Originally Posted by Topgearfan
Ya I would like a display and the PWM option and I am looking at the Aquaero 5 Pro since it seems to have a PWM channel and also it can be used for several other monitoring needs for water cooling. The price is much higher than most I know. I am not partial to touch or knob types so that doesn't matter really. Temp sensors would be nice to put in a cooling loop.
I just looked up your choice and I think it looks really hot. Be sure to let us all know how you like it. Maybe write a mini review if you don't mind. I really like the unit you picked out. The two PWM outputs would be perfect for push/pull on a rad.
Originally Posted by khaosstrife
Yes and no. And this is why: as long as there is some motion of fluid going whether it be by the pump or gravity it's enough to keep the core from overheating. As long as the fans are running I am idling at 100F with my i7 2600 and around 150F at full load with the pump reporting dead on all sensors to include the Corsair Link Commander. When unplugging the pump from the power source the temps stay the same as long as the fans are still powered on so this supports my original thought of the pump being bad. Why it would fail without warning is beyond me but with the lack of being able to replace the pump with ease is disappointing never the less. I was using this as an alternative until I could figure out what I wanted for my real cooling system which is going to be costly and not in the budget right now. The H100 is about 2 years old and should not have failed so quickly.
That's strange. I wonder what the difference is between the i5 and i7 we are using that prevents the i7 from overheating? If the pump in the H100 isn't working, there's nothing to cause the internal coolant to flow. Gravity won't do it. Did you unplug the connector that goes to the motherboard, or the molex power connector?
Considering that your idle temp (100f = 37.8c), without a working pump, is only 3c higher than my idle temp (34c at 23c amb) with a fully working H100, I find something wrong with this picture.
Your H100 has a five year warranty, so if you think it's not working (at the very least, the rpm signal seems to have failed) just contact Corsair and get it replaced.