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hi guys

i just got a new h80 and found that the pump makes a rattling noise like the sound of a hard drive working, but it does it all the time.

i have rma the h80 and ggot another one on the way. is this normal for these pumps ?

my old h50 is silent really.
post #2 of 7
Yep, the H80 and H100 have this problem, I hear mine from time to time and now Corsair came out with revisions with an "i" in the name. See if you can get one of those instead.
 
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I tore mine apart and ended up going full custom.

Heads up: copper block plus aluminum rad (combo in the H80 and H100 -- they use antifreeze or something else anti-corrosive) is a recipe for disaster.

The cause is the pump impeller not staying centered.

I took the impeller out, waterblock barbs are 1/4" fittings. Built in fan controller might come in handy.

Not sure how performance is going to be...might try it if my Raystorm ****s the bed.

Good luck!
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Mine does it too, I RMAed it and the new one still does it. So I hooked it into my fan controller and brought it down a bit. I monitored it with Speedfan, I think just below 1900 RPM is when the rattling stopped. You don't want to go too low, but generally you can bring ti down just enough to stop the rattling and have almost no impact on performance.
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I'm rma mine too and I have ordered a h80i doesn't come out still next week tho.
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Originally Posted by Gunderman456 View Post

Yep, the H80 and H100 have this problem, I hear mine from time to time and now Corsair came out with revisions with an "i" in the name. See if you can get one of those instead.
i did not know that. i was going to get the h100, but ive heard there were many problems with leaks and i guess now rattles. will have to check it out
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post #7 of 7
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just letting you know that i now have the new H80i and it is silent, no rattles smile.gif

looks nice as well and you can control the corsair link on the desktop without having to buy anything else.


no quick question tho coz i am always worried about leaks with new water coolers, i haven`t had one yet tho. where would the leak come from just so i know where to keep a eye on lol
Edited by markshim - 11/13/12 at 7:33am
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