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PC water cooler dripping noise!!

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#1 Arbiter1170


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 08:43 AM

I'm really in need of assistance..

As of two days ago, I started hearing a dripping sound. I have a closed loop on my PC, but I never touched it or filled it. It's been running for almost 3 years, with zero noise ever coming from it. The computer came pre built, so I wasn't really sure what I was getting into at the time.

So what could it be? There doesn't seem to be water damage. The loop seems to be in good shape.. The dripping only starts when I'm gaming. When I'm sitting idle on the desktop I don't hear anything from the cooler.

It's a HP Phoenix 2013 series.

Here's an album of pictures.

And here's a video of the sound. https://vid.me/vFRC

Should I try to replace the water cooler? literally have no idea how.. I'm kind of scared to try and do it, since this was all setup for me I had no worries.. But I have no idea how to do water cooling. Help would be greatly appreciated :).

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 10:49 AM

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
This is a Zip file, you will need a program like 7-Zip to extract the program.
When you have downloaded the Speccy Snapshot you will need to extract the program.  In order to do this click on Extract all as seen in the image below.
After extracting the program you will be prompted to Select a Destination and Extract Files.  You can change the location suggested or choose another location.  After you have decided on the location click on Extract.
In the page that opens you will see two Applications.  The first is for a 32-bit operating system, the second is for a 64-bit operating system.  Click on the version which applies to your operating system.  This will open the Speccy Snapshot.
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy 
If there was a leak in the liquid cooling system there would be evidence in the bottom of the case.  Are you seeing any drops of cooler?

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