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Recently my H50 has started a mild clicking sound. I know it's not any of my fans, since I checked them. I have a feeling that it's either the pump having issues, or air bubbles form in the tubes. It doesn't happen right away either.

When I turn my rig on, there's no noise; but after running for like an hour or so, the faint clicking can be heard. It also will rise and fall, like t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t then nothing for a few seconds, then t-t-t-t-t-t again.

It hasn't affected temps or anything, but I don't think it should be making that noise.

I should probably RMA it, right?
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post #2 of 6
Mine did the same thing every now and then. As long as there is no drop in performance I wouldnt think it would matter.

Sure its not the UK? When I had mine it started acting up after a few months of use. Got progressively worse till I couldnt take it anymore.
Edited by DeckerDontPlay - 3/6/11 at 1:17am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Demented;12629007 
Recently my H50 has started a mild clicking sound. I know it's not any of my fans, since I checked them. I have a feeling that it's either the pump having issues, or air bubbles form in the tubes. It doesn't happen right away either.

When I turn my rig on, there's no noise; but after running for like an hour or so, the faint clicking can be heard. It also will rise and fall, like t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t then nothing for a few seconds, then t-t-t-t-t-t again.

It hasn't affected temps or anything, but I don't think it should be making that noise.

I should probably RMA it, right?

I would definitely email or call Corsair about it. I've never heard of this issue, but I'd investigate for sure.
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post #4 of 6
Try tapping the hoses and the pump with a pencil while it's running. I've heard that that can help dislodge bubbles in the pump. If you put your ear close to the pump can you hear it making a high pitched hum/buzzing sound? Mine does that and I'm trying to figure out if it's normal.
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Referring to this noise here?
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXzYPIC1uSY[/ame]

edit; forgot to mention my camera probably has a boost of 10db or 20+, maybe 15db so it may be louder.

but it is...

Yeah, distracts me sleeping.
Edited by SpammisT - 3/15/11 at 2:19am
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post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by SpammisT;12738117 
Referring to this noise here?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXzYPIC1uSY

edit; forgot to mention my camera probably has a boost of 10db or 20+, maybe 15db so it may be louder.

but it is...

Yeah, distracts me sleeping.

Mine doesn't sound that loud, and it's also less constant. I just checked to see if it was making it so I could record it as well, but it's not doing it. Then again, I've only had my rig on for a very short while. Perhaps I'll edit later if it starts doing it, but to be honest, I haven't really paid attention, but I don't think it's been happening lately.
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