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    Talking Just forgot to turn on my water pump....

    Whoops! I just realised that I'd forgotten to plug in my water pump for my W/C X2 3800+ for an hour or two although it was strange, no crashes and was happily humming away at 45°C!

    Thank goodness it wasn't a hot day and I didn't fry anything *phew*!
    I see, said the blind man to his deaf wife as he stuck his wooden leg out of the door to feel if it was raining.

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    lol it was probs acting a heat sink or osmehtign! probs find u turn it on and ur temps go up now!
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    Provided you've got enough airflow most systems can run without the pump provided you aren't doing anything too fancy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SourceQuench
    Whoops! I just realised that I'd forgotten to plug in my water pump for my W/C X2 3800+ for an hour or two although it was strange, no crashes and was happily humming away at 45°C!

    Thank goodness it wasn't a hot day and I didn't fry anything *phew*!
    I never thought you could get away with that!!

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    Money Saving Tip: if you can't afford to watercool your CPU, just buy a waterblock and pray it stays fairly cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pr0p4g4nd4
    Money Saving Tip: if you can't afford to watercool your CPU, just buy a waterblock and pray it stays fairly cool.
    True, true! Just think, I saved about 0.05kWh of electric too!

    I'm using a DD TDX block on which I replaced the perspex top with a brass one, glad I did now otherwise methinks that there could've been more of a mess!

    *checks pump* ah yes, it's on... a bit cooler now
    I see, said the blind man to his deaf wife as he stuck his wooden leg out of the door to feel if it was raining.

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    I must admit I keep wanting to upgrade to a newer asetek pump with all the fancy software monitoring/flow rate control just so that i could get the thing to shutdown if it boots up without a pump running!
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    Well to try and counteract my forgetfulness, I previously bought a OneClick power strip to make sure that the pump automatically turned on when the PC did - although in this case because my PC's still in bits it's actually plugged into a "normal" power strip - doh!
    I see, said the blind man to his deaf wife as he stuck his wooden leg out of the door to feel if it was raining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SourceQuench
    Well to try and counteract my forgetfulness, I previously bought a OneClick power strip to make sure that the pump automatically turned on when the PC did - although in this case because my PC's still in bits it's actually plugged into a "normal" power strip - doh!
    Hey - yeah i got one of those too - but i use it to turn off/on everything in the room when the computer switches off/on to save power etc. Very good it is too - although a bit pricey i thought. My pump is controlled via a relay which is thrown when the pc powers up.
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    Some people purposefully set up convection current so that they down need a pump at all. Im surprised your temperatures stayed so low though.

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