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My H50's pump/waterblock is above the radiator, so the air in it will always spend its time there instead of somewhere else. needless to say this affects my temps. I held the rad above the pump while the pc was running and heard a gooshing sound, and surprise surprise my temps dropped 3 degrees. Is there any way I can get these air bubbles out, or a good position for the rad that will keep my air away from the pump and fins (the h50 wblock has fins that I'm assuming are filled with air right now, causing the spike)? I'm a bit of a wc noob :/
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It is pre-sealed. There's nothing you can do that will not void the warranty...except perhaps chatting with Corsair, and seeing if they'd RMA it.
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post #3 of 12
There shouldn't be that many air bubbles inside to make that difference.
Might be defective.
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I have 2 H50s both rads are mounted higher now, but I did have it as low as possible in my old case, I changed to 1200 so that I could mount the h50 rad high up so the hot are wasnt blowing on the GPUs.

I didnt have any problems like you tho, maybe for the first hour of use it bubbled and sounded like a flushing toilet. After that it was fine, if that's not the case. I would get that H50 back to corsair, it must have no been filled enough.
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Air bubbles in a self-contained self-sealed all-in-one loop cooling solution? Doesn't this mean the liquid inside the self-contained loop has evaporated?
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post #6 of 12
H50/70 isn't water cooling and I doubt a pre-sealed all in one solution has air bubbles that will affect your temps.
 
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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clairvoyant129 View Post
H50/70 isn't water cooling and I doubt a pre-sealed all in one solution has air bubbles that will affect your temps.
h50 and h70 are water cooling and clearly he has air bubbles or something that is effecting temps.

OP, talk to corsair, they should RMA for you. Don't mess with it till you talk to them though.
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Address to Corsair cause something is wrong - you can't have air in the loop except if its defective....
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post #9 of 12
Once the fluid is moving, the air bubbles wont stay anywhere for very long, unless the air bubbles are massive or the pump is really weak, they will just be pulled around the loop.

For it not to move untill you raised the radiator prob mean's it's quite a large air bubble. To that end I think your your only real option is an RMA.
    
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post #10 of 12
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I have 2 H50s both rads are mounted higher now, but I did have it as low as possible in my old case, I changed to 1200 so that I could mount the h50 rad high up so the hot are wasnt blowing on the GPUs.

I didnt have any problems like you tho, maybe for the first hour of use it bubbled and sounded like a flushing toilet. After that it was fine, if that's not the case. I would get that H50 back to corsair, it must have no been filled enough.
I would suggest you flip over ur rad but i guess not really possible with your GPU in the way.

if you flip it over, air bubble is less likely to get sucked into the pump since it'll be resting on top, opposite end of the barb fittings
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