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    Default Question about topping of cooling system

    My cooler master glacer 240l is getting a lot of air in it. Keeps air locking the pump when I start the computer. I was wondering if I could just mix distilled water in with what is already there and top off my rad that way? Also I was thinking of contacting cooler master but I don't want to send my unit in and I don't know if they would send me coolant. Any thoughts?

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    Default Re: Question about topping of cooling system

    I know that Swiftech has said that topping off the H220 with distilled water is fine. I have never seen anything from CM on the subject, though, and they do use a different fluid. Did you try to email CM support?

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    Default Re: Question about topping of cooling system

    Quote Originally Posted by joshjaks View Post
    My cooler master glacer 240l is getting a lot of air in it. Keeps air locking the pump when I start the computer. I was wondering if I could just mix distilled water in with what is already there and top off my rad that way? Also I was thinking of contacting cooler master but I don't want to send my unit in and I don't know if they would send me coolant. Any thoughts?

    Getting air out of that loop is a complete pain in the ass. Yes you can use distilled water. That is what I used in it. Got it a lot quieter but not as much as I would like.
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    Default Re: Question about topping of cooling system

    Thanks. Yeah I didn't do support yet because I thought the I'd get a faster answer here. I'll get some distilled water this afternoon.

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    Default Re: Question about topping of cooling system

    How do you know if a pump is air locking?
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    Default Re: Question about topping of cooling system

    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    How do you know if a pump is air locking?
    I'm not 100% sure but it only happens after my comp has been shutdown a while. The cpu temp jumps straight up as soon as I turn it on, I wiggle my case around to try and get the liquid in and when I turn my comp back on, I hear lots of air bubble noise but work fine.

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    My Glacer always makes a gurgling noise but works fine. Keeps Temps down. Problem is my 8120 is starting to degrade and doesn't oc well anymore.
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    Default Re: Question about topping of cooling system

    Quote Originally Posted by joshjaks View Post
    I'm not 100% sure but it only happens after my comp has been shutdown a while. The cpu temp jumps straight up as soon as I turn it on, I wiggle my case around to try and get the liquid in and when I turn my comp back on, I hear lots of air bubble noise but work fine.
    I know exactly what you mean. The one I reviewed started that after I added the GPU to the loop. Thought I had got all of the air out but I guess not because the pump did just what yours is doing and it died a few weeks later. mike had to RMA it and get a new one. They are very hard to refill and get the air out.
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    Would adding a tube res to the loop help?
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    Default Re: Question about topping of cooling system

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    I know exactly what you mean. The one I reviewed started that after I added the GPU to the loop. Thought I had got all of the air out but I guess not because the pump did just what yours is doing and it died a few weeks later. mike had to RMA it and get a new one. They are very hard to refill and get the air out.
    Seeing a slew of bad pump reviews on newegg with numbers to call from manufacturer responses. I think I'll just call them, probably the safe route to go.

    Edit: Just called and the guy flat out told me it wasn't working properly and should RMA it. I'll be getting that started immediately. =D

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