Haswell - the silver lining in the cloud
I have built up my new system based on the i7-4770k.
Mobo: Gigabyte Z87X-UD5H
Cooler: Corsair H100i
PSU: Corsair AX860
Chassis: CoolerMaster HAF XB
I noticed that the light on the H100i cooler was no longer on whilst I was working on it configuring Windows and migrating data. I checked and the pump was no longer working.
Windows however had not crashed, so I loaded CoreTemp and the 4770k was only at around 45 degrees Celsius.
I thought, "That's weird", and loaded up FireFox and did a bit of browsing and the temperatures remained stable.
I double checked that the pump was indeed dead - which it was - and I could notice the temperature going up in the BIOS. I still wasn't convinced, so I took the pump off the CPU entirely.
When I rebooted into Windows again I kept an eye on the temperatures for all of half an hour.
I am now working on the machine and I am writing this post from it without the cooler (which I am sending back to get replaced) on it any more, just the bare CPU.
It goes to show, I have gotten so used to CPUs needing cooling or frying that I never thought of the low energy consumption of the Haswell CPUs having this bonus. The temperatures are still stable at around 45 degrees and the CPU itself is warm to the touch, not hot.
As a P.S. I have to say that I am incredibly impressed with the DABS customer service. I reported the failure of the H100i to them yesterday evening and they contacted me this morning with the details of how to return the faulty unit to get it replaced - no muss, no fuss.
I've been a computer techie for 30 years but this was my first experience of something like this and I was imagining that there was going to be some hassle, but none of that materialised - colour me impressed.
Last edited by Nec_V20; 21-08-13 at 18:57.