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IBuypower self contained liquid cooling system failing

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August 3, 2012 4:34:33 PM

Hello,

About a year and a half ago, I got a full rig from Ibuypower. Among the features was a self contained CPU cooling rig. (I'm 80% sure its the IBP-Z001) for the intel I7 X58 chipset.

It has been working great up until recently, without a single overheating problem. However now my computer will run for all of 5 minutes before shutting itself down. Checking the BIOS, I can confirm that my CPU temp is jumping to 90+ in a minute or two. All the fans in the case are dust free and operational (Including the fan part of the liquid cooling system). It must be the pump.

I'm a bit of a hardware newbie...is there any way to fix this? Or should I just outright replace it? While I do game, I don't overclock, can I replace it with a fan unit? Not sure where to go and I do NOT have a lot of money to spend to fix this. Any Help would be appreciated.
August 3, 2012 4:48:34 PM

It sounds like the water is no longer being pushed as there is not many points of failure on a closed loop kit as there is on custom watercooling, can you listen close to the tubing or maybe with your hand feel if water is being moved?

Also have you made sure that the waterblock (the part that goes on the CPU) is fully screwed down and is plugged into one of the fan headers (the pump is in the waterblock on closed loop water cooling units)?

Considering this is not custom watercooling, it would most likely be easier to simply get it replaced.
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August 3, 2012 5:23:21 PM

what was your warranty with ibuypower?

I would just start by bugging them first....
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