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Robbie Keown

AIO cooler makes rapid clicking noise

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, my NZXT cooler is making very fast clicking noises (from trial and error i beleive its the radiator, as the noise stops when its unplugged). It isnt always there, just under moderate to heavy load. I contacted NZXT but to return and get a new one it would leave me with no cooler for a while so id like to be able to fix this, any ideas?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, DejaVoodoo said:

Sounds like a bad fan, or it's not tightened down, or the blades are hitting something.

No it still made noise with the fan removed

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If the fan is off and its still making that noise that's a bad pump (if the noise is coming from the pump) - unplugged all your other fans as well to ensure its the pump block making the noise (and put a finger on it, with that sound you should feel that...clunk)


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1 hour ago, Robbie Keown said:

No it still made noise with the fan removed

The radiator has no moving parts and so cannot be the source of the noise. As others have mentioned, check the pump area (unless if this is the Kraken M22, which houses the pump in the radiator).

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3 hours ago, For Science! said:

The radiator has no moving parts and so cannot be the source of the noise. As others have mentioned, check the pump area (unless if this is the Kraken M22, which houses the pump in the radiator).

opened it and fixed it. the pump is in the radiator in the m22, cleaned out the loop, there was corrosion within the pump in the rad.

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Just now, Robbie Keown said:

opened it and fixed it. the pump is in the radiator in the m22, cleaned out the loop, there was corrosion within the pump in the rad.

thanks everyone for helping with replies :)

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