08.10.06

My Water Pump Died!

Posted in Shorts at 12:13 am by jw

Monday night, the water pump in my PC died. 

It was making a strange noise, so in a fit of inspiration I took it and shook it a bit, hoping it was just some grit lodged in there.  I guess it wasn’t, because once I did that not only did the noise stop but the water stopped flowing as well.  From there, the CPU temperature on my PC started jumping about a degree a second so I figured it was a really good time to just turn the whole system off.

Of course, this now gives me the opportunity to be a bigger and better pump in it, but while I’m waiting for the parts to arrive I now have a girlie little fan on the CPU, which is annoyingly keeping the processor cooler than the old water system did (though I do admit I have the side off the case and a bunch of components left out because I know I have to pull it apart again when the new cooler components arrive.

3 Comments »

  1. Volith Said:

    August 13, 2006 at 12:44 pm

    Hey Ddrak, water systems easy to set up? Does it make the system quite a bit heavier? IS there a video card adapter? My evga 6800 gets hot playin just eq even.

  2. jw Said:

    August 14, 2006 at 12:58 am

    They aren’t too bad to set up – it’s pretty basic stuff, pump to water blocks to radiator to reservoir to pump. Run it for a while to make sure there’s no leaks (I had a few that I’ll post about later) and then clip the CPU block on the same way you would a fan.

    You can get video card adapters, chipset adapters, HDD coolers, anything you can think of really.

    Check out http://www.futuremark.com/forum/showthread.php?t=466

  3. Volith Said:

    August 19, 2006 at 11:05 am

    Ahh ok, sorry haven’t checked back in a while. Thanks for the info, ill come back ot check the link out, I have to go to a softball game at 3pm est. Ttyl.

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