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How to check if the corsair h60 pump is working at 100%

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September 13, 2011 12:17:49 PM

Hi Everybody i just got the corsair h60 and i was wondering how to make sure that the pumps are working at %100 when i go into the bios it only shows the fan thats connected to the cpu fan on the motherboard.

Im getting idle temps at 40c is that ok?


My Build is:
amd phenom ii x4 955 black edition
4gb corsair dominator ram
asus m4n75td (Motherboard)
Gtx 580
750W PSU
a b } Memory
September 13, 2011 3:23:59 PM

40 isnt bad.
How hot does it run under load? Thats much more important.
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September 13, 2011 4:04:49 PM

in prime 95 for 40 min was under load and it was 57-61
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September 13, 2011 4:29:18 PM

The 'all-in-one' maintenance-free loops have high idle temps, and in the BIOS make sure CPU Q-Fan Function -> Disabled for 100% pump speed.

The 'temps' depend upon your ambient {room} temperature. Fan speeds and temps, all in one app, use HW Monitor -> http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html I have a bunch of H50's at they run ~1400RPM.

edit: I see the H60 Pump RPM speeds all over the place, the going consensus is 2000RPM~4000RPM; see -> http://forum.corsair.com/forums/showthread.php?t=98183

So I'm curious what HW Monitor shows on your system?
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September 13, 2011 10:32:51 PM

for some reason it doesnt show the pump in rpm (i think its the pump) its shows in percentage (99% on all 3)and for some reason it shows 3 of them. I looked in the bios it doesnt even show up there only the fan not the pump and q fan is disabled

heres a picture of the hw monitor



btw ambient temperature in my room is like 73 Fahrenheit
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September 13, 2011 11:08:20 PM

99% is full speed, and if the Pump is connected to the CPU_Header with Q-Fan -> Disabled it is running at full speed. Temps look fine.

Otherwise, the only telltale sign that something is wrong is a hot to the touch pump.
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a b } Memory
September 14, 2011 7:11:55 AM

Nothing wrong that I can see. Temps are good to great depending on what room temp is!
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a b } Memory
September 14, 2011 8:36:33 AM

61 Degrees Celsius is not overheating???
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September 14, 2011 8:40:45 AM

when it overheated it was way over that it was 68 or higher
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September 14, 2011 9:21:45 AM

From that post "What happened was i plugged the power cord into the power supply it looked like it was gonna turn on then it sounded like a small firecracker went off and there was a big blue light "

DO NOT turn your PC ON! RMA the PSU or purchase another 'good' PSU e.g. Corsair with power protection. 850W OC CPU + GPU on a single GTX 580 or a 1000W on AM3+ in SLI.

Even on a $500~$1,000+ water loop there is a Thermal Limit to ANY CPU OC. The H60 is akin with a good HSF; it's nice and clean but it has its' limits.
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May 28, 2013 9:15:09 AM

i used msi control center with mine but my pump died and now im stuck back with my stock amd cooler but at idle i was getting 18.C and underload prime95 for 1 hour i ws getting around 55.C-60.C
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