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Left AIO in car in cold weather

Accidentally left my Lian Li Galahad AIO in my car last night. Lowest temp it got to was 16 degrees. Is it going to be okay? I’ve heard mixed things. Most people seem to think the coolant won’t freeze until -30 or so

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I assume you're talking in degrees Fahrenheit?

If Fahrenheit: should be okay I guess, these items do have to be designed to be carried on a truck in winter weather too.

If Celcius: that's totally fine.

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Honestly, I'd just give it power and run it for a day not attached to your computer.  It might be going too far, but I'd take water-based markers or something that will smear/spread when it gets wet and draw yourself a quick n dirty grid or scribble doesn't really matter.  Place AIO over paper check next day for drips and changes to the lines?

 

That's all i can think of other than sayin F it. and yolo'  it with your PC which I wouldn't recommend.

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It’s Fahrenheit. I assume lian li uses add ins that lower the freezing point? 

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Just now, Ryan829 said:

It’s Fahrenheit. I assume lian li uses add ins that lower the freezing point? 

But if they don't, water expands as it freezes so you could have a micro crack in a seal or one of the solder joints on the radiator.  New AIOs are pretty dang resilient.  I'd call Lian Li and verify or just run a little experiment over night.  Might actually need a heat source on the block to heat and expand/ put pressure on the liquid in there.. that or aim a blow drier at the radiator to build a bit of pressure up from the heat.  I had a HUGE hole in my car's radiator, but until the water got hot enough to build pressure nothing leaked.

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I would advice doing same as with everything with freezing risk. Keep it in room temps for day or two before powering it. The thing being closed means that even freezing doesn't bring foreign material into it, nor should it remove particles from other parts of the loop. But powering it with liquid possibly frozen (not even fully) and in contact with mechanical parts can cause issues.

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