system is fully set up?

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Mr. Miyagi    2

How long have you had the setup running? Did you wait 3 days for the AS5 to "cure"? The length of the hoses don't affect the temps a lot, maybe 1-2 Celsius.

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newbietocm    0

now with "curing" - does that mean not running hte system for 3 days, or just letting hte stuff cure and knowing that after 3 days, the temps will probably change?

here is a pic of my setup

http://www.overclock.net/member.php?u=2756

the only thing being cooled is the cpu - i think you can notice that my tube length is pretty long, and the pump might not be working as well as it can - i.e. as it might if the tubes went directly from aquagate to block - like 4 inches[/url]

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Mr. Miyagi    2

What I mean for 3 days is the computer running for 3 days. After 3 days of running, your computer temps should be lower. It would also help to trim down the hoses, but I really can't see from the picture you provided us.

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ninuhadida    0

it would be better if you have short tubes, cause there will be more pressure on the block... try it, use some as5 for you cpu thermal paste, and whoa! :D

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newbietocm    0

ok, so shorter tubes is the way to go, and some as5 (i have an as5 knock off... antec brand i think)

but is this correct, since i already have everything installed?

1)unplug non-leak tubes from aquagate

2)remove aquagate from system

3)lay system flat

4)take off the cpu block

5)drain tubes of existing coolant back into container

6)un screw the bolts on the cpu block

7)take off tube and cut

8)put bolts back on

9)put block back onto the cpu

10)plug tubes back into the aquagate

11)with aquagate still out of system, run it to fill tubes again

12)put aquagate back into case

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newbietocm    0
Yeah, that sounds about right.

thanks mr miyagi--

last question - does as5 really make that much of a difference - in comparison to other silver thermal compounds?

everyone talks about it, i have never used it, i just thought that all silver thermal compounds were the same?

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