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is it normal for the corsair h100i's pump to make a faint grinding sound ?

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I just bought a corsair h100i a few days ago and I noticed the pump making a faint grinding sound the sound is only noticeable if I have the radiator fans set to quiet , default and balanced if I have the fan speed higher it blanks out the sound should I be worried ? or do all corsair h100i's make this sound ? I bought my corsair h100i from my local tiger direct I still have the receipt should I return it for another one ?
    
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It might actually be the fans, it quite often gets mistaken for the pump.

From memory i think a firmware update in corsair link can help.

Have a look here http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/12632-do-you-have-h100i-h80i-problems-look-here-before-posting/
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It might actually be the fans, it quite often gets mistaken for the pump.

From memory i think a firmware update in corsair link can help.

Have a look here http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/12632-do-you-have-h100i-h80i-problems-look-here-before-posting/
thanks for the link the grinding sound that I am hearing definitely sounds like fans rattling
    
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post #4 of 9
have you checked if your screws hold it tight? it might be ressonance from loose fitting
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have you checked if your screws hold it tight? it might be ressonance from loose fitting
I installed every think tight I even use the washes that come with it to mount the radiator . I am not worried about the noise any more it is only noticeable when I have the fans on quiet mode default and balanced mode . as long as it is not the pump making that noise I'm good
    
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post #6 of 9
might be that fans bearing got dust/dried out, if the unit is new i bet they will rma it easy
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might be that fans bearing got dust/dried out, if the unit is new i bet they will rma it easy
I wouldn't need to rma it I got it from my local tiger direct I have a receipt and 30 days to return it I only had it less then a week
    
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then return it, they should switch it for new unit as long as you got all the orginal stuffs smile.gif
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then return it, they should switch it for new unit as long as you got all the orginal stuffs smile.gif
yes they will excange it with any thing of equal or lesser value or I can add money and get some thing better if I want to return it for cash there is a 15 persent restocking fee
    
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