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post #1 of 51
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new antec 620 is making that hrd drive noise as soon as i first started it before putting ram and card to test it. I left it for 10 or so minutes and its still like that. Its more than audible and really annoying, it also sounds like electrical or static sound. Like very fast clicking and when i shake the rad it creates a toilet flush sound from the pump. is this normal?

edit: my installation went as follows, i attached the pump to the metal mounting ring using another plastic ring that was in the box, so basically the metal ring with the thumbscrews and the pump became one piece that i then pushed and screwed onto the mobo. Thats how it was in the manual. like you would with a stock cooler except here its with screws. The weird part is that since the screws were attached to the pump i had to screw each screw so it can gradually lower the whole thing to meet the cpu instead of the usual way which is to instantly place the pump on the cpu for the paste to spread evenly. Also the antec logo is upside down, i may have made the tubes upside down i dont think about this until now, i just assumed it would be counterproductive to block the top fan with the tubes but now im thinking its bad for the tubes to rest on the gpu.
Edited by dioxholster - 3/1/13 at 2:55pm
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post #2 of 51
Probably many small air bubbles flowing through the loop. Give it more time and see if the sound lessens.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gzboli View Post

Probably many small air bubbles flowing through the loop. Give it more time and see if the sound lessens.

you recommend i do that with seeing cpu temp? as i dont have ram or gpu installed yet nor a monitor. I tried the power to fan controller and just messing around. the thing is i used a pump like it before and it made no sound whatsoever, was silent unless you had your ear to it. this one seems faulty to me.
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post #4 of 51
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i just noticed that the rubber fitting thing on the rad end of one tube can be rotated, is that normal?




edit: been going for 20 minutes, still loud grinding and static hum.
Edited by dioxholster - 3/1/13 at 4:13pm
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post #5 of 51
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no one? should i just send it back?
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post #6 of 51
RMA it mate
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post #7 of 51
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RMA it mate

i would if i was sure i wont experience the same thing with another pump. just googlying shows me corsair's h80 had a patch where it was all grinding noise that sometimes went away on it own after use. not much shows up for Antec, that could either mean its rare or not many bought the product. im thinking to just return it and use stock cooler.
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post #8 of 51
I would just rma it..probably a bad unit.
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post #9 of 51
As I said - usually air bubbles - if that shaking doesn't solve it, then you ought to return it.
Shouldn't last more than 5-1mins usually.

Sounds like you got either a bad pump or a dry unit.
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does a dry unit cool the CPU adequately? I ask because I never actually seen CPU temps as it worked because monitor didn't arrive yet.
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