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Windows 7: Cleaning Water Cooler ?

04 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 
Cleaning Water Cooler ?

How do you clean a CPU water cooler, compressed air, simple as that ?

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04 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

We no their are more things to do. Hard chemical and bactira can build up in the cooler. Here is just one guide. Their are many on line to choose from.

How To: Maintain Your Water-Cooling Setup - Page 2 | Maximum PC
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05 Feb 2013   #3

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

What kind of water cooler, and what is wrong with it? Why does it need cleaning?
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05 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Nothing wrong so far, I want to know
I have to follow that guide even for a H80/100 ?
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05 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

No you do not. The Corsair H series coolers are not designed to be open. You do have to keep the fins in the radiator clean.
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05 Feb 2013   #6

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

For an enclosed water loop, there is nothing you need or can do, to the best of my knowledge. For a custom water loop, there are several things that need to be done.

EDIT: LB beat me to it. I tried to rep him, but have to spread it around.
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05 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I think he just meant cleaning the fins out. If you want to be thorough, take the fans off so you have the rad free and blow air through it until its clean. While your at it, clean your fans too! Put back together.......disco.
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05 Feb 2013   #8

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Well for my two bobs worth I thought they were sealed units and anyway I also think he meant the rad fins hem selves.

In any case dont they use a glycol product in the coolers like we do cars one would think they would nearly have to as the plain water would certainly not do the cooler tubes much chop.

As for bacteria that would only be a problem if condense formed on the crud on the cooler fins anyway. We breath millions of the little blighter's with each breath and the amount on your skin is not worth thinking about unless you want to go mad.
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05 Feb 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

The only problem I see with these coolers are the fact that the pump heatsink and the radiator material are dissimilar metals, usually copper and aluminum. Over time galvanic corrosion might set up and cause some problems. I'm sure all precautions that could be taken were, and it would take a few years or more for it to happen. We'll see!
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05 Feb 2013   #10

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Read post #5 other than keep the fan and fins clean their is nothing to do to these H series Corsair coolers unless you want to experiment. If those things are done and your cooler has a problem you just replace it. That is one of the reason we use them. No muss no fuss.
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