- 28 months ago
I built a PC about one year ago (no overclocks) and all is working great except for a little annoyance.
Here is the list: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Limits/saved/HbgwP6
The issue happened about 6 months after building the PC. I noticed that the fans on my H100i V2 gets loud easily. Before that time, it does not. So I went into Corsair Link and noticed that the fan curve is set to boost fans to performance mode if the liquid temperature gets past 40 degrees C. This means that for about 6 months, my PC never got the liquid past 40 degrees doing anything (even doing graphics rendering with 100% CPU load).
Upon noticing this, I boosted the pump speed to "performance" mode to prevent the fans from needing to reach performance mode. As a result, the liquid does not reach 40 degrees and the fans stay quiet. All sounds good except if I game long enough which makes the liquid goes past 40 degrees and the fans spool up again. This is annoying because I used to be able to game without this happening and achieved that even with both fans and pump on quiet mode.
As of now, the situation has gone worse. The liquid temperature go up really fast if I don't keep the pumps on "performance" mode. This happens even when I keep my PC idle, it has to be on performance mode (and the liquid temp is still very close to 40 degrees C).
What I tried:
- -Blew dust out of the PC
- -Took off the radiator and fans and blew dust out of both.
- -Lightly shook the radiator to try to move air bubbles (if any) to a better place in the radiator.
- -Felt the pipes while PC is on. One pipe is hotter than the other. Some say this is normal because hot liquid goes away from one and cooled liquid comes back down the other. But some say this is a sign of a weak/failing pump since the continuous flow should balance both pipes' temperatures more or less.
-Removing the CPU block to re-paste (I don't think that is the issue yet since it looks pump related)
I am suspecting a pump problem but I hope its not. Please advise.
Thanks for reading this,