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Can I mount my heater core upside down???

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cyber mouse45

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While I’m waiting for my new cpu to arrive, I decided to rearrange my H2O setup again since I never really had it finalized. But I had a question for you guys. Can I mount my heater core upside down like this?? Thanks! :)
 

Diggrr

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Nov 29, 2001
Yes it'll run that way, but watch for air trapped in it. On mine, a small section must've had air trapped. When I tipped the box one afternoon, I could hear a bunch of air hit the pump. As this was the two day test before the mobo and componenets went in, it was the perfect time to work out these details (and the trapped air).

It didn't cause any real problems, it just made me wonder if the trapped air could've effected cpu temps. I'd bet yes.

I'd recommend that once you get the system filled and your still in the testing phase, dismount the rad and turn it over when the pump's running, just to make sure all the air makes it out. Once this is done, it shouldn't become a problem again unless the system is emptied for some reason.

Have fun!
 

orangezero

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Jul 31, 2001
good to know. i've read laying them flat isn't a good thing. but as long as all the air is out of it, i think it would be okay also.
 

xhwfed

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Just don't forget that this will put more pressure on the pump........ but other then that it would be fine