MSI is recalling MAG CoreLiquid 240R/360R AIO coolers for hitting abnormally high idle temps

After reports that some of MSI’s all-in-one liquid coolers were running at high temperatures, investigations finally led to the recall of MSI’s MAG CoreLiquid 240R and CoreLiquid 360R all-in-one coolers. If you are downloading one of these on your machine right now, don’t panic, just go to the review page Where can I apply for an exchange?

If you’re not sure if this is affecting you, we’ve put some tips at the bottom of this article to help you figure out what kind of cooler you have and what to do about it.

Our sister site Tom’s equipment explains how the issue with AIO coolers arose after users started noticing CPU idle temperatures exceeding 62°C. coolant, which can accumulate over time and cause blockages.

If you’re not sure which cooler you have, here are a few steps you can take to find out:

  • First, check the CPU temperature with a program like HW info or HWMonitor CPUID. If the idle temperature approaches 60°C, you may need a replacement.
  • If you have a finished machine, go to the manufacturer’s website and find the model you have. There will be a list of components that you can check. Search MAG CoreLiquid 240R or MAG CoreLiquid 360R. There should be a serial number that you can enter here to see if you need a replacement.

Liquid cooling can be a hassle, but AIO coolers are designed to take the hassle out of your machine. However, we still recommend them above others. So don’t let those things confuse you. It doesn’t look like a real fire hazard or anything like that.

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