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Old 1st July 2005, 12:57   #1
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Default Watercooling: mono-ethyleen-glycol ?

I would like to fill up my watercooling setup again.

Went to my local hardwareshop and found demi. water and a bottle of coolingwater.
Specs. : Anti corrosie and good cooling.

It is based on mono-ethyleenglycol. May I use this for my watercooling setup and how much do I need ?

Thanks in advance
Old 1st July 2005, 23:54   #2
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maybe this can help:
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Old 13th July 2005, 15:46   #4
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Having troubles , I think.
After running two weeks with 1/5 coolwater en 4/5 Demiwater I think I've got algea's.??
My eheim pomp is running 24/24. Still in my waterreservoir there are some white stuff floating.
Possible ?
It 's a closed system with a small water reservoir. About 1 litre of mixed water used to fill up my waterloop.
Useing tubes of the local hardwareshop. (green) I don't know if they are PVC or not.
Could this be the problem?
Coolingblocks are from Zalman (like the Resorator) about 6 months old.
Specs now .
AMD XP2800+Barton, Hercules Radion 9800pro at 34C at normal use of pc.
Old 13th July 2005, 23:53   #5
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I don't know much about WC but doesn't water wetter prevent the formation of algeas amongst other things?
Old 14th July 2005, 07:56   #6
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I was thinking this also. Still I don't know what's happening.
Someone else having the same problem?
Old 14th July 2005, 14:27   #7
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I did not have the problem after one year of use - 95% distilled water and 5% anti-freeze. The latter unlike the system is used below freezing temp; rather for lubricating the seals.

25 to 35C temp range is wonderfull for bacteria growth.

Make sure the stuff is not from foaming.

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Old 14th July 2005, 15:47   #8
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I am sure it is not foam. But I am using about 20 % of anti-freeze.
Perhaps it is too much. I will refill with 5% and see what happens.

Thanks in advance
Old 18th August 2005, 14:51   #9
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After rebuilding my 'cube case' (posted in this forum : HEC WinPower Win 550UB PSU
filled the system with 5% of anti-freeze and is now running sweet.
Old 11th November 2005, 10:03   #10
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Why call it "watercooling" if it's really monoethileenglycol.Better term would be "liquidcoooling",right?
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