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Just got done putting my loop together. The pump is noisier than I expected. Will it quiet down or do I have to deal with he noise? Or did I get a defective pump?

EDIT: I think my pump is not right. I took it out of the bay to see if it was a mounting issue. The sound persists. Also, it is NOT the sound of water bubbles gushing out. It can be heard all way across the room. Here is an youtube link for it.


Edited by Awaz - 3/11/11 at 1:07pm
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post #2 of 21
What does the noise sound like? Are you hearing water bubbling through the loop? If that is the case, the loop was not fully bled.
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Leave the loop run for 24 hr and every few hrs re-orientate it on a different side I run mine on each of the 6 sides for 2 hrs each and my loop always comes out dead silent.
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I am still doing my leak test. So, nothing is powered up yet except my pump. I can try to shake things around to see if any more bubles come out. But no, it does not sound like water bubling through the loop. More of a motor whine.
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post #5 of 21
mine took a good 2-3 days, but its silent now. cant hear it over my ap-15s
    
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post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by Arksniper View Post
Leave the loop run for 24 hr and every few hrs re-orientate it on a different side I run mine on each of the 6 sides for 2 hrs each and my loop always comes out dead silent.
When you say reorient to a different side do you mean tilt the case? I sure cannot tilt the res+pump anyway - it is slammed solid into my 5.25 bay.
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post #7 of 21
I had one of these pumps and they are noisy, they kind of sound like a hard drive on full load don't they? And according to xspc, they are supposed to sound like that.

XSPC has crappy QC in my opinion.
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post #8 of 21
I mean as in put the case itself on each side and walk away for 2hr. So 2hrs normal, 2 hrs inverted, 2 hrs right side, 2 hrs left side, 2 hrs front, 2 hrs back. I used some text books to allow me to put the case on the front and back so I wouldn't damage the PSU connector or the fan controller on the front of my case. I do that when I can't get my d5 to be the highest part in my case and it works like a charm.
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post #9 of 21
If you just let it run for 24hrs with the res top off to let air escape it should quite down. It helps if you shake the case every once in a while to dislodge the air bubbles that can get trapped in the radiator.
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post #10 of 21

I just installed my Res/Pump today aswell as the rest of the WC parts. Here is a video i just just made for you. When i hold the camera against the pump i can hear it in the video, but if i am 1 foot away i cannot hear it at all. I had a loud pump before, rasa sent a new one and it's not even making a buzz now =D. My fans are way louder than the pump, i can't wait to get GT15's.


And as you can tell, I have ALOT of bubbles lol.
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