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Windows 7: Can you mix ali with nickle


26 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 64 (bit)
 
 
Can you mix ali with nickle

Im still a learner when it comes to water cooling i have the maximus vi formula and was going to use the crosschill with my EK CPU BLOCK

can it be done with no problems or am i best just leaving the crosschill out of the loop

Kind Regards
Kyle


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26 Oct 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I'm not sure I understand what you mean. Are you talking about mixing an alloy or just two types of metal in the same cooling system? Aluminum and nickel don't react with one another if that's what you're asking. I've plated aluminum with nickel many times.
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27 Oct 2013   #3

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In theory the two different metals could set up electrolysis but with many modern water cooling fluids there anti corrosive kind of like your cars radiator fluid.
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27 Oct 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Here's a good read: Galvanic Corrosion Explored

Honestly, I think most people make too much of this. Yes, it is bound to happen at some time or another, but most of the high quality units are designed, and under warranty, for quite a few years of service. It's not going to happen in a matter of months or even a couple of years.
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27 Oct 2013   #5

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

You could use a pure alcohol coolant. It's nonconductive as it remains in molecule form. (no ionic dissolution) I wonder why the author of that article didn't explore that side? If you eliminate the electrolyte, you eliminate galvanic corrosion and different metals wouldn't matter.
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28 Oct 2013   #6
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It depends on what is meant by "ali"? Aluminum, alcohol, alkali or something else?
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28 Oct 2013   #7

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

The OP's other thread...

CrossChill MVIF
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28 Oct 2013   #8

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
You could use a pure alcohol coolant. It's nonconductive as it remains in molecule form. (no ionic dissolution) I wonder why the author of that article didn't explore that side? If you eliminate the electrolyte, you eliminate galvanic corrosion and different metals wouldn't matter.
Besides alcohol possibly migrating through the hoses, eventually causing loss of coolant, there is the possibility of a leak that could result in a nice, little fire. Also, some kinds of alcohol are corrosive.
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29 Oct 2013   #9

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

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