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Offline steve58

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Replacing an AIO Cooling Pump
« on: January 18, 2022, 03:27:06 PM »
Ran into my 1st problem with my 2yr old IBuyPower PC.  PC did a shutdown out of the blue with a CPU overheating msg.  Can't really tell if the pump is working or not, but a little online sleuthing points to the pump probably died/clogged.  Seems the AIO pumps from IBuyPower have had more than their share of problems.   :-\

Anyways, I ordered a Corsair H60i.  Seems it installs a little differently than the original.  Unlike the IBuyPower cooler, the H60i comes with a SATA power connector.  My question for any grog hardware gurus out there:  Can I use an open SATA connector on the cable that is already powering a SSD and a HD?  I really don't want to have to disconnect/move lots of cables to get access to the back of the PSU.  I think I'm good, but looking for a 2nd/3rd/etc opinion.  Also looks like I may need an extension cable too.  TIA...
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Re: Replacing an AIO Cooling Pump
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2022, 02:01:36 PM »
I've been procrastinating (to myself) about replacing the AIO pump.  Kicked myself in the rear today and finally did it.  Turned out to be a bit of PIA, but overall not too bad. No sparks, fires or error msgs when I turned it back on and temps on the CPU are cooler (I think) than they were before.  Biggest pain was tracing the wiring from the old AIO. 
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Re: Replacing an AIO Cooling Pump
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2022, 03:22:44 PM »
Great success?
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Re: Replacing an AIO Cooling Pump
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2022, 03:41:46 PM »
So far.   Over the years, I've added/replaced RAM, HDs, graphic cards, even CPUs in my PCs. They were all a 1-for-1 swap out, so no big deal.  This was my first AIO cooling pump.  The cables/connections for the original pump were different than the new Cosair H60i.  Just required a little more pre-operative study than I thought it would...
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Re: Replacing an AIO Cooling Pump
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2022, 03:53:05 PM »
I've never done a cooling pump but I have futzed and finagled with the other parts you mentioned. Haven't lately.
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