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Queeg

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  1. I watch the temps pretty closely in games, etc. And I've run a few benchmarks. There may be some thermo throttling at the extremes, but I've never monitored it or noticed any practical impact. But for the most part, I just use the C1 and enjoy it. I've built many PCs over the years and tinkered with them incessantly and obsessed over benchmarks. But when I saw the C1, I liked the form factor, appreciated the engineering, and was impressed with the balance between performance and thermals/noise. So I just let it do its thing.
  2. Windows 11 currently. I was running the then-latest version of Win 10 when I posted earlier.
  3. 75C under load is fine - very good actually. That’s what my i160 hits. I’d say you’re good.
  4. What are your temps, fan speeds, etc. showing in iCue? It’s hard to know how to help without that info. The fan will spin up during a heavy load like a graphics intensive game. That’s entirely normal. But it should spin down under a less demanding load. Is it doing that?
  5. That coolant temp seems high to me for just light use. It’s not necessarily a problem, though. Depends on what your CPU temp is hitting - not the coolant, the CPU itself. The coolant temp will rise as it dissipates heat from the CPU itself. So the coolant temp isn’t a problem so long as the CPU temp is under control. You can download logs. Or better yet, just open the iCue dashboard, enable the CPU /GPU sensors, and just watch what happens as you use the computer. Does the fan ramp up as the coolant temps increase? (At 51C, the fan definitely should be spinning.) What max chip temps are you getting? If you watch the numbers for awhile, you’ll get a good sense of what’s going on.
  6. Those figures are all fine. Open the dashboard in iCue and keep an eye on those readings as you use your computer. Watch what happens to the fan and temps. Does the fan ramp up as the temps increase? What max temps do you hit? You also should look at the temps for the CPU and GPU - the chip temps, not the coolant temps - you can enable them in the dashboard. Until you know what’s happening with the temperatures, it’s hard to know if your problem is heat or something else entirely. Could be a Windows issue.
  7. What does iCue show for your pumps and fan and for coolant temperatures before you crash? Are both pumps working? What’s the fan speed? What are the coolant temperatures?
  8. One interesting note from the Linus video: If you take a look at the comments, there are several folks there who seem happy with their C1s. More than seem to post here. I suspect the overall satisfaction with the new C1s is greater than this forum reflects.
  9. Good video, though the results aren't especially surprising. A bigger case, with a bigger radiator and more fans, will perform better in extreme load conditions. But, as the video shows, not substantially better. As with most things in life, there are trade offs. Yes, you can get better cooling and better max performance with a bigger enclosure that can accommodate a bigger radiator and more fans. But you end up with a case that's twice the size. (And the video didn't discuss noise levels, which is one of the pluses of the C1). In a perfect world, Corsair would increase the width of the C1 enclosure to accommodate a slightly larger radiator on the CPU. They could do that and still have a much smaller footprint than almost any other alternative - prebuilt or DYI. In the end, as Linus says in the video, form factor might matter more to some folks than a single digit increase in performance under extreme loads. For example, those who can be happy with 591 FPS in CS:GO from a machine that doesn't eat up half their desk and look like an RGB rainbow. All depends on what you're looking for. There's no one "right" machine for everyone.
  10. That’s similar to my experience with my i160. I know the CPU in my machine runs cooler than yours, but my coolant temperature is usually in the mid 40s even when the CPU package temperature is in the 70s. So long as your CPU temps are reasonable, I wouldn’t worry about the coolant temp. Seems to me it’s working well for you.
  11. Just pointing out that the custom fan setting does not mean that the “fan speed is constant irrelevant of temperature” as suggested here. The minimum fan speed is constant in the sense that the fan speed will never drop below that speed, but the fan will ramp up above that minimum setting as needed for cooling. And the C1 does have a fan curve - the curve between any custom setting (or 0 if in default setting) and the maximum fan speed. The fan ramps up or down through this curve as needed. It’s just not a curve the user can fine tune apart from setting the minimum. The fan curve works quite well, at least on my i160. Just pointing out how the system works for those who might be reading these posts who don’t own a C1. Could it allow more fine tuning? Definitely. Does it work well as is? Definitely.
  12. On my i160, with both iCue 3 and 4, the slider in the Custom setting allows you to set the minimum fan speed (as a percentage). The fan will run at that percentage until the system temperature gets high enough to require more air flow, then the fan ramps up. When the temperature drops, the fan will ramp down, as appropriate, but won’t drop below whatever you set as the minimum custom setting. Basically, it works just like the Default setting with the custom setting just replacing the 0 fan mode. Both iCue 3 and 4 have always worked fine for me.
  13. I like my i160 so much that I've planned to upgrade to a new model. But I'll confess that stories like this give me pause.
  14. I've read in a review that they have plans to update the Pro version too. See here (at the end): https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/corsair-one-a200
  15. Sounds like either the GPU pump or fan. What does iCue show for pump speed and GPU fan speed?
  16. This fan is the quietest I've found (and still being black to match the top grill): https://noctua.at/en/nf-a14-pwm-chromax-black-swap
  17. Looks like they've come through with a 3080 version. I'm in... https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Systems/CORSAIR-ONE/CORSAIR-ONE-Compact-Gaming-PC/p/CS-9020021-NA#tab-tech-specs Looks like they will have both an AMD and an Intel CPU version. Decisions.... I'll wait on some reviews, but this is great news.
  18. I have the same red light on my i160. I assume it's on the motherboard.
  19. Same here under full load and 100% fan - 60-62c. Mid-30s under more routine load and 50% fan.
  20. I set mine at 50%, which is quiet but keeps both the CPU and GPU in the 30s on average. And you don't need to switch profiles when playing games or doing other intensive tasks - the fan will automatically ramp up as needed.
  21. I had a similar experience over the weekend. I noticed that my fan had stopped and none of the profiles in iCue worked. Fan at 0 in every profile. I also noticed that a Windows update had downloaded in the background and was awaiting a system restart to complete installation. I rebooted and the Windows update installed and iCue reloaded and worked again as normal. Maybe just a coincidence that the two events (iCue fan profiles not working and Windows update awaiting reboot) happened at the same time. But maybe the two are somehow related. Having said that, I don't think uninstalling iCue and reconfiguring the fan to run off the motherboard fan header is the best approach for everyone. iCue has worked fine for me overall. I've had the 0 fan speed bug happen twice, but a simple restart fixed it both times. My system, and iCue, have been rock solid otherwise.
  22. I think the graphing axis is maxed at 60 C because it is measuring the temperature of the coolant not the CPU itself. And from my observation of the Corsair One, I think the top fan also spins up or down based upon coolant temps, rather than CPU or GPU die temps. The guy at Optimum Tech did a video not long ago about why he thinks it makes more sense to base the fan controller on coolant temps rather than die temps. That's what they've done with the Corsair One. I think the OP's lights are flashing because his coolant temp is hitting above 60 C. That could be due to the fan not running (which could be a connection or software problem) or because the AIO is defective or the AIO sensor is defective.
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