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I knew everything was too good to be true. One day gets ruined by now dead AIO pump, now I have to spend my time on settling out with warranty on it, yay even more time is being wasted. If that wasn't enough, I took on a project few days ago, and now I will have to work on it with my laptop, at least it didn't died yet. Good for me that I wasn't away from my PC, otherwise I might now have damaged CPU too as the temperatures were going crazy.

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    Usually there's some feature in the bios and/or cpu to throttle/turn off if temperatures get too high. See https://youtu.be/Xf0VuRG7MN4 (hopefully AMD has become better in the ~14 years since this was recorded)
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    @Conrad yes, there is functions for that, as I have intel CPU it would be at 100 celcius, however, on my motherboard it doesn't shut down computer, but just restarts it, as CPU doesn't get cooler in the mean time, these cycles wouldn't do much
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    Don't you have a spare air cooler laying around?
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    @kamen not anymore when I threw away some stock intel coolers I had, and intel k series processors comes without coolers. Looking to borrow one from someone atm
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    I'd recommend you to buy a Noctua if you can. They promise you a lifetime of compatibility kits for free if it happens that a new platform comes out and your existing cooler is not compatible. Their biggest models easily beat 120 AIOs and are comparable in performance to some 240s.
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    @kamen the one that I took for warranty today was be quiet silent loop 240mm
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    I've got an U14S and it's sufficient to cool a 5820K at 4.2 GHz.
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    I run i7-8700k at 4.9-4.8GHz
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    The 8700K is rated at 95 W TDP at stock whereas the 5820K is 140, my point being that a cooler like this should be plenty for you too, and there's even bigger air coolers (dual tower designs) that can dissipate an even bigger thermal loads.
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    @kamen and in my case, silent loop is doing it's job, well, until pump decided to go bye bye
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    That's something I like about air coolers compared to AIOs - reliability. I've even heard about some AIOs leaking.
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