Dell XPS 730 - Help!!

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scotiwis

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Had my XPS 730 for 4 years, in the last few months it's started behaving erratically, in the last few weeks it has gotten worse, no changes to hardware etc.
Here's what happens:

  • Randomly freezes
  • Fans go crazy randomly - full blast without any reason
  • Sometimes doesn't boot up at all
I've read about the water cooling leaking - symptoms are stains on the bottom of the case - but I don't see any stains so not sure this is the issue.
I put the CPU overclock down to x6 instead of default x8 to see if that would make a diff but still randomly freezing / fans going crazy.
I installed nvidia system tools and my CPU temps are showing 75-80c - no idea if this is normal.
Any help greatly appreciated!!!
Thanks
 

crjdriver

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No, that is not a normal temp. From you post I assume this came with water cooling or did you install the water cooling?

It may still be out of water or coolant. With water cooling it is not a question of IF it will leak, it is a question of when it will leak. Some water cooling system are sealed ie you cannot add coolant and others do allow you to check/add coolant. Have you checked to see what type you have installed?
 

scotiwis

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Hi,
The water cooling unit came with the pc when I bought it, I've never touched it. How would I check it exactly?
Many thanks
 

crjdriver

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Open the case and look. As I said some of these are sealed ie no way to check or add coolant. Others have a fitting or cap on the radiator you can remove and add coolant. The only way you are going to find out is to look and see. While you are in the case, check to see that the cooling block or what is attached to the cpu is in fact firmly attached.
 

scotiwis

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Water cooling appears to be working ok - can feel it flowing through the pipes. Everything firmly attached. Everything clean of dust. Any other suggestions? Thanks
 
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