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EK Blood Red Now Jimmy Purple?

cekim
Level 11
Or is it prince?

No sediment and these systems were last filled at roughly the same time. They were blood-red but after putting some heat into them, now they they are what you see here. I only really care if it is indicative of a problem with the metals in the system. I've read others having issues with things turning green or tygon tubing doing strange things, but red to purple seems odd.
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Nate152
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Hi cekim

When was the last time you changed your coolant? Normally it's recommended to change it once a year. I use koolance coolant and it says to change it if you notice any discoloration.

Is your pc working ok, I see it's showing code 00.

Nate152 wrote:
Hi cekim

When was the last time you changed your coolant? Normally it's recommended to change it once a year. I use koolance coolant and it says to change it if you notice any discoloration.

Is your pc working ok, I see it's showing code 00.


Chuckle, working fine, that is a "feature" of linux as far as I can tell. Every Asus system I have does that (code 00 on clean boot into linux kernel). If I boot into windows (I try to avoid that whenever possible), it doesn't do that. Both systems are working great and temps are great.

Fluid is ~2 months old (EK concentrate + distilled water). Tubing is Primo-chill stuff from EK's site.

I haven't gone hard line because, so far, I've been changing things around too often.

jrmcdou
Level 10
I only use Mayhems Concentrate. It's expensive but it also doesn't have these problems. You also may want to switch to hard tubing. You won't have to worry about plasticizer.
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cekim
Level 11
FWIW, I believe the 00 code is linux seeing the Xeon chip features, poking at ECC and finding it disabled. That's when it happens. It prints a statement about it saying that there is no handler and ECC has been disabled. Not an error about memory corruption, but see prior, a statement that represents the reality of the X99 chipset - ECC has been gimped, but it does so in a way that makes the BIOS think something has gone wrong.

As previously, I see this on all my systems running CentOS6,6.5 and now 7, even at stock clocks. It has never caused any problems.

cekim
Level 11
Been a while - finally got almost all the staining out and finished phase I of the new build (more to come on tubing and wiring, but its a never ending project).

EK, you need to stop selling that blood-red stuff...

Even if the color did not change, the effort required to remove the stain is ludicrous with this RVE and similar full-system blocks. I was a noob to modern water cooling and I assumed EK (who generally sells good stuff) would not push fluid that would, for all intents and purposes, damage their own product. Guess I was wrong. Distilled water and "clear" fluids for me from now on - lesson re-learned.

The yuck. The restored to former glory. The ~finished project - until hard-line and some wiring and Skylake X and 2080s and so on and so forth... 😉

Zarathustraa
Level 7
From what I've read it has something to do with temps. I believe that happened to Jay from Jay's two cents, with Mayhems' coolant. (EK coolant last I heard is rebranded Mayhems) It's probably the heat of your graphics cards causing the color change. Just use a different color till mayhems figures out what needs a change in their formula.

Zarathustraa wrote:
From what I've read it has something to do with temps. I believe that happened to Jay from Jay's two cents, with Mayhems' coolant. (EK coolant last I heard is rebranded Mayhems) It's probably the heat of your graphics cards causing the color change. Just use a different color till mayhems figures out what needs a change in their formula.

Wouldn't surprise me... though, as I mentioned, even if it stayed red its clearly leaving a nasty film on things that bleeds out of the main channels and on to surfaces with no flow. So, even after repeated flushing, the system had a purple tinge to it.

I've seen Jayz saga as well and frankly assumed that was more a pastel issue, but your theory and my experience seem to bear out here.

I could replace the tubes and wipe-down the reservoir, but the only way to get it off the block was a complete tear down. The smooth surfaces of the channels cleaned relatively easy, but the lesser machined surfaces proved to require buffing compound (effectively high-grit sand-paper) to clean up without removing the plating. Not what I'd call a "user serviceable" operation.

Zarathustraa
Level 7
I don't have any staining on my tubes. But, when I take my pastel out I need to do multiple flushes of the loop, and even running their cleaning solution doesn't get everything out. If I wanted to get all of the residue out, I need to take every fitting off and clean off this white dust from the fluid.