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H100i v2 - Overheating issue, help me, please.

Hey, I'll keep this as brief as possible.

Yesterday night, I left my computer open to upload videos, not only it din't uploaded anything because it closed sometime in the midnight, but when I try to open it, it runs normally, but with the huge exception of the panel showing me 80-90-98 clesius and the H100i v2 cooler is making a noise, assuming it is from the fans or the pump, also the logo turned red instead of white.

So, my question to you all is, what can I do in this case? Is it a problem? I remember before that my pc downloaded some new updates for Windows 10, and it installed them. Maybe that's the issue? How can I deal with this?

Please, help me, it's important, I don't know what to do.

EDIT 1 : Also, if i really am screwed here, can you guys please tell me an air fan cooler that won't be ruined in some months? My corsair h100i v2 was from this January, so technically it lasted for 7 months, unless it's something else, I really don't know.
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  1. If the corsair light turns red, that means either your CPU is incredibly hot, or your water has reached the stock limit of 45c. I believe it also goes red if the pump starts failing... but I could be wrong about that. The windows 10 updates probably did not have much to do with it.

    Corsair has a decent warranty... and you do not even need to register the product, definitely make an account with them. What type of CPU do you have? IF you have an intel CPU, I would say go on the EGG site and pick up the Gammaxx 400... its on sale right now for stupid cheap... if you have AMD go another route.

    PS: and yes... it IS a problem. Does not matter which CPU you have, 98C is extremely hot!
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  2. I can't remember the model at the moment, I am far away from home, when I open it after a while it is opening normally, but soon enough, the Cs are going up to 90s and it turns off to protect itself from overheating more.

    When you say the water stock limit reached 45c, what do you mean? Does it need a change? Or anything like that? Like, do I need to pour a water on it or something? I was thinking in worst case scenario, I would just change it to a Hyper Evo TX 3 air fan, because I was always afraid of liquids, but people were telling me that they are perfect and I shouldn't have any problems. The CPU is intel model as far as I know.
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  3. Panos Beltis said:
    Hey, I'll keep this as brief as possible.

    Yesterday night, I left my computer open to upload videos, not only it din't uploaded anything because it closed sometime in the midnight, but when I try to open it, it runs normally, but with the huge exception of the panel showing me 80-90-98 clesius and the H100i v2 cooler is making a noise, assuming it is from the fans or the pump, also the logo turned red instead of white.

    So, my question to you all is, what can I do in this case? Is it a problem? I remember before that my pc downloaded some new updates for Windows 10, and it installed them. Maybe that's the issue? How can I deal with this?

    Please, help me, it's important, I don't know what to do.

    EDIT 1 : Also, if i really am screwed here, can you guys please tell me an air fan cooler that won't be ruined in some months? My corsair h100i v2 was from this January, so technically it lasted for 7 months, unless it's something else, I really don't know.


    You can buy Cooler Master Air Maker 8 i was also using the same H100i but these AIO are not that much reliable as AIR coolers and i wont feen any difference
    i decided to go for air cooler and no need to worry about being dead
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3453578/randomly-high-temp-4670k-corsair-h100i-gtx.html
    Reply to nitinvaid20
  4. ^Thank you, I'll try to have my check up when I get home. It's really a huge shame, since I heard perfect things about corsair and about their products. Maybe I should re-evaluate my standards here, this is beyond irritating and disappointing, not to mention how much of a hell it costs me.
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  5. Definitely IS a problem. I recently had a buddy of mine have his Ryzen 5 1600 just explode in temps, took off his Kraken x52 and just replaced the thermal paste and he was all set. In your case you have a bunch of variables that could cause all of this.
    1. Unlikely, but If you have your h100i setup as intake, its no longer getting hot air, if set up as exhaust, something is prohibiting it from pushing the heat out.
    2. Most likely a thermal paste problem, where if you used the pre installed thermal paste from the h100i, take it off, clean off the CPU and the h100i, then install a small line of Arctic Silver thermal paste, and see if that fixed your temps.
    3. Could just be a CPU problem, the same buddy whos temps exploded, his 1600 runs the same temps as mine, and im at 3.9ghz, while he is at 3.5ghz. So could just be you didnt get the greatest of luck with your cpu.

    If you are overclocking, stop and see if that clear your temps. I would check which "setting" you are on in Corsair Link, or CAM, or whatever software you use, you may be on "silent" mode or "performance mode".
    Also check your fan curves, make sure your get your fans running when the temps approach an appropriate degree.
    Try reinstalling software too, could be a glitch you never know.

    Im willing to bet its a thermal paste problem more than anything, however, If you do all of that, and its STILL, 98 degrees C, man you may have gotten a REALLY unlucky CPU, or try a different temp monitoring software.

    Hope this helped some
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  6. Panos Beltis said:
    ^Thank you, I'll try to have my check up when I get home. It's really a huge shame, since I heard perfect things about corsair and about their products. Maybe I should re-evaluate my standards here, this is beyond irritating and disappointing, not to mention how much of a hell it costs me.


    If your CPU cooler is already mounted and working perfectly and suddenly you will see any issues there are 80% chances its dead even when the fans are not working and pump is still it will cool your PC
    but AIO will die dont know when..
    Mine died 3 times and then i decided to stick with AIR so that i can leave my PC on when not at home i am not there to monitor the TEMP always
    I am active in this forum from last 2 month and since then i have noticed that i see thread of Dead h100i in a day or 2
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  7. SpideySound said:
    Definitely IS a problem. I recently had a buddy of mine have his Ryzen 5 1600 just explode in temps, took off his Kraken x52 and just replaced the thermal paste and he was all set. In your case you have a bunch of variables that could cause all of this.
    1. Unlikely, but If you have your h100i setup as intake, its no longer getting hot air, if set up as exhaust, something is prohibiting it from pushing the heat out.
    2. Most likely a thermal paste problem, where if you used the pre installed thermal paste from the h100i, take it off, clean off the CPU and the h100i, then install a small line of Arctic Silver thermal paste, and see if that fixed your temps.
    3. Could just be a CPU problem, the same buddy whos temps exploded, his 1600 runs the same temps as mine, and im at 3.9ghz, while he is at 3.5ghz. So could just be you didnt get the greatest of luck with your cpu.

    If you are overclocking, stop and see if that clear your temps. I would check which "setting" you are on in Corsair Link, or CAM, or whatever software you use, you may be on "silent" mode or "performance mode".
    Also check your fan curves, make sure your get your fans running when the temps approach an appropriate degree.
    Try reinstalling software too, could be a glitch you never know.

    Im willing to bet its a thermal paste problem more than anything, however, If you do all of that, and its STILL, 98 degrees C, man you may have gotten a REALLY unlucky CPU, or try a different temp monitoring software.

    Hope this helped some



    'Tis definitely pushing the air out on the top place of the tower case, it was working 100% perfect and well done without any slight or kind of issue these 7 months. I tried to check the cables as soon as I opened again the computer, they are not really warm, more like cool or in room's temperature, I don't know about any profiles and I can't seem to find anything of the sort with this small, limited time I have before the PC shuts down itself. I don't overclock, so, it shouldn't be an issue, OC is out of question since I never touched it that way and I never am gonna do that, at least not until I feel knowledgeable and cool enough on my own capabilities to go a little higher, I am not doing bs to a high price item, I respect them.
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  8. nitinvaid20 said:
    Panos Beltis said:
    ^Thank you, I'll try to have my check up when I get home. It's really a huge shame, since I heard perfect things about corsair and about their products. Maybe I should re-evaluate my standards here, this is beyond irritating and disappointing, not to mention how much of a hell it costs me.


    If your CPU cooler is already mounted and working perfectly and suddenly you will see any issues there are 80% chances its dead even when the fans are not working and pump is still it will cool your PC
    but AIO will die dont know when..
    Mine died 3 times and then i decided to stick with AIR so that i can leave my PC on when not at home i am not there to monitor the TEMP always
    I am active in this forum from last 2 month and since then i have noticed that i see thread of Dead h100i in a day or 2


    I have made an upgraded on my older PC 8 months ago, instead of intel's stock cooler, I used an aftermarket cooler, the Hyper Evo TX 3 or smth like that, so far, my old PC never had overheating issues, and it's a very dependable air cooler for CPU, but the temps are still making me cringe sometimes, like, I get 44-50 idle - it's hot ass summer here with more than 30+ degrees - and when gaming it goes easily at 60-70s but not further than that as much as I have noticed.

    My question would be daring but, If I get the same air fan cooler for my new pc, is it gonna keep it's temps down better like a liquid cooler? Or Liquids are ten times better?
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  9. Best answer
    Panos Beltis said:
    nitinvaid20 said:
    Panos Beltis said:
    ^Thank you, I'll try to have my check up when I get home. It's really a huge shame, since I heard perfect things about corsair and about their products. Maybe I should re-evaluate my standards here, this is beyond irritating and disappointing, not to mention how much of a hell it costs me.


    If your CPU cooler is already mounted and working perfectly and suddenly you will see any issues there are 80% chances its dead even when the fans are not working and pump is still it will cool your PC
    but AIO will die dont know when..
    Mine died 3 times and then i decided to stick with AIR so that i can leave my PC on when not at home i am not there to monitor the TEMP always
    I am active in this forum from last 2 month and since then i have noticed that i see thread of Dead h100i in a day or 2


    I have made an upgraded on my older PC 8 months ago, instead of intel's stock cooler, I used an aftermarket cooler, the Hyper Evo TX 3 or smth like that, so far, my old PC never had overheating issues, and it's a very dependable air cooler for CPU, but the temps are still making me cringe sometimes, like, I get 44-50 idle - it's hot ass summer here with more than 30+ degrees - and when gaming it goes easily at 60-70s but not further than that as much as I have noticed.

    My question would be daring but, If I get the same air fan cooler for my new pc, is it gonna keep it's temps down better like a liquid cooler? Or Liquids are ten times better?

    Its not like AIO are 10times better as i already stated and posted the link also there are all my TEMP with overclocking with AIR cooler Coolermaster Air Maker 8
    you wont feel any difference in temp
    i am rom india new delhi and here also its soo hot 40+ 'C
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  10. nitinvaid20 said:
    Panos Beltis said:
    nitinvaid20 said:
    Panos Beltis said:
    ^Thank you, I'll try to have my check up when I get home. It's really a huge shame, since I heard perfect things about corsair and about their products. Maybe I should re-evaluate my standards here, this is beyond irritating and disappointing, not to mention how much of a hell it costs me.


    If your CPU cooler is already mounted and working perfectly and suddenly you will see any issues there are 80% chances its dead even when the fans are not working and pump is still it will cool your PC
    but AIO will die dont know when..
    Mine died 3 times and then i decided to stick with AIR so that i can leave my PC on when not at home i am not there to monitor the TEMP always
    I am active in this forum from last 2 month and since then i have noticed that i see thread of Dead h100i in a day or 2


    I have made an upgraded on my older PC 8 months ago, instead of intel's stock cooler, I used an aftermarket cooler, the Hyper Evo TX 3 or smth like that, so far, my old PC never had overheating issues, and it's a very dependable air cooler for CPU, but the temps are still making me cringe sometimes, like, I get 44-50 idle - it's hot ass summer here with more than 30+ degrees - and when gaming it goes easily at 60-70s but not further than that as much as I have noticed.

    My question would be daring but, If I get the same air fan cooler for my new pc, is it gonna keep it's temps down better like a liquid cooler? Or Liquids are ten times better?

    Its not like AIO are 10times better as i already stated and posted the link also there are all my TEMP with overclocking with AIR cooler Coolermaster Air Maker 8
    you wont feel any difference in temp
    i am rom india new delhi and here also its soo hot 40+ 'C


    Thank you very much, I appreciate you explaining this to me, I'll keep this thread open a bit more to see more answers and solutions. I am from Greece, and we don't have a Corsair executive here or anything related to the actual company, only some small shops that supposed to "have" an indirect connection with the Corsair, so, doing anything with warranty is almost close to impossible, the store we got it from has closed for vacations/not answering the phone/no idea how to contact with them, and I have to wait until 19 of August for the shops to be active and see what I can do.
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  11. Pump failure, that hardly ever happens.... :/
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