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XSPC pump is somewhat loud

post #1 of 6
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When I first filled this system it was kind of loud because air was trapped and had to get out. Once I got all that out the pump was pretty quiet. Now it has gotten louder and kind of sounds like a rattle. Is this normal? Temps are fine I think, at load stock its like 32C.
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post #2 of 6
It sounds like vibration to me. The pump is vibrating, and as it transfers that vibration to the case the case acts like a speaker and makes noise.

You either need to tighten the pump up in the bay reservoir more or find a way to isolate it from the case with some rubber or other shock absorbing material.
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post #3 of 6
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Not vibration I pulled it out a few inches from the case still on and it sounded the same. I think its because I have only one .5 cubic cm air bubble in all of my loop and it happens to be half way in the pump and the other half stuck on the clear intake of the pump. As it goes in and out it gets louder and quieter.
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post #4 of 6
Tilt the case around with the reservoir completly filled until you get all the air pockets removed. Drive bay pumps are notorius for needing a small juggling act on the case to get the system bled of air. If I remember right, this pump has a low level baffle on the inlet that takes some work to purge. Lay the case on it's right, etc..
    
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post #5 of 6
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I did that already actually. For over an hour. That one bubble is the only I can not rid of. Its not causing any problems actually, except for the louder pump. I'l just leave it I guess.
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post #6 of 6
If you have a small bubble in the impeller cavity that's going to cause a lot of noise. Tilt it around and try to get that air bubble out. I had a similar problem with the pump in my kit when I installed it in my brothers 600T.
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