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Hey, I have a corsair h60 in my case and it's been working great for many years, but all of a sudden I get core temps in the 100s which I should not get idling. I've cleaned and repositioned fans and made the radiator suck air in, but it's still giving me very high temps.

I just reseated it with as5. It still got really high.

Now I sort of understand the basics of how the h series works. And I have noticed something odd.

My output pipe is noticeably warm to the touch (gee could the CPU be at 60+ degrees? You betcha!)
The input pipe is not any warmer or cooler.

When I flick the input pipe and make it vibrate from flicking my temps all of a sudden drop 2 degrees a second! By flicking the pipe for a minute I can get it to 34c. If I leave the pipe alone, my CPU temp will rise at one degree per second.

Any idea what is going on? Is it time to get a new cooler?

(There is no over clock on my i7 930 so it's not an over clock issue, and the CPU fan speed where I have the pump plugged into is at 100% speed.)


OK, I found the issue. Its the input tube not supplying fresh juice to the pump from the rradiator. If I flick the input tube then my temps normalize which means there is flow. Now the question is, is the liquid not getting to the pump from the radiator or is the pump shot? If its shot is there a way to fix it?

I have a replacement H60 but my question is whether or not I can salvage it to clamp it onto my 660 ti?

I have had an H20 cooler from 8 or so years ago and it still functions to this day.
Edited by Khrimzunn - 3/8/14 at 4:10pm
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When I flick the input pipe and make it vibrate from flicking my temps all of a sudden drop 2 degrees a second! By flicking the pipe for a minute I can get it to 34c. If I leave the pipe alone, my CPU temp will rise at one degree per second.

Are you flicking the pipe at the radiator or where the pump sits on the CPU? Sounds like a flaky electrical connection but I don't know if the pump is serviceable.
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Are you flicking the pipe at the radiator or where the pump sits on the CPU? Sounds like a flaky electrical connection but I don't know if the pump is serviceable.
I'm flicking the middle of the input pipe. So I can get maximum jiggle.

What electrical connection? This is the water intake pipe I'm talking about.
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Originally Posted by Khrimzunn View Post

Hey, I have a corsair h60 in my case and it's been working great for many years, but all of a sudden I get core temps in the 100s which I should not get idling. I've cleaned and repositioned fans and made the radiator suck air in, but it's still giving me very high temps.

I just reseated it with as5. It still got really high.

Now I sort of understand the basics of how the h series works. And I have noticed something odd.

My output pipe is noticeably warm to the touch (gee could the CPU be at 60+ degrees? You betcha!)
The input pipe is not any warmer or cooler.

When I flick the input pipe and make it vibrate from flicking my temps all of a sudden drop 2 degrees a second! By flicking the pipe for a minute I can get it to 34c. If I leave the pipe alone, my CPU temp will rise at one degree per second.

Any idea what is going on? Is it time to get a new cooler?

(There is no over clock on my i7 930 so it's not an over clock issue, and the CPU fan speed where I have the pump plugged into is at 100% speed.)

Well that is weird, I own an H70, H100, and H110 and never experienced that.

If it was working fine for years and now all the sudden it's not cooling, I can only guess that maybe the pump is dying and by "flicking" it it get's it to work.
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Well, I've started out a corsair water cooler on my very first build in 2008 or 2007. I bought an H20. I sold the h20 recently to my roommate who I convinced and helped custom build a computer. I got a hammy down H60 from a friend in 2010. Can't remember when he bought it but it shouldn't be much older (he upgraded to an h100).

The H20 still works just fine, that's a 7 year old cooler. This H60 started having trouble a few days ago, and in a mad panic at 5 in the morning I posted on here because I got a WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR, this is my last semester in college so losing my pc is NOT an option if I want to graduate in May (Also means that if this cooler goes I will have to step into the air cooling realm because it's cheaper).

I connected the pump straight to my power supply now so it's always at 100% speed. Somehow it's staying at 41 degrees right now, which is still rather high.

Is there some way I can fix this issue myself without having to buy a new cooler? Refilling and getting rid of air bubbles perhaps?
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Originally Posted by Khrimzunn View Post

I'm flicking the middle of the input pipe. So I can get maximum jiggle.

What electrical connection? This is the water intake pipe I'm talking about.

See if just wiggling the wire has the same effect. Can you hear if the pump is starting and stopping when you wiggle the pipe?
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See if just wiggling the wire has the same effect. Can you hear if the pump is starting and stopping when you wiggle the pipe?

I have a server fan on the radiator that runs at YES volume moving a lot of outside air into the case through the radiator. So I can't actually hear anything the pump is doing. I did hear a weird sort of grinding sound like when you're stripping gears but it's not extreme like grinding gears in a car. (I can't describe the sound well it's like crrrr-rrr-rrr-rrr and a bit of silence then restarts the sound every second and a half.)
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Ok, so I got a new H60 from MicroCenter for 60 bucks (they had a sale). So I have this old one. Should I bother trying to take it apart and fix it and make it fit on my 660Ti?
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You should have a 5 year warranty on it.
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You should have a 5 year warranty on it.

Mine was a hammydown. So I don't have the papers and such.
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