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I just sold a nice watercooled computer to a guy I know, and I was wondering what is going to happen when the pump eventually fails?

The pc in question has an AMD 1100T on an Asus CHIV. pump is a D5.
Will the pc automatically shut-down when temps get too high?

I'm assuming that the owner is going to be leaving the pc on sometimes un-attended and know that the pump will eventually call it quits. I have never had a pump fail personally, but I'm sure that it's just a matter of time.

Have any of you ever had a pump fail while you were away from the computer? What did you find when you got back?
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post #2 of 13
When a chips thermal sensors reach a certain point it should automatically shut itself off to prevent damage assuming that feature hasn't been disabled in the bios.
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post #3 of 13
I believe the Phenom chips automatically shut off at around 90-100C... It's possible getting that hot could cause damage, but I would just make sure the guy knows that the pump could eventually fail and he should keep it in mind.
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post #4 of 13
It'll shut off once temperatures become unacceptable.
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post #5 of 13
As the temps climb up, the cpu will begin to throttle the clock speed and lower the voltage. As the temps continue to climb, it will actually shut itself off.
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post #6 of 13
There are some software that allow you to auto-shut down once the cpu reach certain temperature that the user define. BIOS is another option to do so let said if the pump accidentally fails.

Third party software that allows you do that,
Everest / AIDA64

I am sure there are more software allows you to do that.
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post #7 of 13
I've had it happen. Found a bubble in my hoses just above the in/out of the CPU block...checked CPU clocks/temps. Rebooted things were fine.
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post #8 of 13
You should also wire the pump tach to the board so that it shuts down when the pump dies.
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post #9 of 13
As said before your system will shut its self off to save its self. I7 processors shut off at 85c I believe, but you can configure your bios to shut your computer off at 80c or even 70c.
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post #10 of 13
Core Temp is pretty good as it has an 'Overheat protection' and can be set to initiate a shutdown at a temp you specify. It can take a few seconds to go through the shutdown process but should still be enough to stop serious overheating.
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