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How long does the corsair H50 last?

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I've been running an H50 cooler for a little over a year now and I just bought a i5 2500k and sabertooth board. I'm kind of worried the pump will fail and I will have a fried processor. I plan on keeping this chip for another 2 years most likely and don't want the pump going out. Should I switch to a good push and pull fan setup? Also on my old 790i ultra I couldn't find an auto shutoff if the board reaches a certain temp will my new board have that? (all p67's?)
Edited by Craigaaa - 1/30/11 at 7:56pm
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post #2 of 15
If it's an Intel board it should have the auto shutoff feature.
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post #3 of 15
It's a solid and relatively high-quality system. It's guaranteed for at least two years, under Corsair's warranty. Your chip should automatically throttle, should it reach high temperatures. At that point, you'll have realized that something is wrong with the system.

It's one of those, "If it ain't broke, why fix it?" situations. Unless you're not happy with its performance, keep it; at least until the warranty ends.
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No problem. The H50 is very reliable, and if it does fail Corsair will replace any damaged parts. Also, even if the pump did quit working the CPU would shut itself off before doing any permanent damage.
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MTBF I believe on the pump is around 4-5 years of 24/7 usage.


A quick google search says 50k hours MTBF = 5.7 years.
Edited by ez12a - 1/30/11 at 8:04pm
 
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thanks for the info guys! I hooked up the H50 cooler the way the instructions said with my q6600/790i ultra I immediately checked the temps in the bios and my cpu hit 215F because the chassis fan was set to run at low speeds/voltage which the pump was powered by. My pc never shut off being that hot! i was like ***
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I've had mine for a year. I modded it right near when I first got it too.been working great! Love it. But I'm going to a full water loop shortly.
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thanks for the info guys! I hooked up the H50 cooler the way the instructions said with my q6600/790i ultra I immediately checked the temps in the bios and my cpu hit 215F because the chassis fan was set to run at low speeds/voltage which the pump was powered by. My pc never shut off being that hot! i was like ***
thats absolutely insane! although, one time my phenom 955 hit like 75c because the fan for my H50 got unplugged since I was trying to get the wire out of the way, luckily I really was only sitting at the desktop and not gaming
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that's interesting that it didn't shut off, they usually do or it just wasn't quite hot enough yet. I forgot to plug my pump back in and my system powered off after like 3 minutes when my gpus got too hot. No damage done, just burned my self trying to see what was wrong.
 
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thats absolutely insane! although, one time my phenom 955 hit like 75c because the fan for my H50 got unplugged since I was trying to get the wire out of the way, luckily I really was only sitting at the desktop and not gaming
Actually it was reading 115C so that is well over what I said and it did not damage my cpu or shutoff. I was like holy ***** and told some of my buddys they were like
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