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post #131 of 1734
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toX0rz - that's because H60, H80 and H100 are made by CoolIT.
H40, H50 and H70 on the other hand were made by Asetek (these are the same as Antec Kuhler 620 and 920).
Different designs, different internals, probably different causes. H60, H80 and H100 all use the same pump assembly and I made the diode fix first when I had a H100 that was noisy.

If the fix applies to Asetek coolers - that's great. But I have basically no knowledge about those units and the adapter wasn't designed to help them, so if it's working, it's just by chance.

Joshua1396 - apart from Antec and Corsair, there's also the new Intel integrated liquid cooling system, but I think is a variant of one of those.
Apart from EK and XSPC, I think you could get something similar from Koolance but I didn't see them in kits. And then there's the full-blown water cooling, but that's out of the picture.

Personally I love the looks of the XSPC Rasa 750 kits, it has the pump integrated in dual 5,25" reservoir, so there's 3 parts in that: CPU block, radiator, reservoir (not visible from the inside). And you can choose whether you want 120, 240 or 360 rad in RS, RX or EX variants, the RS is the thinnest of them all, something like the H100 has (thicker still).
Edited by wlw wl - 5/8/12 at 6:23am
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Thanks much for the tip! I tried 1 series diode and that seemed to help, but didn't fix the problem. I decided to make an RMA after that, but realized I had probably voided the warranty when I cut and soldered into the wire harness of the H80. I decided to give 2 series diodes a try. That fixed the noise, and my temps are just as low as they were before.Seems that the pump company (pumpany) should revise their circuitry on these units. Electrical engineering for the win!
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And that is why I opted for "external" adapter, it doesn't touch the warranty.

Glad you got it to shut up and yes, the pumpany biggrin.gif should have done something about that long time ago.
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Interesting thing is, I can still get it to go imbalanced if I flick it. But when I flick it again, it will go silent. Pump readout is 1788 RPM by the way.
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So you'd probably need around 1700 to make it stable.

To those of you that asked for the adapter this or last week - I'm terribly sorry but there's a delay caused by the supplier and I still haven't received the parts to make the adapters. As soon as I get the package I'll get to work and all of you will get what you asked for thumb.gif
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Finally for my 3rd H80 back from RMA.

They sent my a pre-paid shipping label for UPS so I can return my defective one two weeks ago. I haven't had a chance until last night to take the H80 out and pack it up to ship out. Turns out they shipped me a new one before I even confirmed that I was returning my defective one.

Great customer service, still doesn't completely make up for the bad quality control though on other units.

Good news is the new H80 made the initial gurgle when I first powered on and has been running dead silent since with some AP-15's.
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3rd time's the charm, right? wink.gif
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Originally Posted by wlw wl View Post

3rd time's the charm, right? wink.gif

I'm hoping so biggrin.gif
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Here's my correspondence with Corsair tech support from today:



Me: I recently purchased this cooler from newegg. My unit is making the notorious grinding sound. I've laid my case on its side, I've flicked the pump and the tubing, I've tried different radiator orientations, and the noise always comes back. I want to know if you are mailing units where this problem is fixed, or if I'll be rolling the dice on every unit. Thank you.

TS: Sorry to hear that. If you are within the return policy of your reseller then my suggestion is to get the unit replaced through them and take advantage of their return policy, otherwise you can process this via our RMA process. Thanks
TS: TS Has advised the client to request an RMA

Me: Okay I know that I should request an RMA through Newegg. Please address my concern about whether or not this problem has been corrected...

TS: Yes, it has been corrected.


I hope it's really fixed so no more people have to deal with this.
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I think the newest reported unit I saw was 1209 or something like that, that would be made in March, and that was still grinding.

Maybe they fixed it in even newer lots, who knows.

If anyone gets H60, H80 or H100 with the lot# starting with 1210 or higher, please PM me!
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