So I have a Corsair h115 AIO and my cpu is 100 degrees Celsius on idle… this just started happening a few days ago. Games and even chrome started crashing and being very slow. Is it safe to use or do I need to buy an air cooler?
I can’t tell if the pump is operational because after I bought the AIO the USB headder was broken and it won’t detect the AIO in ICUE. The fans are working but they are on high all the time and I can’t adjust them because it’s not showing up in ICUE.
I have an extra air cooler I could apply temporarily but idk if I should.
the cpu has been overclocked once but it’s still at stock frequency.
I used the stock thermal paste bc I didn’t have any on hand…
Without a proper USB connection the iCUE app won't work. Try another internal usb port. iCUE will show the pump rpm or within Bios in your fan curve profile.
The fans should work 100% all the time and not meant to be adjusted.
You have to determine if the AIO pump works either by RMA or testing outside of your case. In either case your should remove the unit and test the system with the AIR cooler you have. At the same time inspect the CPU socket for bent pins. Apply new TIM and careful when tightening down the hold down bracket screws only to finger tight from corner to corner.
I think your pushing it trying to SLI your 1070Ti GPUs with the RM 750X. Very little headroom left for expansion or Overclocking.