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Old 11th October 2017, 7:01 PM   #1
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Default Question about my loop

It appears that I have micro bubbles along the tubing
https://imgur.com/gallery/WQAtJ
Are these normal?
How would I get rid of them?
First hardline tubing project so yeah
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Old 11th October 2017, 7:31 PM   #2
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Over time, they will all join together and work their way out.

No dramas mate
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Old 11th October 2017, 7:58 PM   #3
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Yeah i am currently waiting for mine to just go away, don't stress about it. What is making me annoyed are the ones i can see in the waterblock, they don't budge
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Yeah i am currently waiting for mine to just go away, don't stress about it. What is making me annoyed are the ones i can see in the waterblock, they don't budge
Cycle your pump a few times, and vary flow if possible. A bit of gentle rocking may also help.

I had the same last pull-down, same old block I've used for ages but bubbles got stuck this time because the loop is a bit fancier than normal (has a VRM block in it now, too). Worked its way out after a few pump cycles and a gentle rock
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Cycle your pump a few times, and vary flow if possible. A bit of gentle rocking may also help.

I had the same last pull-down, same old block I've used for ages but bubbles got stuck this time because the loop is a bit fancier than normal (has a VRM block in it now, too). Worked its way out after a few pump cycles and a gentle rock
Nothing seems to work, I've had it on every angle and while some bubbles came out, new ones emerged in there in the tighter passages, I heard something about adding a few drops of dish soap will this help?
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Old 12th October 2017, 7:40 AM   #6
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Yes, just one drop though unless your loop is mammoth mate - you don't want too much detergent in there
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Old 12th October 2017, 8:48 AM   #7
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Yes, just one drop though unless your loop is mammoth mate - you don't want too much detergent in there
Thanks i'll try. I had the loop running while i slept and nothing changed so will do just one drop and see.
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What is your pump speed set to - running it up to max makes a huge difference if your not already doing so. You can also check your reservoir - if the water level is low you could be sucking bubbles / air back through the loop. Another trick is to run a long burn in type test and get some heat into the loop - this lowers surface tension (like the soap) and makes it easier for the bubbles to shift.
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Old 13th October 2017, 5:27 PM   #9
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What is your pump speed set to - running it up to max makes a huge difference if your not already doing so. You can also check your reservoir - if the water level is low you could be sucking bubbles / air back through the loop. Another trick is to run a long burn in type test and get some heat into the loop - this lowers surface tension (like the soap) and makes it easier for the bubbles to shift.
My pump is on max, it's not running off the mobo but directly off the PSU, will that make a difference?

Good idea on the stress test I will try that.
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Sounds like your pump is running flat out - connecting directly to the PSU will be full power all the time, the motherboard headers won't increase it further.
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