April 02, 2017

Liquid Coolers Redux

Last July I wrote about the liquid cooler on my PC going kaput. Looks like the warranty replacement unit is crapping out now too. I had one overheat incident yesterday, and a couple of pump stoppages that were "cured" with a solid rap today. I know it will get worse. I've already contacted support. If they say its out of warranty, I'll switch brands.

Posted by: Mauser at 04:34 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 "Here's your RMA Number."
Okay, how do I cool my CPU in the meantime?

(Last time I had to pay for a reconditioned one, refunded when my return was processed. Seemed reasonable).

Posted by: Mauser at April 03, 2017 05:14 PM (5Ktpu)

2 $110 deposit on replacement paid ($15 of that is shipping, and I'm sure I'll have to pay shipping it back). The current cooler can keep the processor from overheating even when the pump stops, as long as I'm not doing anything strenuous, but when it sticks, it is NOT responding to percussive maintenance.

If this one eventually fails, I'm going to see if I can locate some other kind of inline pump and cobble something together.

Posted by: Mauser at April 05, 2017 08:38 PM (5Ktpu)

3 New Unit just arrived FedEx. I'm pretty sure this is a new one, not a reconditioned one, since the last one was a recon, which didn't have all the accessories (Thank goodness I did the deposit version. If I'd sent back everything first....) Right now Himawari is powered down and cooling off before I dig into her guts....

Posted by: Mauser at April 10, 2017 04:41 PM (5Ktpu)

4 New unit installed, appears to be running well. Was unphased by WoWS.
Cross your fingers that third time's the charm.
Still need to ship back the previous one.

Posted by: Mauser at April 10, 2017 07:49 PM (5Ktpu)

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