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Kraken x62 Dead?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm pretty sure my kraken x62 died within the last few days, just wanted to ask and try and get confirmation. I've been using my 8700k at 5ghz with liquid metal and a copper ihs since around last may and my temps have never gone above ~60-65. I noticed my fans were really loud today so i checked and my temps are at 100c and my cpu is throttling while stress testing in p95 and xtu. I can't feel any warm air coming from the radiator after stress testing for like 3 minutes so I'm guessing the pump might be dead. For some reason cam still gives me rpm numbers and I can change between profiles and it says the rpm has changed, and I can clearly hear a difference between performance and silent mode so don't really know what to think. I tried changing my thermal paste earlier today and nothing changed Dx

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loose screws for the cooler?


The best thing to do is reading the clock speed that doesnt end in a pair of zeros

CPU: i7-2600K 4745MHz 1.408V (software) --> 1.4?V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.2MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2200MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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13 minutes ago, scruffy0402 said:

Pretty sure the screws aren't the issue, I reinstalled it when I reapplied the thermal paste earlier and nothing changed. 

because just screwing them in isnt enough, you need to torque it down (with reasonable strength for small screws like these of course)


The best thing to do is reading the clock speed that doesnt end in a pair of zeros

CPU: i7-2600K 4745MHz 1.408V (software) --> 1.4?V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.2MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2200MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, YoFavRussian said:

What difference can you hear between performance mode and silent mode? Are you sure the difference in noise isn't the fans? To me it sounds like a dead pump, the RPM reading may be your fans as well.

The noise is definitely coming from the cooler itself, I don't even have my rad fans connected to cam I just have them connected directly to my mobo and use bios to control them. Even when they are at 0 rpm I can still hear it.  As for the noise, don't really know how to explain it. Almost nonexistent sound on silent then a clear noise of the pump doing something on performance. Guess it could also be something else within the cooler other than the pump 

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1 minute ago, Jurrunio said:

because just screwing them in isnt enough, you need to torque it down (with reasonable strength for small screws like these of course)

There is no way it is the screws, it was working fine for an entire year then suddenly starts hitting 100c. I tightened it with a screw driver and it is still fugd 

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13 minutes ago, scruffy0402 said:

There is no way it is the screws, it was working fine for an entire year then suddenly starts hitting 100c. I tightened it with a screw driver and it is still fugd 

what about the liquid metal? I'm always interested in how durable these are. They dont dry, but they could roll off.


The best thing to do is reading the clock speed that doesnt end in a pair of zeros

CPU: i7-2600K 4745MHz 1.408V (software) --> 1.4?V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.2MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2200MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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23 minutes ago, scruffy0402 said:

The noise is definitely coming from the cooler itself, I don't even have my rad fans connected to cam I just have them connected directly to my mobo and use bios to control them. Even when they are at 0 rpm I can still hear it.  As for the noise, don't really know how to explain it. Almost nonexistent sound on silent then a clear noise of the pump doing something on performance. Guess it could also be something else within the cooler other than the pump 

Did it somehow lose fluid and the noise you're hearing is it running dry? I imagine the liquid metal is fine since you said you reinstalled it.

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7 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

what about the liquid metal? I'm always interested in how durable these are. They dont dry, but they could roll off.

The liquid metal is against the ihs, can't really roll off. Gamers nexus did a video on liquid metal after a year and I think they saw little to no difference. 

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1 minute ago, YoFavRussian said:

Did it somehow lose fluid and the noise you're hearing is it running dry? I imagine the liquid metal is fine since you said you reinstalled it.

I reinstalled the paste between the ihs and the cooler, not the liquid metal. Replacing the liquid metal would take a lot more time and I don't have any liquid metal at the moment. Decided to order an air cooler off amazon to check, should know for sure within a few days but I really doubt it is the liquid metal. 

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Just now, scruffy0402 said:

I reinstalled the paste between the ihs and the cooler, not the liquid metal. Replacing the liquid metal would take a lot more time and I don't have any liquid metal at the moment. Decided to order an air cooler off amazon to check, should know for sure within a few days but I really doubt it is the liquid metal. 

I'm concerned on how the cooler failed if it's still trying to pump, but it's not actually moving anything. Maybe the loop got plugged up somewhere so it's not able to move the fluid? I'd be curious to see a dissection on the dead unit.

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Just now, YoFavRussian said:

I'm concerned on how the cooler failed if it's still trying to pump, but it's not actually moving anything. Maybe the loop got plugged up somewhere so it's not able to move the fluid? I'd be curious to see a dissection on the dead unit.

Yeah I don't know either. I'll probably update the thread in a few days when I test the air cooler. I doubt nzxt would actually care enough to open it up if I rma or if they would they won't send me anything. I don't want to ruin the warranty trying to open it myself, so will probably never know what happened. 

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