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post #11 of 1734
My h60 has made a scratchy HDD noise since I first got it. Its pretty soft but its audible. A friend who bought an h60 around the same time as I did also has the exact same noise.

I know somebody who purchased 2 H80s - one didn't come with the correct amount of screws, the other had a fan that had its PWM feature not working, ie it ran at full blast no matter what. Their QC is pretty awful at the moment

Also, RE the grinding noise, I've seen people suggest that some units come with slightly less coolant than they should and that the pump at full speed works to quickly in such cases creating the noise. Not sure if its accurate or not though
Edited by Tslm - 4/7/12 at 3:12am
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post #12 of 1734
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The stock fans aren't PWM-regulated, they are regular 3-pin fans. Also the controller on H80/H100 has a 4-pin connector for compatibility reasons, but isn't a PWM controller, just a voltage regulator.
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post #13 of 1734
OP Thanks! .... I just did the 1n4001 diode fix and it worked as described... Pump is now silent.... Now to get quieter fans lol... This is my second Hydro water cooler... I exchanged my H100 for an H80.... Same pump noise...

IN4001 diode from Radio Shack - Check
Soldering Iron - Check
Flux - Check
Heat Shrink - Check
PSU 4pin Molex Extension - Check

Note: Remember to note which direction the silver polarity mark on diode from pic in this thread.

Rattle HDD noise eliminated from Hydro Series Pump - Priceless

Thanks Again!
-Mutt
post #14 of 1734
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My pleasure, mate!

And indeed, like I said in the OP, just mind the polarity - the side where the stripe is has to be facing away from the PSU if you solder it into +12V wire.
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post #15 of 1734
Hi,

In the past few weeks, i've ordered many parts at my local shop, i went there at least 3 times to get them all, the last time was past tuesday.
I came back home with my new GTX560 and a Corsair H80 cooling system.
I had a hard time setting up the H80 (i would have needed a third hand), but when i was finished with it i've putted in my new GC, reconnected all wired and putted my case back at it place, connected it and...
I was really disapointed to hear a sound like as if one of the new fans had problem.

Later i was so releived to discover it wasn't the graphic card fans. But discovering that it was the watercooling pump wasn't either a good news.
I went right away on Google typing "H80 noise" (or to tell the thruth, i began searching in french, wich is my first language).
It didn't take long to stumble on complaints of many users on the official forum.

But what was chocking me the most in this is that i've buyed that thing because i was advised to by my reseller (i wanted a normal processor fan).
So i contacted them with a link to the Corsair forums and all they replied to me is "we can't RMA it because there's a red paper in the package that say you have to do it directly with Corsair" and "we sell dozen of thoses per weeks and we never heard anyone had any problem with it".

Today i filled in the RMA form on Corsair website.
But i dont think i want to continue on that path because i think it will cost me to much to send it back to Corsair and get another noisy pump from them.

So, i think the only solution is the voltage reduction molex pass-through.
I was unable to find a shop selling the proper molex pass-through.
So, if you're willing to, maybe you could make one for me ?

I suppose we need to exchange private messages and email so you get all needed informations and i can send some money by PayPal or something.

Thanks.
Edited by TulipVorlax - 4/14/12 at 11:39am
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Sure that's not a problem, I've already got like 12 people from OCN on the list for this batch.

While I can give you no guarantee that it will work for you, the success rate is very high (about 80%) and it's much cheaper than RMA for us in Europe so it's worth a try IMO.

Drop me a PM with your full address.
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post #17 of 1734
I started to write a pm about this but I decided to make my first open post here instead.

I recieved my cable today and my H100 pump is now totally silent and I have had it running now for a few hours and haven't noticed any difference in temperatures compared to before.

So I would like to thank wlw wl for all his work and his kind spirit to help others. I can warmly recommend anyone who experience the same problems with their pumps to contact him if you like to have this problem fixed.

Corsair should hire him! thumb.gif

Thanks again for all the help. I'm forever grateful!

cheers.gif Cheers from Sweden! cheers.gif
/Per
post #18 of 1734
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That's great to hear, buddy cheers.gif

Worth noting, it took only 3 days to get to Germany, Sweden and Netherlands, actually two days, because I posted it Tuesday afternoon so it must have left on Wednesday. That's pretty quick thumb.gif

Side note, so far the adapters I've sent (not counting those that people made themselves and they worked) have worked - made the pump completely silent - in 88,5% of the cases smile.gif
Edited by wlw wl - 4/21/12 at 12:57pm
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post #19 of 1734
hi mate i currently bought a H80 I'm getting pump rattling noise i did a 7v mod but it was to slow to cool the cpu.
I would gladly buy an adapter from you.

Send me a private message we can organize through there.
post #20 of 1734
My h100 made a grinding noise as well when I first got it. It's been a little over a month now and it doesn't happen anymore so it was probably just an air bubble in the pump that finally worked it's way out.

For those of you that just bought an h80/h100 and you hear a little noise coming from the pump just give it a couple weeks before you go out and buy adapters and what-not because it could just be a little air.
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