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November 28, 2002 5:07:30 PM

I just ordered a water cooling kit from FrozenCPU.com. I would appreciate it if someone could answer some questions for me.

- Do I use distilled water?
- How often will I need to refill the resevior?
- Is it okay to use food coloring in the water?
- Do I use thermal compound between the cpu and water block?

Thanks!

Joseph Karr Gilland
<A HREF="http://www.josephgilland.com" target="_new"> Joseph Gilland Inc. </A>

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November 28, 2002 5:14:58 PM

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Do I use distilled water?

I think thats a good idea. Less amount of impurities can't hurt.
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How often will I need to refill the resevior?

The water cooler is a completely closed system, so ideally never.
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Is it okay to use food coloring in the water?

I can't see why not. Its not harmful, and I doubt it will have any negative effect on the thermal capacity of the water.
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Do I use thermal compound between the cpu and water block?

Yes!

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November 28, 2002 5:51:31 PM

Thanks for the quick reply. I just remembered a few more things I needed to know.

- If I needed to drain the system, how in the world would I go about doing so?

Oh, and also, how do I go about unlocking my Athlon T-Bird 1.3 Ghz using the 'pencil' trick? I know it wears off, but it's the only resource I have at the moment. What are some others way to unlock it?

Thanks!

Joseph Karr Gilland
<A HREF="http://www.josephgilland.com" target="_new"> Joseph Gilland Inc. </A>
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November 28, 2002 7:38:50 PM

Draining? Well the water goes out the same way it came in :lol:  . Im not sure what you mean here. Just drain the water and make sure nothing gets wet. And if something does get wet, make sure you dont power on the system until its completely dry.

Regarding unluocking CPU, I have no experience in that. But a lot of people here has AMD CPU so they should be able to answer.

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November 28, 2002 8:06:51 PM

You should use de-ionised water because it does not conduct electrisity so if there is a leak then you wont get a short circuit. Its recommended you check your resovior every few months because some water will get lost, its a gud idea to get a clear resovoir so you can check the water levels more easily. Yes you should use thermal compount between the block and CPU.

Why use windows when you can use doors?
November 29, 2002 1:05:01 AM

just use solder or some metal-containing liquid to make the connections between the contacts that won't wear off. just make sure you don't connect the wrong ones.
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