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so i gave my brother my old (5 month old) H60 Cooler. he mounted it his computer and after a little time passed, (from what he describes kookoo.gif ) the H60 started making a ticking noise, the screen goes black and then the cover pops off the H60. it appear that it started melting on the side. and he said his radiator felt really hot too. He said he did not plug the H60 into the CPU_main spot on the mobo, but that wouldn't cause whatever happened

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I've got no clue except maybe a short in the power headscratch.gif
any thoughts would be awesome!
Edited by F1ynn - 4/7/12 at 7:28am
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so i gave my brother my old (5 month old) H60 Cooler.

Bad idea ..


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I would contact Corsair.. Sounds like something went wrong internally. If it overheated the computer would have shut down long before the H60 blew, I would think.
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Contact corsair... not much of a choice anyhow.
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i dont think he plugged the pump in... the water isnt flowing most likely.
    
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I would contact Corsair.. Sounds like something went wrong internally. If it overheated the computer would have shut down long before the H60 blew, I would think.

I was using this cooler the day before he put it on his computer, but ya, no way to tell exactly what happened.
i did tell him to document it and contact corsair.
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i dont think he plugged the pump in... the water isnt flowing most likely.

it was plugged in, but it could be possible that he plugged it in backwards?
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i dont think he plugged the pump in... the water isnt flowing most likely.

Pardon me if I'm being stupid, but wouldn't the machine shut down before anything got really hot? His brother said the rad was hot to touch? Since the waters stagnate if its not plugged in wouldn't the CPU get too hot and shutdown before the rad got hot?

Just an honest question here, I'm really not sure.
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Did he apply TIM? Was the pump running?

Regardless of the two answers, get a warranty replacement!
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i dont think he plugged the pump in... the water isnt flowing most likely.

Pardon me if I'm being stupid, but wouldn't the machine shut down before anything got really hot? His brother said the rad was hot to touch? Since the waters stagnate if its not plugged in wouldn't the CPU get too hot and shutdown before the rad got hot?

Just an honest question here, I'm really not sure.

That's what I'm thinking.. I'm thinking for some reason the pump itself overheated. Then maybe when he felt the rad it was just as hot as a rad would normally be.. Because like you said, it's VERY rare for a CPU to get extremely hot. The pc would shut down. Also like you said, if the pump was not running at all, then the water would be stagnant and the rad probably wouldn't get too hot..

I'm very interested to find out what actually happened! Keep us posted!
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