Corsair H60 liquid cooler Problem

Discussion in 'Computer Cases, Power Supplies and Cooling' started by terminator, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. terminator

    terminator New Member

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    My H60 that I just bought is acting very strange, its been between 70 and 100c but once I got it to run at 30c for about ten minuets then it started to rise to 70c(With the radiator fan as intake) so then I shut it off and switched the radiator fan to exhaust. booted it up and it was running at 30c untill I rebooted 40 mins later.... and its running at 98c! so now im pretty much banging my head on the desk. iv'e tried everything to my knowledge. Switching between one fan and push pull, switching between , PWR_FAN, CHA_FAN and CPU_FAN, replacing thermal past, remounting pump, radiator and fan. Iv'e made sure all my fans are plugged in, and the pump is mounted correctly (not to loose not to tight) with arctic silver 5. The radiator and pump are plugged in correctly according to the instructions. I don't know if I have received a dead cooler or I have damaged my motherboard while switching cases or fighting the H60. (I bought a new case as well)

    Hope some one can help, would appreciate it very much. Here are all my specs

    Case
    Cooler Master HAF-932 advanced
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

    Motherboard
    ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131398

    Processor I have the stock cooler, should probably try it eh?
    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

    Power Supply
    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

    Video Card
    Radeon HD 5670 (Redwood)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150466

    Ram
    G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (x2)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231185
     
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  2. linkin

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    100c!? You've likely damaged the CPU! Max temp for it is 62c! Permanent damage occurs at 100c.

    Make sure the pump is plugged into a molex connector so it always runs full speed. Intake works best for these coolers, and I hope you've been changing the thermal paste properly. That is a necessity, not an option.
     
  3. terminator

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    I hope not! it never hit 100 just 98, close enough though I guess. but its very strange because it was fine until I restarted it.

    A molex connector? you mean this? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molex hows that gonna work?

    I have applied thermal paste plenty of times and always do it properly.

    I have it set up as intake right now.
     
  4. linkin

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    Okay then make sure you have the AMD bracket on and the thumbscrews tightened as far as your hand will allow, then some with a screwdriver.

    You can use a 3 pin to molex adapter as the pump plug is 3/4pin like a fan. Plug it into a 3 pin and make sure that header is set for max speed in the BIOS.
     
  5. terminator

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    I tried tightening it as far as I could, actually so far that the bracket was bending some. but I should probably do that again.

    like this?
    [​IMG]

    I also read that plugging the pump into the PWR_FAN will make the pump run 100% all the time so I tried that and booted it up, 50c and rising so I shut it off quickly. :angry:

    But yeah ill have to get an adapter and see what that does

    This really baffles me because it worked WONDERFULLY twice, once with the included thermal paste ran for 10 mins and again with the arctic silver for 40 mins. then I shut it off turned it back on to see what it does and its at 98c.....:gun:
     
  6. linkin

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    That's the right adapter you need. Plug the pump header into that and then plug a molex into the other end.

    Would you care to take a pic of inside your case? Just to see if anything is amiss.

    Where are you mounting the radiator and fans? Mine goes like this:

    Rear of case > Fan1 > Radiator > Fan2 > Inside case
     
  7. terminator

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    Okay, ill look around and see if i can get one locally.

    I can get a picture of it in the morning.

    Right now I have Rear of case > Fan 1 > Radiator > Inside case

    But I have tried the same set up you have but with two different fans, with the same bad results. they might have had different speeds idk.
     
  8. linkin

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    Any luck?
     
  9. terminator

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    I found an adapter that an extra fan for my case had. (well that all my fans had) Tried that with the same bad results, started at 60 and rising.

    Hears a pic of the case
    [​IMG]

    currently the pump is plugged into the power supply. radiator fan is plugged into the 4 pin CPU_FAN. Iv'e also tried plugging the fan into the PWR_FAN and the CHA_FAN.

    (edit)
    Someone told me to see if the pump is vibrating or emitting a low hum. I do not think its is vibrating, maybe just a tiny bit but that's probably just from all the other fans or the hard drives. I don't think its humming ether, though its hard to tell with three 230mm fans going.
     
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  10. linkin

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  11. terminator

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    Yeah I think so as well. I bought it through Newegg, should I RMA it to them or Corsair?
     
  12. linkin

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    I'd go through Corsair. When I had to RMA my RAM kit it took a total of 2 weeks from creating the request to getting my replacement in the mail.

    Just select the express RMA option (or "I'm and expert and I know what I'm doing" as it might say) and mention you think the pump failed. I think that's what's happened.
     
  13. terminator

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    Okay, thanks for all the help! BTW I installed my stock HSF and everything is fine.

    Ill reply here when or if I get a replacement.
     
  14. xxmorpheus

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    that corsair h60 is most likely shot. You also wanna make sure its on pretty tight but not enough to damage the motherboard. put your fingers on the hoses when pc is on, you should feel water rushing inside. no way in hell any cpu runs that hot with this thing.
     
  15. xxmorpheus

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    Just select the express RMA option (or "I'm and expert and I know what I'm doing" as it might say) and mention you think the pump failed. I think that's what's happened.[/QUOTE]




    +1 for sure the pump is doa
     
  16. terminator

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    I cant seem to find the express RMA option. Do you have to have an account on the website?
     
  17. linkin

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    I think it differs by product type. You'll just have to go through the steps.
     
  18. StrangleHold

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    If it hasnt been 30 days send it back to newegg. As soon as they get it they will mail you out a replacement.
     
  19. terminator

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    Okay, RMA form filled out and sent. Ill reply here when they contact me.
     
  20. terminator

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    Ah dang, to late now I guess. It shouldn't really matter right?
     

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