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i54960k, corsair h80i - Possible pump failure, severe underclocking.

TylerJ_COE 654 69 August 31, 2016 at 03:38 PM
I recently had my computer shutdown on me during normal gaming. Resulted in my having to 'reset' my pc. Upon reinstalling and getting back to the desktop I noticed the processor which was previously overclocked to 4.3 ghz was now running at 0.8ghz. I thought that the cooler must not be working so I've taken it apart and can't seem to find anything wrong. Is it worth putting it back together and continue troubleshooting it, or should I just switch to the 212 evo, which I have, and forget Corsair and their closed loop solutions?

I have found forums that say they have fixed their h80i, but I've also found forums that say screw corsair and their crappy closed loop cooling.

Tyler

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How old is it? The reinstall part is very confusing. Can you go into more details here on why you had to reinstall?

If this was me I would reset the processor back to stock settings (No overclocking) then fire up windows run the corsair link software and see what temps are.

Can you hear your pump running?
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Quote from LiquidRetro View Post :
How old is it? The reinstall part is very confusing. Can you go into more details here on why you had to reinstall?

If this was me I would reset the processor back to stock settings (No overclocking) then fire up windows run the corsair link software and see what temps are.

Can you hear your pump running?
Reinstalling windows, I had no choice, it was boot looping and I had to reinstall. The only choice I had was to keep my files or not keep my files.

The h80i is less than 1 year old. Entire computer is about 6 months old. Been overclocked for the last 4 months without issue.

No, I cannot hear the pump running, but I also felt like I have never been able to hear it above the other fan noise. I have reset the bios so no overclocking anymore.

Okay, I will take your advice and do some troubleshooting with the link software.

Thanks for responding.
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Even seeing the temps in the BIOS would be good enough to check. Only excuse for that throttling would be temps in the 100C ballpark.

Toss in a different cooler since you have it on hand. I have used 2 of those closed water loops and have had no issues. Even with a pump failure, it would take a couple of minutes to fully saturate the loop the get nasty temps unless the thing is leaking.

If the temps are good, and you have truly cleared your bios (removed the cmos if need be) then your processor seems to have some issues.
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Ah thank you for your comment. Yes I noticed it seemed to be okay for several minutes the first time I got back to the desktop, which is when I noticed the underclocking. So I could put it all back together with the closed loop and check temps and go from there. High temps, then swap cooler and then it will show me if my cpu is problematic.
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I would never try to fix a closed loop liquid cooling system. Looks like temps are too high for your procie. Would follow Pedantycs advice.
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I reinstalled the h80i, installed corsair link which told me that the pump was running and that my processor cores were also at 99C! This seems to be an obvious pump failure. Will be switching to the 212 evo tonight.

Bios temps were 94.5C a few minutes prior to getting corsair link reinstalled.
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Just an FYI, been using the 212 evo and having no issues.
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If you are ever in doubt about a water cooling setup not working just put your hand on the pump. When running, all pumps will emit a slight vibration that you should notice immediately. In fact, I suggest you do this even when the pump is running normally so you can get used to how it should feel.
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If you are ever in doubt about a water cooling setup not working just put your hand on the pump. When running, all pumps will emit a slight vibration that you should notice immediately. In fact, I suggest you do this even when the pump is running normally so you can get used to how it should feel.
I have an h60 that is still working fine with a pentium anniversary g3258. I will make sure I feel it so I can get a feel for what it is like when working correctly. Great advice and repped.
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i thought you tear it down and didn't see any problem? maybe i read it wrong.

i think even the motor spins, the propeller can loose or broken
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