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New H60 - Noisy?

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December 27, 2012 5:08:54 PM

Hi there, I received my replacement H60 today, as the previous one had the dreaded grinding/buzzing noise. To my surprise I find out I got the new H60 2013 Edition (Well, I think it is) instead of another old H60.

I was hoping that it would solve my problem and everything would be hunkydory but sadly it turns out to be louder than the previous. It's making a noise a bit like an aquarium but VERY loud, especially when compared to the stock cooler I was using while waiting for the replacement.

Also I think the temperatures I'm getting are a bit high for what it should be. I'm running a i7-2600 non-k edition at stock speeds and getting between 38 to 42c at idle.

Does anyone have any idea what I've done wrong is it another faulty component.

Cheers for the help.

Paul



Flipped the radiator over to see if it helps, just as noisy.
Any ideas? Should I try connecting the cooler's 3 pin to a different connection like on a Molex to 4 3pin connector.

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a c 150 K Overclocking
December 27, 2012 5:35:11 PM

That sounds like either air is getting stuck within the pump or something else.

Tap the CPU block while you have the pump on and see if that alleviates anything.
December 27, 2012 6:26:29 PM

Thanks for the Quick reply! Just tried tapping it but nothing has happened. I've noticed the wire is a bit twisted, would that cause it? I couldn't really position it without it being a bit twisted.


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December 27, 2012 6:32:51 PM

You mounted the radiator upside down. Read the instructions!!!! No wonder you are having problems....The tubing should be on the bottom of the radiator. I literally just installed my 2013 H60 last night. It is 100% silent.

From the FAQ section of the manual:
"4. Do I mount the radiator hose up or down?
For optimized cooling, Corsair recommends the radiator is mounted hose down."
December 27, 2012 6:49:34 PM

"Flipped the radiator over to see if it helps, just as noisy. "

I've had it both ways, both just as loud.
December 27, 2012 6:52:25 PM

paulrawr said:
"Flipped the radiator over to see if it helps, just as noisy. "

I've had it both ways, both just as loud.


The only other thing that I've heard of is low voltage on the 12V rail causing the pump to make noise. Having the same issue on 2 units is not a coincidence.
December 27, 2012 6:53:32 PM

I had my H60 for about two weeks and returned it. Got noisy and then started to have random temp spikes at idle. Its a POS if you ask me. 29.99 dollar cooler master hyper 212+ heat sink is doing nearly the same amount of cooling compared the H60 I had.
December 27, 2012 6:59:42 PM

us11csalyer said:
I had my H60 for about two weeks and returned it. Got noisy and then started to have random temp spikes at idle. Its a POS if you ask me. 29.99 dollar cooler master hyper 212+ heat sink is doing nearly the same amount of cooling compared the H60 I had.


Fortunately, nobody asked you.
December 27, 2012 7:16:01 PM

iknowhowtofixit said:
The only other thing that I've heard of is low voltage on the 12V rail causing the pump to make noise. Having the same issue on 2 units is not a coincidence.


Well I thought it might change seeing one is a newer version but I guess not. I will see if Corsair would like me return for a refund or credit or something..

Isn't there any fixes for this though?
December 27, 2012 7:36:29 PM

paulrawr said:
Well I thought it might change seeing one is a newer version but I guess not. I will see if Corsair would like me return for a refund or credit or something..

Isn't there any fixes for this though?


I would test to confirm before doing anything. You can probably do this a couple of ways:

First and most obvious would be a multimeter. If you are reading low on your 12V rail, then we know what the issue is.

Second, if you have the H60 plugged into the motherboard, try bypassing the motherboard using a fan to molex adapter and connect directly to the PSU.

Next, I would jumper the appropriate 2 pins on the 24pin connector of your PSU with a paper clip (you can google how to do this) with all of your components disconnected from power except for the pump (connected the way described above) and see if it has the same noise.
December 27, 2012 8:07:44 PM

iknowhowtofixit said:
I would test to confirm before doing anything. You can probably do this a couple of ways:

First and most obvious would be a multimeter. If you are reading low on your 12V rail, then we know what the issue is.

Second, if you have the H60 plugged into the motherboard, try bypassing the motherboard using a fan to molex adapter and connect directly to the PSU.

Next, I would jumper the appropriate 2 pins on the 24pin connector of your PSU with a paper clip (you can google how to do this) with all of your components disconnected from power except for the pump (connected the way described above) and see if it has the same noise.


I don't have a multimeter available at the moment so couldn't try out the first part.

I just done the second part and noticed a difference in sound; it has got quieter but it sounds about the same as my old H60, like a grinding/buzzing noise.

Thanks for your help; I've just e-mailed Corsair seeing if there's any other option they can give me instead of getting a replacement; hopefully I'll be able to get another model.
December 29, 2012 6:45:33 PM

The pump may be broken.
December 30, 2012 3:56:17 PM

My H60 2013 is silent can not hardly hear my pc now. Almost keep trying to turn it on when it already on lol. I think it is because you have the radiator part upside down.
January 6, 2013 10:38:38 PM

paulrawr said:
"Flipped the radiator over to see if it helps, just as noisy. "

I've had it both ways, both just as loud.


I've complained to corsair and they've offered me an H80 instead to see if that fixes the problem
a b K Overclocking
January 7, 2013 2:08:44 PM

paulrawr said:
I've complained to corsair and they've offered me an H80 instead to see if that fixes the problem

Corsair loves their customers :) . H80 or H80i? If it's the H80 I think they are trying to just get rid of their old parts.
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