Watercooling - is my AIO dying?

Hi,

I have been using this aio watercooler for almost two years now and I think that it might be dying on me, but I'm not sure. The cooler in question is CM Seidon 120v v2.

The pump itself is being detected in bios - it shows the rpm. Sometimes, when I turn the PC on, I hear loud trickling sound coming out of the waterblock/pump combo.

The other thing is that this cooler was working fine just couple days ago, with idle temps 25 degrees and 56 under load. Now it's 48 in idle, 79-83 under load.

Is this pump dying on me?
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  1. yeah. They die after several years.

    Just get a new one. The Corsair H110i Is good
    Reply to lperreault21
  2. lperreault21 said:
    yeah. They die after several years.

    Just get a new one. The Corsair H110i Is good


    It won't fit in my Corsair Carbide Spec-01 case xD
    Reply to xaryon
  3. xaryon said:
    lperreault21 said:
    yeah. They die after several years.

    Just get a new one. The Corsair H110i Is good


    It won't fit in my Corsair Carbide Spec-01 case xD


    You can just get an air cooler and never have a problem with it again.
    Reply to jaslion
  4. There is a lot of misinformation in this thread.

    AIO coolers typically have a 5 year warranty/lifespan in which you can get a replacement.

    Working fine a couple days ago and then different temps today does not directly indicate 'a pump is dying'. This could be due to a number of reasons - airlock if the case has been jostled or moved about, CPU isn't actually idle but background processes such as antivirus scanning or system updates being performed.

    If you would rather just not use an AIO cooler, there are many very good air coolers available that will cool better for less money. Just because you use a liquid cooler does not mean it is a 'good' liquid cooler. Most AIO's are not even close to custom watercooling levels, but there is a perceived notion that any liquid is good liquid....and it sadly is not.
    Reply to rubix_1011
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