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    watercooling pump noise

    Ok i finally got the right watercooling kit though from scan, my nice Corsair hydrocool200EX and its ace, keeps my CPU @ 30°C (mbm temps) under load when clocked at 12x200 =)

    The only problem i have with it is noise - not from the fan, thats pretty much silent, so i've narrowed it down to the pump.

    Is there anything i can do to reduce the noise its making, its kind of like a low drone. Or is there maybe a problem with the pump or my setup? This is my first real watercooling attempt so i'm not 100% sure really

    anyone else got a hydrocool that could comment on its noise?

    cheers

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    No idea about the hydrocool, as I've never played with one, but pump noise is often caused by the vibrations being transferred from the pump onto another surface, eg metal.

    Check (if you can) whether the pump is mounted on rubber grommets or not. If it isn't, try remounting it with some. I think over-clock might sell pump hold down bits for eheims (but you can use them on anything, really).

    If you don't fancy ordering just for the sake of four rubber grommets, you could put a little anti-vibe sponge (the stuff that some companies deliver fragile items with). It's just sponge with a bunch of spikey protrusions from it. Works wonders - my eheim 1250 was causing a lot of vibration in the case, so I just sat it on a couple of layers of sponge, and it's pretty much silent now.

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    yeah i was thinking of trying some sponge like that, just need to find some now

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    Got mine on about 3/4 inch of foam and it is silent.

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    Deafening

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1
    Ok i finally got the right watercooling kit though from scan, my nice Corsair hydrocool200EX and its ace, keeps my CPU @ 30°C (mbm temps) under load when clocked at 12x200 =)

    The only problem i have with it is noise - not from the fan, thats pretty much silent, so i've narrowed it down to the pump.

    Is there anything i can do to reduce the noise its making, its kind of like a low drone. Or is there maybe a problem with the pump or my setup? This is my first real watercooling attempt so i'm not 100% sure really

    anyone else got a hydrocool that could comment on its noise?

    cheers

    Spud
    Spud

    I have the same problem - I have tried all manner of surfaces to put it on and it is still very loud... if you have any luck, please let me know.. thanks!

    M.

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    I put my pump on some foam matting that a hard drive came packed in.
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    heh - I got mine from scan too

    at the moment its positioned on my windowsill sucking air into the room and thus keeping temps down and in turbo mode is quieter than my 1018 case with 7 case fans in full flight.

    I dunno how noisy is noisy as I'm probably 1/2 deaf from raving as a youngster @ bowlers ( yes...I admit it I went a few times - along with the glow stix and whistle )

    What I'll do is speak to corsair and ask them what the noise values for the hydrocooler (if any) should be in normal and turbo mode. Once I get a reply I will post it here for you to see

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    That is why I did'nt buy one! I read many reviews before I decided not to buy it! I found the koolance to be much better!

    http://www.koolance.com/products/ind...?category_id=2
    Last edited by myth; 21-07-2004 at 07:02 PM.

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    Re: watercooling pump noise

    I just suspended my pump with elastic bands. They were black soo near impossible to see in the case. Works a charm

    Try something along the same lines with the hydrocool?

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    Re: watercooling pump noise

    It needed a bigger picture than that

    6 years, dude!!

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    Re: watercooling pump noise

    Whoaaa big mistake. Sorry ppl i thought it was the date joined. It came up on the similar threads section.

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