Originally Posted by DUpgrade
Regarding your boot issue I get the exact same thing. Pump makes all sorts of sounds and the LED pulses red but goes away once I get to the Windows loading screen. Only happens to me after I've powered down or the machine has been off for awhile. Regarding your temps though on load I get around 30 C idle and 55C full load and I'm folding with this so the temps are constant. It sounds like your pump is still working though if it's reporting the full speed but the waterblock might not be making proper contact with your CPU? If you're still having problems after that it probably is faulty and you'll have to deal with Corsair's RMA process.
I get the LED pulses as well but mine's already red so it goes to white and back. The only way to get it to stop is either change the color in Corsair Link or power off and on. Everything is also tightened down pretty good so I don't see how it couldn't be making contact but I will pull the block off and check once I get home from work tonight.
If I do have to RMA, how easy is Corsair to deal with? Unfortunately I just missed the deadline to return it to Newegg by a week.