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Overheating and no clue why?

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My sig rig running on an XSPC Rasa 240 kit.

I was running fine and just surfing the web when the ASUS AI monitor gave me the message that my cpu was overheating

I quickly turned the PC off and booted back into the bios which showed my temps at 97*C

I turned off the PC and looked inside the case and I think I hear the pump running but the block feels HOT to the touch. No leaks either

What could cause this all of the sudden? And did the temps permanently damage my cpu?

~Zax
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post #2 of 5
Sounds like the pump went bad, normally pumps wont "die" meaning they will still be acquiring power and trying to turn and pump, but the motor will give out and just stop pumping coolant. Thats what it sounds like to me, also because those kits are known to have just "eh" pumps and tend to barely be able to move enough coolant in the first place. So from the symptoms mentioned, I say a dead pump, but we would have to physically check every part to make sure in a case like this... I wouldnt use to computer with the kit right now, for the mean time I would throw on a spare cooler until everything is smoothed out again thumb.gif


EDIT: As for the dmg to the CPU, if it was AMD, you probably would have. Since you are on Intel, and a K version of the chip as well, I would say you are fine biggrin.gif Though, like I said above, if you are constantly running it at that temp, YES, you will dmg the chip. I would cease all computing until there is another cooler on the chip and things have been smoothed out. (Intel's chip can withstand MUCH higher running temps without dmg, though you might have limited some of the higher clocks the chip might have been able to hit, you should be fine for any average OC'ing and so on and so forth, just dont expect a golden chip anymore thumb.gif lol)
Edited by Add3r - 1/29/12 at 4:43pm
post #3 of 5
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I pulled out the unit and put a intel cooler in and I tried plugging the molex from the pump in separate and sure enough the pump is not moving any water.

Any idea on XSPC's customer service and if I will get another replacement pump?
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post #4 of 5
Yup, it's probably the pump. My pump from the Rasa kit failed after three months; was just glad I was at my machine when it happened.

As for XSPC's customer service, perhaps someone else can chime in. I tossed mine out.
    
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For real I usually leave it on when I go somewhere... No more now

Glad I was sitting here when it kicked the bucket.

Well now for new parts! This kit is going into the new build and I am wanting to do a new loop for this one

Any suggestions?
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Crucial M4 128gb & Crucial C300 60gb SSD & 2x 1... Asus 24x CD/DVD-RW XSPC RASA 240 Kit Windows 7 Pro 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
4 x ASUS VN247H-P's in Surround + Accessory Logitech G15 Corsair HX750 NZXT Phantom-White 
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Crucial M4 128gb & Crucial C300 60gb SSD & 2x 1... Asus 24x CD/DVD-RW XSPC RASA 240 Kit Windows 7 Pro 64bit 
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4 x ASUS VN247H-P's in Surround + Accessory Logitech G15 Corsair HX750 NZXT Phantom-White 
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