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Aquagate problem

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SmokeyUK    0

Hi all,:)

I'm kinda new to this overclocking stuff, and thought i would get the ball rolling buy purchasing the aquagate cooler, which i got today :).

I followed the instrctions to the letter when installing the thing, but everytime I switch my pc on the water cooler starts beeping and flashing @ me, and after 5 or so seconds it shuts down completely, so I rebooted and disconnected the shutdown wire from my mobo, still beeping away and flashing :(.

On closer inspection of my display I can just make out the water warning is flashing, the sensor is ok btw reading 18.1c 8) , I have used nearly a full bottle of that blue water and I have no air locks, any1 got any ideas???

Thanks in advance :)

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ClydeFrog    0

you have to raise the alert temp so the beeper will not sound. I think you click the top button 4 times or somthing like that

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imoz    0

I just installed mine the other day and it did the same thing. I filled it with more coolant and it hummed along nicely. I have about 150ml of fluid left.

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SmokeyUK    0

the alert temp is set @ 30 12c above what its running @, though i will try adding more ater and see if that helps.

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SmokeyUK    0

Right, I have managed to fix that water problem, not enough water :P , got just under 100ml left :shock: .

Now I have 1 more problem, the old cpu fan, if I disconnect it from the motherboard i get an error saying cpu or fan failure on boot up, then when i reconnect the cpu fan everything is ok, but I want to get rid of the fan as its too noisy :(

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SmokeyUK    0

grrrr problems are neverending :( , right here are my system specs!

P4 2.66ghz socket 478

Microstar 6579 Motherboard

GeForce FX5600 256mb gfx card

2x 512mb ddr PC2700 with copper pny heatsinks

1x 80 gig hard drive 1x 40 gig hard drive

Soundblaster Audigy Soundcard

Aquagate Cooler

3x 100mm case fans

300w PSU

....and a damn 45mm cpu fan i want to get rid off :(

Now when i boot up temps are around 8-10c but after about 30-40 secs temps drop to 0 and the cooler starts bleeping. Every thing was fine untill i reinstalled the 2 80mm fans @ the back of the case, but i dont want to get rid of them as i obviously want the pc to run as cool as possible.

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xstax    0

Wild guess I'd say you need more than a 300W PSU.

It doesn't look like your system is a power hog but I'm guessing the aquagate uses it's fair share of power.

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Karma Ghost    0

There is probably something in BIOS looking at your fan speeds. If you have an in-Windows manager like Asus Probe or Abit Manager, you should be able to have it stop sensing that one fan.

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SmokeyUK    0

Well i have looked @ my bios and theres nothing there about fan speeds, nor can i overclock my cpu :(, the cpu line is greyed out.

Weird, but if i have a few applications running or have a game like joint ops or doom 3 running, my system wont shut down, its only if i leave it at idle for 10 mins, will it shut down :(, dam annoying really, was browsing these forums when the phone rang, answered it, came back to my pc 5 mins lata, and found it switched off :( .

Tbh I must check the temp sensor, the temp in bios is saying 45c @ idle and the temp on the aquagate is jumping from 3c-5c idle and 18c-23c under load. My system dos'nt feel hot at all, quite the opposite, all i can feel is cool air flowing through the vents, aswell as the cpu cooler, thats not hot at all :?

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xstax    0

I'm not familiar with the aquagate specifically but most temp sensors aren't designed to go below 0c. I'm wondering (and one of the experts would need to verify this) would the aquagate shut down if it went below 0c.

I'm not sure what sort of coolant the aquagate uses, but it's just a water syste right? Shouldn't the temps still be at room temperature or above?

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