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May 27, 2012 1:41:11 PM

i got a weird sound from the block, the one that is mounted on the cpu i got it since i mounted it

what can it be, can it be air bubble in the unit?

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May 27, 2012 2:18:47 PM

i mounted it friday
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May 27, 2012 2:27:14 PM

What kind of sound is it?
rattle, knocking, glub glub?
It could be an airlock, it could be a loose screw, if you are certain it is the H100 making the noise, try rotating you Pc whilst on, all angles, upside down, on its side etc, to try and work the lock out
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May 27, 2012 2:28:50 PM

how can i upload a sound file so you can hear it?
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May 27, 2012 2:36:21 PM

are you sure it is not the fan rattling sound? because stock h100 fans are crappy and no where near quiet.
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May 27, 2012 2:37:25 PM

Re:Soundfile, probably best to video on cameraphone and upload the vid to imageshack or photobucket, then paste the directlink in a post here
Moto
May 27, 2012 2:39:42 PM

ok i will do that
May 27, 2012 2:40:19 PM

i use noctua nf-f12 fans
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May 27, 2012 3:42:58 PM

your fans are one of the quietest fans out there so i don't think it's from fans,most likely it's the pump.i would suggest contacting corsair,their customer service is excellent and they will help you for sure.
May 27, 2012 4:59:11 PM

how should i contact them?
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May 27, 2012 5:01:37 PM

email.
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May 27, 2012 7:08:41 PM

Thats perfectly normal pump noise, amplified by the fact its a lower end example,
Corsair won't see that as a fault though
if you are up to it, try removing the outer shell and packing the void with something to deaden/absorb the sound,
and don't froget the bleeding/rotating as I first mentioned, it may help a little
Moto
May 27, 2012 7:11:17 PM

i have contacted and linked the movie that shows it, and i will see what they say
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May 27, 2012 7:22:34 PM

Ok man, let us know how it goes,
Moto
May 27, 2012 7:23:03 PM

i will do:) 
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May 27, 2012 11:13:03 PM

rubix did mention that alot of people have been complaining of rattling units/leaking packages and even a bag filled with their "proprietary" coolant...

corsairs going sloppy i suppose.
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May 29, 2012 1:45:43 PM

Noise sounds pretty normal from what I have heard on the web about Corsair units...they seem to make that 'ticking' sound. The noise also closely resembles a case fan with a wire hitting the blades, but I would expect that sound to be much more defined and easy to isolate.
May 29, 2012 1:47:29 PM

so you mean there is nothing wrong with my cooler?
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May 29, 2012 1:47:41 PM

also another probable cause :/ 
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May 29, 2012 1:50:37 PM

sorry for double post, if temps aren't horrible(bad) then you have nothing to worry about. WCS - your pump fails, cpu notices overheating threshold, system shuts down.
May 29, 2012 1:52:02 PM

should i rma it ? or wait till corsair comes with their updated h100 without the noise?
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May 29, 2012 2:14:34 PM

Are you seeing bad temps or is it just the noise? If your temps are fine, why RMA it?
May 29, 2012 2:16:21 PM

i got 32-35 celsius in idle 3570k stock clock
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May 29, 2012 2:21:29 PM

That's very respectable. How about load temps?
May 29, 2012 2:28:38 PM

how can i test load temps?
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May 29, 2012 2:53:12 PM

Intel Burn Test.
May 29, 2012 2:54:09 PM

ok i will do that and return with the temps
May 29, 2012 3:03:09 PM

between 60-65 celsius on maximum stress and runned 2 passes
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May 29, 2012 3:14:24 PM

That's pretty normal...I'd say it's running as expected.
May 29, 2012 3:15:46 PM

but should it really be so loud?
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May 29, 2012 3:17:59 PM

your video depicts the sound to be in the normal range. anything louder than that we'd have pounced on corsairs build quality and workmanship for giving such a crappy unit to end users.

all in all - your worrying too much :) 
May 29, 2012 3:19:18 PM

but i thought the h100 were as silence as nh-d14
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May 29, 2012 3:31:11 PM

Where did you hear that? ...Maybe on low speeds, but you'd need it set on high to achieve around the same cooling potential as the NH-D14.
May 29, 2012 3:32:45 PM

but i got the noctua nh-d14 and have heard that it then were about the same noise on high
May 29, 2012 3:33:47 PM

meant got the nf-f12 fans
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May 29, 2012 3:48:04 PM

rubix_1011 said:
Where did you hear that? ...Maybe on low speeds, but you'd need it set on high to achieve around the same cooling potential as the NH-D14.


he mentioned in his early post that he uses 2x noctua fans for his h100.
May 29, 2012 4:02:25 PM

should be as loud as it is in the video, and should i rma it or order a fix?
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May 29, 2012 4:08:55 PM

bottom line, the unit is fine. careful research will show that the H100 cooler is much nosier compared to other high end coolers.

NH D14 is a cooler, NF-F12 is a fan. Site clearly states that they aren't silent, and have been designed for high static pressure scenarios like rads and tightly spaced fins.

another instance of a misinformed purchase. With the way this is going, I suppose corsair will even shrug off the noise as it is doing its job the way it was advertised.
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May 29, 2012 4:21:22 PM

Lutfij said:
bottom line, the unit is fine. careful research will show that the H100 cooler is much nosier compared to other high end coolers.

NH D14 is a cooler, NF-F12 is a fan. Site clearly states that they aren't silent, and have been designed for high static pressure scenarios like rads and tightly spaced fins.

another instance of a misinformed purchase. With the way this is going, I suppose corsair will even shrug off the noise as it is doing its job the way it was advertised.


best answer IMO.
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May 29, 2012 4:30:29 PM

Agreed.

I'll also state what I've stated many times before- people think a Corsair/Antec closed loop cooler will drastically cool better than their very good air cooler and are disappointed when they do not. Furthermore, they usually perform, on average, about the same as most good coolers while running their fans at higher speeds to achieve the same cooling. Just because the box you bought says 'liquid cooler' on it, doesn't mean it performs like an actual watercooling loop; because it doesn't.
May 29, 2012 4:44:06 PM

i have ask a lot of places about noctua nf-f12 and corsair h100 and heard it was really silent
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May 29, 2012 5:10:51 PM

it depends on rpm.if you run the fans with highest rpm then don't expect silence.
May 29, 2012 5:12:21 PM

how can i see there rpm, is there something about they run on their highest rpm on low setting on h100?
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May 29, 2012 6:56:36 PM

rubix_1011 said:
Agreed.

I'll also state what I've stated many times before- people think a Corsair/Antec closed loop cooler will drastically cool better than their very good air cooler and are disappointed when they do not. Furthermore, they usually perform, on average, about the same as most good coolers while running their fans at higher speeds to achieve the same cooling. Just because the box you bought says 'liquid cooler' on it, doesn't mean it performs like an actual watercooling loop; because it doesn't.

I am one such person who had to learn it the hard way :p . In fact the liquid inside a heatpipe assembled air cooler also qualifies as a liquid cooler... [:lutfij:2]

btw, thanks fire24+rubix :) 
May 30, 2012 8:51:23 PM

That pump noise is not normal, and pump noise on the Hydro series coolers is an acknowledged problem in a small percentage of units ...

http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=107252

I have my H100 hooked up to my Lamptron fan controller, and at 100% (around 2150 RPM), my pump has the same noise as in your video. When I drop it to 90% (1750 RPM) the noise is completely eliminated with minimal impact to cooling performance. Others have used a diode to reduce the voltage with the same beneficial result.

Corsair has been able to reproduce the problem in their lab, which is "a tolerance issue in the ceramic bearing around the pump shaft". Reference: http://www.overclock.net/t/1236923/corsair-h100-h80-h60...

They're currently tightening their screening process on their next manufacturing batch and will be providing information on how to RMA your units once it's confirmed they're available in-house without the noise issue. I'd recommend you follow that thread on overclock.net as Corsair George is posting updates there.
May 30, 2012 8:53:38 PM

i am following that thread but thanks:) 
May 30, 2012 9:08:39 PM

but how do i plug it in to a fan controller when i only can plug in fan connectors
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May 30, 2012 9:47:21 PM

Quote:
Corsair has been able to reproduce the problem in their lab, which is "a tolerance issue in the ceramic bearing around the pump shaft". Reference: http://www.overclock.net/t/1236923 [...] t_17333576

They're currently tightening their screening process on their next manufacturing batch and will be providing information on how to RMA your units once it's confirmed they're available in-house without the noise issue. I'd recommend you follow that thread on overclock.net as Corsair George is posting updates there.


I'd say stop messing with it and get an RMA. If they've announced this on a public forum, they're aware of it. Get a 'fixed' unit.
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