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I know I shouldn't have, but I bought a second hand H100 from ebay as I got it for a good price. But with second hand comes the inevitable problems. After 5 minutes of running I got the (very) loud grinding noise, I thought f**k that, so I just hit the block/pump where the picture of the little dude is next to the setting button and the noise disappeared. I am pretty sure it will be back though.

I didn't even bother with the stock fans, at first I hooked up my SP120s to the H100 unit but I could not have them running that loud (it was horrible) as you can't change the speed. So I have plugged them into my fan controller and it is all pretty quiet now.

Lets see what problems are on the way biggrin.gif Going to do a blend test and see what temps are like now thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by LogiTekkers View Post

I know I shouldn't have, but I bought a second hand H100 from ebay as I got it for a good price. But with second hand comes the inevitable problems. After 5 minutes of running I got the (very) loud grinding noise, I thought f**k that, so I just hit the block/pump where the picture of the little dude is next to the setting button and the noise disappeared. I am pretty sure it will be back though.
I didn't even bother with the stock fans, at first I hooked up my SP120s to the H100 unit but I could not have them running that loud (it was horrible) as you can't change the speed. So I have plugged them into my fan controller and it is all pretty quiet now.
Lets see what problems are on the way biggrin.gif Going to do a blend test and see what temps are like now thumb.gif

What is your rig and what frequency and Vcore you are running?
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post #1373 of 1734
I'm at stock at the moment since upgrading to an ssd a few weeks ago. Vcore is 1.232.

Im getting some strange noises here and there when i Start>Search something, but when I do Prime95 blend, temps are great and no grinding etc
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post #1374 of 1734
Sending out my h100 for the RMA tomorrow...will see what happens biggrin.gif
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post #1375 of 1734
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Originally Posted by LogiTekkers View Post

I'm at stock at the moment since upgrading to an ssd a few weeks ago. Vcore is 1.232.
Im getting some strange noises here and there when i Start>Search something, but when I do Prime95 blend, temps are great and no grinding etc
what's your CPU model and motherboard?
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post #1376 of 1734
I trying to get my nerve together and do the unthinkable devil.gif
Saw some dude at youtube who did this...

I will remove the thermal case of my 3770K to expose the chip thinking.gif and put a thermal paste directly on it... then I will take off the retention plate from my mother board and install the CPU in its socket.
Then I'll have a "True Direct Touch"© T.D.T (PATENT PENDING) [haha LOL I'm killing myself] with the H100 pump and the CPU chip... this will probably take off 20 degrees easily at load specool.gif

I would expect 40~45 degrees at full load and 20~22 degrees at idle (a bit lower then ambient temp) - and as Borat put it: IS NICEEE :]

CPU warranty: Void as a blond girl's head!
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Should you try it? Hell no... unless you wanna risk your rig and be out of BF3 for a long time hahaha
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post #1377 of 1734
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I would expect 40~45 degrees at full load and 20~22 degrees at idle (a bit lower then ambient temp) - and as Borat put it: IS NICEEE :]
That's not possible, the coolant will always be above ambient temperature, so will the CPU. You can't cool something below the temperature of air you are blowing at it. Physics yo!

Also I very much doubt that you will see such a big difference. 5 degrees, maybe, but not 20.
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post #1378 of 1734
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That's not possible, the coolant will always be above ambient temperature, so will the CPU. You can't cool something below the temperature of air you are blowing at it. Physics yo!
Also I very much doubt that you will see such a big difference. 5 degrees, maybe, but not 20.

ahhh don't be a party pooper biggrin.gif
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post #1380 of 1734
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Fixed or not fixed, that is the question.
If you use the procedure outlined in the first post of this thread, you will get one of those lot# 1227+ units that are supposedly fixed.
But like you see with our friend AerieAngel above, even those units aren't really fixed apparently.
About your problem, has it always been like this - silent, but only on low - or is it a recent development?
I would suggest using two adapters in series (two diodes) which will put the pump at about 1800RPM and it will be silent on all profiles then.

Your "dropper" definitely helped making the lowest speed silent but I've always had noise at full speed. Are you still in the business of making adapters for use poor folk without a clue or a soldering iron? maybe with some beer bribery thrown in?

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