Question Does this sound mean my AIO is "dead"?

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Hey everyone, I built a new pc roughly 8 months ago. At first there were no issues but as time went I started having coz overheating issues. After some cleanup and windows reinstall it was fixed for while but now started once again, worse than ever.

Cpu is around 50-60 C while idle but once you start doing something and that's basically anything slightly demanding it gets high very quickly. Literally to 100 C in a few minutes. Even though cpu usage doesn't exceed 30%.

I started digging into my pc and wanted to try if aio pump is the problem. But it's not. I tried unplugging and plugging back in the pump cable and watched the temperature rise and lower. What concerned me is the sound the aio made when I plugged the pump back. I hear that on every startup. I though it's my hard drives but nope.

I guess that means it's filled with air bubbles. So I tried taking out the whole aio. Shaking it and trying to get the air from the cpu heatsink to the top of the radiator. It didn't do much...

Can I solve this somehow or do I need to buy new cooling?

Cooling is MAG Coreliquid 240R
CPU is i5 10600KF 4.10 GHz

Here is video of me plugging back the pump cable: View: http://imgur.com/a/qI7Czzj
 

Phaaze88

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Yeah, it's not working, because they moved the pump from the usual area in the cpu block. It's in the radiator.
With how you have it now, you've been exposing it to air all this time.

Mount the radiator at the front, with the inlet + outlet at the bottom. If this is not possible, you have to replace the whole cooler.
 
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Yeah, it's not working, because they moved the pump from the usual area in the cpu block. It's in the radiator.
With how you have it now, you've been exposing it to air all this time.

Mount the radiator at the front, with the inlet + outlet at the bottom. If this is not possible, you have to replace the whole cooler.

Well I am pretty sure the pump is working ( its not completely dead). Because when I unplug the cable I can see the temperature steadily rising.

About the position. yeah the pump is basically on top of the radiator. I have it mounted on top because thats the only was I could have it. Sadly I cant mount it to the front ( HDDs in a way and tubing not long enough) I got FractalDesign define 7 which is bigger than the the usual mid tower.

Yeah I think replacing is the only way. Gonna go with air cooling this time. But I dont think this is my fault right? Just faulty pump
 

Phaaze88

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Yeah I think replacing is the only way. Gonna go with air cooling this time. But I dont think this is my fault right? Just faulty pump
It's not your fault, but Pump-In-Radiator models are doomed to die an early death if the user chooses to keep the radiator mounted at the roof of their chassis.
There is some air present in the loop from the start, and over time, that volume only increases.
 
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It's not your fault, but Pump-In-Radiator models are doomed to die an early death if the user chooses to keep the radiator mounted at the roof of their chassis.
There is some air present in the loop from the start, and over time, that volume only increases.
Yeah I have read about that. I tried shaking it and getting the air bubbles somewhat from the cpu block and the sound actually stopped after that but CPU was still overheating so much that my CPU throttled from 4.10 GHz to 900 :D

And that sucks. I checked and it wasnt 8 months, actually only 6 months and it died on me...
 
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What cpu do you need to cool?
Noctua has an app to select a suitable cooler:
https://ncc.noctua.at/cpus

If noctua is not your style, look for a cooler with a similar configuration to one recommended.
Ahahaha nice one. My cpu is CPU is i5 10600KF 4.10 GHz

Funny thing is that I just got new air cpu cooler and guess what. Its Noctua. To be specific Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black. Was also choosing between this one and and NHD15 but decided on the cheaper one. Wasnt sure if I will have enough space for NHD15.

Works flawlessly right now CPU is 38-45 C while browsing web.

Thanks for the help both of u.
 

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