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With Corsair being completely unreachable by phone, I was wondering if air bubbles in the thermal compound could be causing this issue. Basically the run down of the issue is, randomly one day my Corsair 100i decided to start idling at around 50-60C instead of 26-38C. I don't know if the pump is working or not, but I think I can feel the pump hoses vibrating a bit. Basically I am just wondering if Thermal Compound reapplication could solve this issue.
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  1. How long as it been since you changed your thermal compound? as a guideline I change it once a year now > as suggested by most of the guys on toms
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    eleirs said:
    With Corsair being completely unreachable by phone, I was wondering if air bubbles in the thermal compound could be causing this issue. Basically the run down of the issue is, randomly one day my Corsair 100i decided to start idling at around 50-60C instead of 26-38C. I don't know if the pump is working or not, but I think I can feel the pump hoses vibrating a bit. Basically I am just wondering if Thermal Compound reapplication could solve this issue.


    It doesnt hurt to reapply thermail compound :D Go and try it :D keep us updated if temps are the same?
  3. I doubt it's the paste.
    Pull the fans off, is the rad plugged with dust?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyC3lZ5WFMk
  4. I unhooked everything and cleared out the radiator. I am very strict with keeping my case dust free. As a note this Cooler has already lost the blue LED 5months in. It has had the same stock Thermal paste for around 8 months
  5. worth giving it a change but doubt the paste is the problem. I doubt paste will cause the spike to be as big as yours was then.
  6. Do you think it is the processor, or just a botched Corsair 100i?
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