1st Test run
We have a go, the water is making it's way around the innards of the heatsink and everything is looking fine.. for now. After running like this for ~10min I noticed the heatsink was warmer then before. The pump is actually causing the water to heat up. Hmmmm...
Well, onward with the installation, to close down the whole unit I used these things:
Nicely fitting where they should:
Now assemble everything and let it run for some time. The heatsink was put on some used paper to check for leaks. After running for 10-15min I notice that there's less water in the heatsink then before, and the marks on the paper lying underneath only confirm this.. we have a leak:
Apparently I am not the only one experiencing this problem with this Blue Ice, as you can see on this page here, the guy over there had the unit already installed when it started leaking, luckily for him there was none-conductive fluid in there..
I tried refitting every single rubber sealing ring to no avail. And the fact that NO manual was provided either (even the company's homepage provides ONLY specifications of their products, no support link).
I am not going to install a leaky water-cooling unit on my motherboard and risk frying the whole PC due to a failure of the heatsink.
I didn’t get to use these clips for Socket A:
They also provide a clipping system for the P4... not that it matters now, since I can't test the performance of this unit..