1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

burning smell from h50

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Jamborhgini313, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Jamborhgini313

    Jamborhgini313 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2009
    Messages:
    205 (0.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    26
    I picked a new h50 cooler from bestbuy today and it was working great untill I did a intelburn test and during the 2nd run I started smelling a kind of burnt plastic coming from my PC. I checked it and it originated from the cooler. Now I was getting worried so I stopped the test and the pump started making noises. I turned off the computer now and before it shut down, the PUMP made a weird sound before turning off. Wtf is going on? Has it burnt out in less than 4 hours of use?!
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2010
  2. micropage7

    micropage7

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2010
    Messages:
    6,092 (3.57/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,415
    Location:
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    have you checked visually, if theres something melt it should appear, try to remove it all the check visually,
    does after the test your rig act something strange, like error, bsod or something that should be
    for new thing i guess its coz its brand new and it aint got warm up time enough before you run it on test, its fine just like the stuff is 'shocked'
     
  3. EarthDog

    EarthDog

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2009
    Messages:
    3,526 (1.97/day)
    Thanks Received:
    777
    Did you take the plastic off the base of the cooler before you installed it?
     
    Nitro-Max says thanks.
  4. fusionblu

    fusionblu

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2010
    Messages:
    298 (0.20/day)
    Thanks Received:
    42
    Location:
    London, England, UK
    It could be your CPU melting. :D
    (Obviously not... well it shouldn't be...)

    My advice is run you PC for a while, monitor the temps and if the problem is still there then I recommend that you replace the CPU Cooler with another one (doesn't have to be something new or serious, just as long as it is fully functioning) and if the problem is gone then you are certain by 100% that it is the H50 that needs to be examined and from there you should decide on whether you need a refund (if possible) or just replace it with something else.
     
  5. Aleksander

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    Messages:
    3,254 (1.79/day)
    Thanks Received:
    304
  6. Jamborhgini313

    Jamborhgini313 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2009
    Messages:
    205 (0.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    26
    Ya I took the plastic off. And it seems to be working fine now. Idk but my temps sky rocketed from 45-50c idle to 90c in burntest. Thats when I started smelling the burnt smell.
     
  7. Bjorn_Of_Iceland

    Bjorn_Of_Iceland

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    3,175 (1.26/day)
    Thanks Received:
    376
    reseat. make sure when seating, not to lift up the base not even by a millimeter
     
    Jamborhgini313 says thanks.
  8. Nitro-Max

    Nitro-Max New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,476 (0.83/day)
    Thanks Received:
    239
    Location:
    Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom.{East Anglian Coast
    The pump faulty?
     
    Jamborhgini313 says thanks.
  9. Bjorn_Of_Iceland

    Bjorn_Of_Iceland

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    3,175 (1.26/day)
    Thanks Received:
    376
    So hows your temps now?
     
  10. Sensi Karate

    Sensi Karate New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2009
    Messages:
    383 (0.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    63
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    My H50 has never had that problem? You sure you installed it correctly?
     
    Jamborhgini313 says thanks.
  11. Jamborhgini313

    Jamborhgini313 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2009
    Messages:
    205 (0.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    26
    I went back to the store and exchanged for a new one. It's all good now
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page