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  1. Gabby2805

    Is my Corsair H100i V2 failing?

    You're a star! Thank you so much for taking the time to tell me all of that. I'm definitely heavily considering switching to air cooling now! I'll just have to see what Corsair say first.
  2. Gabby2805

    Is my Corsair H100i V2 failing?

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience and solutions - that's really helpful and gives me lots to consider. I suppose a lot of it will depend on whether they agree to send me a new one or not. If they do then I could perhaps stick with a stock fan or buy a 212 evo to keep me going until it arrives or even until I'm done with uni at the summer to avoid having to transport it for at least a couple of months. If they don't, then perhaps I'd consider getting a beefy air cooler like you mentioned instead. Could you please tell me how the noise levels differed between your personal build with the h100i and the work build with the Dark Rock Pro 4? That would be very interesting.
  3. Gabby2805

    Is my Corsair H100i V2 failing?

    Thank you very much for your helpful response. They are definitely two good options I can certainly consider.
  4. Gabby2805

    Is my Corsair H100i V2 failing?

    Thank you, I appreciate your advice. Its definitely worth considering I suppose, I'd just have to think about noise levels too.
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    Is my Corsair H100i V2 failing?

    Do you really think air cooling is a better option overall? It isn't really a work system, its primarily gaming machine - it's just really handy for my course too. When I was choosing my parts, I was very close to getting a simple classic CoolerMaster hyper 212 evo. However, since I play very heavily modded Skyrim which puts a heavy load on my CPU, I didn't think this would provide sufficient cooling and that it would create far too much noise. For this reason, I thought liquid cooling was the right choice for me...but perhaps I was wrong.
  6. Almost 3 years ago, I built my first PC. All of the components were brand new including a 'Corsair CW-9060025-WW Hydro Series H100i V2 240 mm Extreme Performance All-In-One Liquid CPU Cooler'. At first, my PC was very quiet and the performance was great. I have thoroughly cleaned it and replaced the thermal paste at least a couple of times since the the first installation. Over the last few months, I have noticed my CPU running hotter and my fans getting louder. Naturally, I just assumed these were signs that another deep clean was needed. My PC is very important to me, both for doing work as part of my Computer Science degree and my in free time for playing games. So, I have to transport the poor baby to and from my uni dorm a few times a year which unfortunately means packing it sideways in the original case box. I took my PC home this weekend and intended to give it a clean over the next couple of days. However, I tried using it at home first... and there is a horrendous noise coming from the cooler. The fans are extremely loud and there is an awful grinding/scratching noise coming from the pump. Today, I dismantled part of my PC to give it a good clean and look for any problems around my fans and radiator. I did not remove the pump because I did not bring my thermal paste with me. It is now relatively dust-free and I couldn't find anything that looked wrong...but unfortunately, the awful noises still persist and my CPU is now running at 100 degrees celsius at idle. My system has not shut itself down but obviously, I do not deem it safe enough to leave on since I don't want to risk long term damage to my expensive intel 6700k. The cooler is still within its five year warranty so I have sent a ticket to Corsair and I am waiting for a response. While an exchange would be brilliant, I would really rather not go through the hassle of battling my case for why I should get a new one and waiting who-knows-long to receive a new one while I'm basically stuck without a PC and have coursework deadlines. I'm really hoping anyone might have a suggestion of how I can fix my issue. Thank you
  7. Gabby2805

    How to stop Windows 7 dual-boot breaking Windows 10

    Just wanted to say thanks for everyone's comments and to share that my solution is simply unplugging the Windows 7 drive when I'm not using it and unplugging my others when I am - it is a little bit of a faff but it avoids problems and it's only for one game after all.
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    How to stop Windows 7 dual-boot breaking Windows 10

    Sorry for the late reply, it was a while ago that they gave it away for free and I think it was only for a couple of days (an anniversary or something). But I contacted them and said my disc versions weren't working so they gave me a copy of the digital version to try - I had to prove that I own the discs though so that I could get it for free.
  9. I have an iPhone 7 on EE. My Dad has a Sony on Orange, and my Mum has an iPhone 4 on Orange. All of a sudden (since I went from Sheffield, UK to Cornwall, UK for a holiday which I'm now back from) I can't receive texts from either of them. I can receive texts from other numbers, and I can send texts to my mum & dad. My mum can send me iMessages but not normal texts when she has no internet connection. Also, they can still call me and I can still call them, and we can contact each other normally on WhatsApp. I've checked my message block list and they are not on there. Any ideas why they can't text me anymore and how to fix it?
  10. Gabby2805

    How to stop Windows 7 dual-boot breaking Windows 10

    Thank you for your suggestion, I wish this worked for me. Don't even get me started on all the trouble I had trying to get Sims 2 working again Its always been fine until the latest Windows 10 update (1709). I managed to get the Origin version but that didn't work either. I tried so many things but it seems there is an incompatibility between Sims 2, Windows 10 1709, and GTX 1080s (and similar cards). That's why I went for this elaborate solution of getting Windows 7 just to be able to play it again. Thanks again anyway, glad its working for you.
  11. Hello, My main OS is Windows 10 installed on my boot SSD and I also have Windows 7 on another hard drive so I can boot either (because Sims 2 is no longer compatible with Windows 10 and I want to play it). I has been working fine for about a month, until yesterday when I booted Windows 7 and it performed a disk check. This disk check seemed to remove/edit all the Windows 10 files it found and basically broke it, so I could no longer boot Windows 10. I had to format my SSD and reinstall Windows 10. I'm now wondering what is the best way to prevent anything like this from ever happening again (perhaps Windows 10 will decide to break my Windows 7 next time). I believe I have been able to exclude my Windows 10 drive from the automatic Windows 7 disk checks, but is there anything else I can do? Advice?
  12. Gabby2805

    Build help

    Sounds like you've got a pretty good procedure already. Just plug your power supply in and attach your wrist strap. Using the motherboard box is absolutely fine but I would avoid being in a room with carpet. Build it on your kitchen table or something. I wouldn't worry too much though!
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    Noisy HDD and 100% Disk Usage

    Oh wow how weird! I do have a PCI wifi card... I don't know if using a cable would be a possibility for me at the moment but maybe I'll try taking it out for curiosity! That would give me peace of mind really because the only thing the 100% usage causes is noise! It has no impact on performance whatsoever, its always very fast. Thanks for sharing your story, that could be really helpful!
  14. Gabby2805

    Noisy HDD and 100% Disk Usage

    Ok thanks... its just that its always been noisy and it doesnt show any other symptoms of failure nor has it suffered heat/time/trauma or anything like that so I'd be surprised if it was already failing. Perhaps its been faulty from the start though.
  15. Gabby2805

    Noisy HDD and 100% Disk Usage

    Windows is installed on my SSD. I am planning on buying a second smaller SSD and resetting my computer completely, reinstalling windows onto the new SSD and formatting the large SSD and HDD I have now before just using them for storage. But since Windows isnt installed on this drive, do you think it will make a difference to the noise? I haven't heavily used it in the 9ish months its been up and running.
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