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My H100 makes a HDD type buzzing noise. Is that normal with these coolers?
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No, although the pump makes a little noise it's barely audible. You may have an air bubble in the pump. Lean it side to side and shake it to help free the air.
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ok it's completely silent when I'm laying it on it's side, but as soon as I stand it upright it starts making noise again.
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Ya know i had this problem honestly for about a month. I was really just to lazy to return it so i just kept it, but it seems to have gone away. It's pretty silent now and temps are great!
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Ok we'll I've had it for two weeks and it's been noisy since I got it, I don't think it's going to stop so I contacted corsair about an RMA.
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post #6 of 23
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My H100 makes a HDD type buzzing noise. Is that normal with these coolers?

im assuming its new?

theres always a break-in period on motors (or any moving components)

if its really loud then theres probably some air stuck in the impeller shaft or something. give it a good shake/bump.
also turning/shaking the radiator helps too.
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post #7 of 23
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Yeah 2 weeks old. I actually fired it up before I installed it and gave it a few shakes, turned it all different directions and let it run for 20 or so minutes before I installed it. It's dead silent when the case is on it's side. It picks back up when i stand the case back up.
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post #8 of 23
r u able to flip your radiator? maybe you can get the air bubbles stuck in the radiator instead of the pump.
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post #9 of 23
Hmmm... reading this I assume my H80 pump is NOT supposed to sound quite noisy?
I better look into this tonight!
post #10 of 23
as far as i remeber his pump (h100) is in a waterblock, and yea thats odd... mine was completely silent from the box...
r u sure it is ur h100 not the fans? some fans are not design to be in horizontal, however, im only assuming u have it in horizontal...
and does it make the noise on all settings? where is ur coolers hocked up? and does ur molex on separate loop, or with something on it?
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