Originally Posted by whiteslashasian
It's not so much that lower RPM fans will work better on an RX rad than high RPM fans, but rather that low RPM fans will be more effective on the low FPI RX series than on other traditional thin, higher FPI, rads due to less air restriction. Fans should also be quieter in general on the RX radiators due to the low FPI.
If you want to run high RPM fans on the RX and get lower temps which is fine; it's just kind of defeating the purpose of the radiator, which is to cool very well and do it quietly
. If you're planning on running 2krpm + fans no matter what, you should just get something like the GTX rads as they perform better at those speeds than an RX.
Take a look at Martin's chart here which shows Radiator performances at different fan speeds. As you can seem, the RX has some of the best temps for low RPM setups, but once you start getting faster fans, it loses its edge and the GTX comes out on top.
Thanks for the chart, so from what I'm understanding certain radiators perform better under different conditions.
The RX is designed for a lower RPM fan while the GTX is designed for a higher RPM fan. So to really get the benefit out of my RX360 I would need to set these fans at 800-1000 RPM correct?
Pretty stupid question but what does FPI stand for?
Originally Posted by Zate
Interested to know what cooler you had before and what temps it was getting, and what temps you are seeing now.
I had a Coolermaster Hyper N520 which gave me a solid 24-35 degree day to day operating temperature but this was at the stock clock.
I wanted to overclock the thing to a solid 4.0 or more but I can't even boot with a manual overclock because of my RAM.
XMS3 9-9-9-24 rated at 1.8v and I have a EVGA P55 FTW motherboard with an i7 860. The RAM has compatibility issues with the board from what it seems, probably because it's rated at 1.8v and the FTW motherboard should only handle a max voltage of 1.65v (from what I understand).
I ran Intel Burn Test with a 3.3ghz overclock (dummy overclock worked with the RAM) and I got temps around 77C.
I didn't break 80C, max was 77C.
As a result I had ordered some 16GB of G-Skill RAM (I'm a video editor so yes I will be using all that RAM lol). I should be getting it sometime this week so as soon as I get it I'll go for a 4.0 overclock and run the test and post the temperatures!
IN ADDITION: I was wondering if you guys could recommend a fan controller, one that is reliable (I like the LED screen with stats) but overall I need it to work. So if anyone has any ideas please feel free to post any suggestions you may have. Thank you.Edited by Necrodox - 5/9/11 at 11:06am