Whoa, I was doing an encoding job on my overclocked AMD64 (2000Mhz to 2400Mhz @ 1.63Vcore - Crap o/cer) in a bedroom, which was very hot at the time.
CPU temps were @ 43c~ when the pump decided to die (It's done this before, doesn't like hot water). I got out a big 120mm fan and pointed it at the pump to cool it down so it would start up again (No way was I losing a 2hour encoding job :wink: )
The temp was rising and rising and I was about to give up when it topped 73c when the pump kicked back into life
Anyway - For your viewing pleasure:
I think the CPU (which doesn't have cool and quiet enabled) must have been surviving on convection :mrgreen:
Got to love that temp drop as soon at the pump kicked back in!
The C-Systems CSP750 MKII pump I had running 24/7 for 11 months finally decided to end its miserable existence by burning itself to death due to sloppy engineering a month ago (50 000 hours MBTF my ass !). I had to jury-rig a cheap and noisy submersible aquarium pump to my system since then.
I'll be receiving a Laing D5 and a pre-modded Chevette heatercore from Danger Den in the next few days, I'll never ever buy another C-Systems pump again !
I have a Hydor L30 - I'm not blaming it on the pump, I don't think they were designed to work in crapt conditions (My entire cooling system in in a midi tower with the rest of the PC) or with warm / almost hot water.
I may be wrong - and in that case Hydor pumps suck! :twisted: :twisted: