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#2163146 Murphy's Law

Posted by Cespenar on 01 January 2018 - 10:05 PM

Hello all, Happy new year.

So, Murphy's law strikes again.

After almost ten years of moving water around my rig, the ThermalTake P500 pump carked it. On Friday before Christmas!

Impeller very tight. No worries! Got a spare!

After replacing the pump, the new one would not work. It had been used once in the past when the long-lasting one got a bit tight.

I put the pump on my car battery. No luck. What is this red wire doing sticking out?

Soldering job.

Pump ran for four hours. Time for beddy byes.

Next morning, boot up and pump wont run. Worked on it in various ways. Pump was fine, but the electrics had carked it.

Two dead pumps.

PCCasegear is a good place. Got a new pump in two days.

For those of you who don't like ThermalTake, you will be pleased to know I have fitted an EK-XTOP Revo D5 PWM. The box says "Including Pump. (I thought it WAS the pump. :haha:)


After a number of years with no problems ....... I still have the touch.

#2147142 Water cooled rig temps?

Posted by Cespenar on 05 September 2015 - 01:09 AM

This afternoon Dan asked me what I wanted for Fathers Day.

So, an EK Supremacy Evo cpu block and two compression fittings are on order.

#2144777 my 4690k died so back to a g3258

Posted by Cespenar on 25 July 2015 - 02:47 AM

Hey JDM, do you think you could set up a video and give us a fireball?

#2125177 Backup problem in Win7 64bit

Posted by Cespenar on 15 July 2014 - 10:14 PM

Okay, will do and thank you all for your help.

#2096357 I think the Forum is dying

Posted by Cespenar on 01 August 2013 - 07:26 PM

I hate laptops!  Death to laptops! Hiss!  Hiss!


Put wheels  and an engine in PC's!


When a PC is running just right it is hard to keep the conversation going. I have always been a listener. I don't do much input as I have a bad short term memory problem, but it will be a sad day when we can't have a sort of long distance chat or discussion in forums like this one.

#2091485 Top line AMD?

Posted by Cespenar on 10 June 2013 - 08:00 PM

I currently have the PII X4 965BE cpu in my Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0 motherboard.


I read something on Tom's Hardware and got a bee in my bonnet.


Is the FX-8350(FD8350FRW8KHK,4.0GHz,8C,125W,rev.C0,AM3+) the fastest AMD CPU?


And if it is, how does it compare in real life to the 965?