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post #111 of 1734
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Originally Posted by wlw wl View Post

Jessekin32 - happy to hear that, enjoy smile.gif
bwebmasta - try a firmware reset procedure and stock fans first, maybe that will save you from doing the RMA.
Did you get the adapters?

I have been using the stock fans, on the fourth port nothing works. That was my first test, I never thought to test all 4 fan ports on the cooler until I got the Noctua's. When I changed to the Noctua's that damn loud noise from the pump is REALLY loud now. It's the loudest thing in the room, the stock Corsair fans did a pretty good job of hiding the noise. How do you do a firmware reset?

No, I did not receive the adapters yet, perhaps next week they will arrive.
post #112 of 1734
Another satisfied customer - I received my voltage dropper (very high quality btw) and have had immediate success. My PC is as quiet as a mouse now.

A big thanks again to wlw wl.. Fantastic effort.. After 2 months of putting up with the noise, I am extremely happy.

Cheers.. thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif
post #113 of 1734
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Originally Posted by bwebmasta View Post

How do you do a firmware reset?
  • Turn on the PC and either hit PAUSE/BREAK while it's POSTing, or go into the BIOS - so the PC is running, but there's no load on the CPU.
  • Hold down the profile change button on the cooler for about 5 seconds, release.
  • Let the PC run for another minute or so, then turn it off.
  • Press and hold the profile button for five seconds while turning the PC back on.


thierryp77 - they should have fixed it permanently long time ago... enjoy your cooler as it should be wink.gifthumb.gif
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post #114 of 1734
From Corsair:

1. While the computer is running, hold down the profile button for approximately five seconds
2. Wait one minute, while the unit continues to run
3. Shut down your computer
4. Press and hold the profile button for five seconds while turning on the power to your computer.
post #115 of 1734
Just plugged in the voltage dropper- I forgot how quiet my computer can be!!! Awesome product, quality is top notch! Thank you so so so much wlw w!
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post #116 of 1734
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Always good to hear it worked for another one of you guys! thumb.gif

I've had the noise myself and it was unbearable to the point that I couldn't wait to turn the PC off - that's a bummer.
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post #117 of 1734
This past weekend I purchased two H80s from Fry's Electronics in San Jose. These were from batch #12019402. Both exhibited the resonating grinding noise.

Tapping on the tubes would make it go away briefly only for the noise to eventually return. Laying the tower on its side absolutely made the noise go away--but who is going to lay their case on its side in a production environment. I stopped by Radio Shack to pick up a 1N4001 diode and slapped together an ugly but functional adapter. SILENCE IS GOLDEN. Also running it off the fan controller on the Corsair 600T drops the voltage enough to silence the pump. Nice design flaw and good job on the oversight Corsair.

Note: My PSU is outputting a measured 12.2V off the 12V+ lead.

I promptly packaged it all back up and exchanged both for two new ones from the same batch lot. The new ones were worse, as no amount of tapping the tubes would silence the grinding noise. Back to Fry's for a third round. With very little confidence in this product model, I opted to return 1 of the 2 and exchanged the second one.

The third-time exchanged H80 is from batch #11459402. So far running IBT for 24 Hours at Maximum @ 4.5GHz with 16GB of RAM--this unit is not making the loud irritating grinding noise. I don't have faith that it will continue to run silently so I am in dialogue with wlw_wl for a pair of his adapters because his adapters are so much prettier than mine. thumb.gif
post #118 of 1734
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Hmm so you had your unit exchanged for an older one, but happily you didn't get the noise. That's lucky!
I was hoping that the new units made after January 2012 (so lot $s 1206+) would be fixed, but they aren't apparently as there are people reporting the same problems with them.

I'll send you the adapters you requested and you'll be safe and future-proof thumb.gif
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post #119 of 1734
Is it ok to plug in 2 noctua p12 fans into the pump with the voltage dropper?
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post #120 of 1734
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Is it ok to plug in 2 noctua p12 fans into the pump with the voltage dropper?

Yes it is, I received mine today. I have 4 fans doing a push-pull, and the voltage dropper is like magic. The pump is DEAD silent, going at 1956-1983 RPM from the 2093-2100 I had before. I will still have to do an RMA from looks of it, doing a firmware reset now.
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