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Is a sealed liquid cooler suppose to make noise when shaken?

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2 years ago#1
I just bough a zalman lq-320 and the radiator makes a swishing noise when shaken, like a half full water bottle. Isn't it suppose to be fully filled with liquid so there will be no noise when shaken?
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2 years ago#2
How would the liquid move through the loop if the whole thing was completely filled? Magic?
2 years ago#3
^ How about just simple mechanical action, i.e. the pump?
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2 years ago#4
Pardon me for not being very knowledgeable about how liquid cooling systems work, but how will a lack of air affect liquid movement through the loop if there is a pump pushing the liquid?
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2 years ago#5
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2 years ago#6
does anyone here own one of these all in one liquid coolers care to give theirs a shake to test it out for me?
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2 years ago#7
Sorry, I have two but never tried shaking them. Instinctively I would say it's a bit odd that you can hear liquid sloshing around, which implies air bubbles, which doesn't sound like a good idea, but it's pure conjecture on my part.
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2 years ago#8
I've just shaken my H60 and couldn't hear sloshing, bare in mind this is one unit.
2 years ago#9
Depends on the unit. In the manual of your cooler it will likely tell you not to mount it a certain way.

Really it's nothing to worry about though
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2 years ago#10
Clutch_Theory posted...
How would the liquid move through the loop if the whole thing was completely filled? Magic?


Omg lol....

Please tell me you were making a joke?
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