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Help! P67 CPU water cooler makes scary noise!

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Hi. I bought a P67 system with a liquid cpu cooler 2 months ago from ibuypower. Today my computer started making a really scary and loud noise. It's hard to describe but it sounds like a high pitched drill and it last about 1-2 seconds, then it goes silent again and after ~10 seconds it starts again. I'm working with computers for 20 years but I have never heard a sound like that. I tried to narrow the source of the sound down and I know now that it does not come from any fan. The only possible sources that I located are: CPU, CPU liquid cooler or the Motherboard. Does anybody ever expierienced something similar? Any advise would be appreciated.
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If its coming from the cpu area, then its either the vrm or the pump failing as you likely have a h50 where the pump is integrated into the cpu block. To rule out the vrm, you can check if there are load spikes happening when this noise occurs.
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Yup, sounds like pump issue...


My pump does that when it gets too cold.


Guess it could be a fan though, I would open her up and give a listen to what exactly is making the noise.
    
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cky2k6 / Crabid, thank you for your quick reply!

The sound did stop now for half an hour, but if it should come back (and I'm afraid it will), a new water cooler will be the first thing that I will install.

Another question: it's the first time that I bought a computer with a water cooler and the cooler is always making a slight gurgling sound, it's not loud at all but I was wondering if that is normal?
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cky2k6 / Crabid, thank you for your quick reply!

The sound did stop now for half an hour, but if it should come back (and I'm afraid it will), a new water cooler will be the first thing that I will install.

Another question: it's the first time that I bought a computer with a water cooler and the cooler is always making a slight gurgling sound, it's not loud at all but I was wondering if that is normal?
what exactly do you mean by water cooler ,can you be a bit more specific,are you talking H50/70 type or custom ?
    
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what exactly do you mean by water cooler ,can you be a bit more specific,are you talking H50/70 type or custom ?
It is a Corsair H50
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It is a Corsair H50
It should make a gurgling sound at most every once in a while. I'd look into a warranty claim. The pump should be silent.
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