Hi, I bought a PC a few weeks ago. I didn't realize at the time of buying it that the CPU would be watercooled.
The problem I have is that I have no idea how to remove it. I do not want to keep it in as I'm not an overclocker, have no idea on how to even install one or how to even maintain it.
Also I know the risks involved with it leaking and spent quite a lot of money on my computer, so I really would like to remove it but can't afford for someone to do it for me.
It's called an "Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)"
Is there anyway someone can help me?
Probability is there is non-conducting fluid in the rig.
Don't waste your time or money removing it.
You PC could be 3 feet underwater in non-conducting fluid without anything happening.
Plus, the WC unit you describe is self-contained meaning IT WON'T leak anyway. Fluid is good for 3 years.
Is there any way to tell when it's starting to die or the coolant itself is starting to go?
I really doubt I'm going to remember in 3 years time from now, I don't have too good of a memory lol.
But also thank you, I was freaking out a bit when I first received my computer and wasn't aware of self-contained watercooling and how it's supposed to last longer, etc.
It is starting to die when your pump sounds 2 loud or stops. No real way to tell when coolant is going other than your cpu temp rising.
Don't worry about 3 yrs from now-deal with it then.
Just monitor your temps as usual. If you see any sign of a large temperature increase then either your pump has stopped or your fluid has begun to deteriorate.
Listen / check your pump every few days to see if it is unusually loud or has stopped completely. If your fluid has gone bad, the only sign you will get is your temps may increase a little.
You have nothing to worry about as long as you monitor normally.
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