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 Post subject: Should I Leave My Watercooling Rig Running 24/7?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 8:33 pm 
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Does anyone know if by leaving a water cooled PC running 24/7 will it prevent algae from growing better? As my thoughts are if the water is standing still things might grow faster.


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if you have the proper addative in there nothing will grow


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 5:59 pm 
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I will be using Hydrix.


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Just keeping it moving can keep it down. Some "moss" grows in flowing streams, others don't. But I always see moss in stagnant pools. So, I just assume a running system may take a bit to get the algae to a visable level.

But besides that algae issue, I'd still keep it running 24/7 as long as you have some sort of emergency shutdown software like MBM5 had. If the pump fails, I'd rather it notice this and shutdown rather than a crash that could leave the PC on in a bad state. Anything's possible, so just watch it.

I still don't trust mine yet, and turn it all off overnight. In a week or so, I'll trust it enough to keep it on. And I'm looking for other temp shutdown software, so I don't have a better solution than MBM5...


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I believe Asus boards have an overheat shutdown feature.


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striker wrote:
I believe Asus boards have an overheat shutdown feature.
But it still snoops the same crummy BIOS RO (read out). I'm thinking the only viable solution is a hardware solution. I trust thermistors/thermocouples rather than some voltage calculation based off resistor/transistor deltas.


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