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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-10-2020, 05:29 PM - Thread Starter
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Intermittent ticking sound coming from AIO pump

Currently using a Kraken X31 AIO on my 980ti GPU. This morning I took it off for the first time in almost 5 years to clean it and re-apply paste.

After it out it back on, it's been making an intermittent ticking sound since, every 10 secs or so a ticking sound that gradually picks up in volume and then decreases until it's fully gone. The ticking sound is similar to those old HDs from back in the day.

Any idea what that could be? Pump starting to fail?

Edit: I moved my radiator around and that solved it, for now anyway.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-07-2020, 06:03 AM
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I have a custom loop PWM pump that is pretty old and it is ticking every second or two but not at regular intervals, and all the time. anyone?

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Quote: Originally Posted by sakete View Post
Currently using a Kraken X31 AIO on my 980ti GPU. This morning I took it off for the first time in almost 5 years to clean it and re-apply paste.

After it out it back on, it's been making an intermittent ticking sound since, every 10 secs or so a ticking sound that gradually picks up in volume and then decreases until it's fully gone. The ticking sound is similar to those old HDs from back in the day.

Any idea what that could be? Pump starting to fail?

Edit: I moved my radiator around and that solved it, for now anyway.
Considering your fix, its most definitely air bubbles moving around. They sound like ticking when they pass through the pump, and moving the rad probably caught it in a deadzone where it belongs.

All AIO's lose fluid over time, so they become more and more susceptible to air bubbles making it into the loop. The problem with CLC's like yours is that you can't(easily) top them up, so they basically have an expiration date, and at 5 years old, yours is getting close.

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