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jimma47 17-07-17 05:59 AM

How long will an AIO last?
 
I have an original H100 (not the i series) that I purchased in 2011.

It's not causing me any issues and it runs pretty much 24/7 on my stock ivy 3770k. I had it overclocked @4.2 for a couple of years but then for the games I play it made no real world difference so decided running cooler and quieter is better than 2fps

My question is now a matter of trust. How long do these things last? I'd rather replace it before it potentially kills other components being that the cooler is now way out of warranty.

I know it's kind of like asking how long is a length of string and AIO's are relatively new in the scheme of things but any advice is appreciated. There's no grinding/rattling etc I'm just worried about the hose or connections eventually perishing.

Excalabur50 17-07-17 07:26 AM

The biggest thing you need to worry about it permeation where it looses liquid or if the pump dies they say they should last about 5 years is what i've been hearing around the interwebs

jimma47 17-07-17 08:13 AM

Cheers Ex. Yeah I keep an eye on the temps - I imagine if it's evaporating then the temps will slowly get warmer as it becomes less efficient. Just a bit worried about leaving it on while I'm asleep as it gets older. I guess the real question for me is do I buy another AIO or put my money towards the Track IR I have my eye on ;)

AlienALX 17-07-17 08:20 AM

Unless it leaks the worst failure will do is shut down your PC. Given all of the parts are lubricated because they float in coolant wear is not really so much of a problem. The problem is likely to be pump failure (the electronic side) and tbh? that's just as likely on any AIO, not just an old one.

If it's not a leaker (and the H100 was never known for that !) then just use it dude.

Edit. It can not lose liquid either because AIOs and especially old ones are full of ethylene glycol and it does not evaporate. The only time you would lose it would be for it to leak.

jimma47 17-07-17 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlienALX (Post 953003)
Unless it leaks the worst failure will do is shut down your PC. Given all of the parts are lubricated because they float in coolant wear is not really so much of a problem. The problem is likely to be pump failure (the electronic side) and tbh? that's just as likely on any AIO, not just an old one.

If it's not a leaker (and the H100 was never known for that !) then just use it dude.

Edit. It can not lose liquid either because AIOs and especially old ones are full of ethylene glycol and it does not evaporate. The only time you would lose it would be for it to leak.

Cheers mate

sheroo 18-07-17 09:46 AM

I ran an H100i 24/7 on a folding rig, lasted a year and then the pump died. Got a warranty replacement...

PortugaM 18-07-17 02:14 PM

Bought my H100 back in 2012. Still running well to this day. My CPU, same as yours, I7 3770K is running at 4.3GHz.

My temps are good even in the summer here in São Paulo.

Pretty sure this AIO is well built.

If u are worried about how much time the H100 will last, just keep an eye for the temps and continue to use it.

AlienALX 18-07-17 02:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sheroo (Post 953167)
I ran an H100i 24/7 on a folding rig, lasted a year and then the pump died. Got a warranty replacement...

Aye, but the i was different to the original fella. I bought a refurb H100 about four years ago and it's still going today. I don't have it any more, gave it to my step son in law for his graduation present (whole rig like)

MacLeod 18-07-17 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PortugaM (Post 953213)
Bought my H100 back in 2012. Still running well to this day. My CPU, same as yours, I7 3770K is running at 4.3GHz.

My temps are good even in the summer here in São Paulo.

Pretty sure this AIO is well built.

If u are worried about how much time the H100 will last, just keep an eye for the temps and continue to use it.

Agree. I've had my H100 since 2012 too and it's still working fine. I have wondered when it'll kick the bucket though as it's been going 5 years. The pump is pretty simple and should last a long time. Still, I think I'm going back to a HSF on my next rig.

jimma47 18-07-17 10:35 PM

Thanks guys. Yeah I'll just keep an eye on it and see how it goes.


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