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    Default Cleaning a water block

    I just took apart the water block for my motherboard and it is fairly clean just some light dusty residue. What can I use that I might have in my apartment to clean it? I want to get this mounted tonite.
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    I just used hot water and a microfiber.
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    Default Re: Cleaning a water block

    One popular cleaning method, is to flush the system with a mixture of 75% Pine-Sol and 25% Lysol. Drain and then refill your system with this mixture for really dirty systems or dilute the mixture up to 50:50 with water. Circulate this cleaning solution thru your system (preferably with the PC not running) for 10 minutes to 1 hour. Drain and flush the system until all traces of the cleaning solution are gone.


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    If you are trying to rid your system of an infestation of algae, fungi or bacteria, another popular solution is to use a 50:50 mix of Listerine and water to kill off the germs. When you are finished flushing the system, drain and refill with distilled water and your favorite coolant additives.
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    Sometimes the only way to clean badly corroded parts is to disassemble the system and clean the individual components with a strong detergent and brush. Incorporating a two-piece waterblock that can be easily disassembled will facilitate cleaning the internal passages. If the tubing has become discolored or badly stained it may be preferable to just replace it with new pieces of tubing.


    Remember, keep an eye on the system water level and watch for signs that the coolant is starting to become cloudy. Drain and refill your system with fresh coolant at least once a year.

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    Default Re: Cleaning a water block

    Thanks vinman great info I will flush the system tomorrow night. What about a tiny bit of simple green?
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