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AIO CPU Watercoolers

Post by 0v3rz34l0u5 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:50 pm

I’ve had a look around the internet but I can’t find anything conclusive.

I’ve had a Corsair H100i for four and a half years and it’s started getting hot. Not ludicrously hot but enough to start heating the room and causing games to lag. Does anyone know if they dry out?
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Re: AIO CPU Watercoolers

Post by Spadgy » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:41 pm

Could be corrosion of the pipework or fouling of the medium making it less efficient. I know in the brewing industry we regularly change out any medium to avoid these issues.
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Re: AIO CPU Watercoolers

Post by samuraipxi » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:50 pm

I believe the AIO cooler solution is supposed to last the life of the product. My first check would be the dust in the radiator fins, if I was to clean mine I would take it out and blast air through the fins.

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Re: AIO CPU Watercoolers

Post by BillBailey » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:23 pm

I'd say the RAD is clogged mate.
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Re: AIO CPU Watercoolers

Post by 0v3rz34l0u5 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:27 pm

I thought that might be the case. Unfortunately I think it means stripping it down as the motherboard is in the way. If all goes well, I may be able to attack it from above.

Cheers for the help! I’ll let you know how it goes!
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Re: AIO CPU Watercoolers

Post by BillBailey » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:27 am

Get yourself a can of compressed air.
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Re: AIO CPU Watercoolers

Post by 0v3rz34l0u5 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:52 pm

I've got a compressor at work which I'm going to borrow!
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Re: AIO CPU Watercoolers

Post by 0v3rz34l0u5 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:24 pm

I'm not sure if I also have a broken sensor!

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Re: AIO CPU Watercoolers

Post by HonorOfDuty » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:55 pm

It's probably the software. My iCue gives a constant of 147°C for one of the thermal sensors yet I feel see or hear no difference from since i got my pc so I blame it on poor coding.

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Re: AIO CPU Watercoolers

Post by 0v3rz34l0u5 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:22 pm

I’ve given it a clean and it definitely seems better. I can feel the fans through the radiator too.

The sensors are reporting a ten degree difference between the CPU and pump. Is that normal or does the paste need renewing?
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