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first off, where does the 3 pin fan connector (the one with just one wire) go?

second, core temp says its at 30, hwmonitor says its at 40 idle, is that normal?

just using stock tim setup it came with (its already on the block) should i use different tim?

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Programs usually tell you different temps, I would suggest checking your temps in your bios first!

Edit: I have never used the H100, but I think that the 3 pin fan connector should be connected to the motherboard cpu fan header next to the cpu! When you attach fans to your H100, you plug those wires at the sides of the block. (I hope that helps)

Can someone with an H100 prove that this is correct before he tries it?
Edited by Captain1337 - 10/13/11 at 6:17pm
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Programs usually tell you different temps, I would suggest checking your temps in your bios first!

Edit: I have never used the H100, but I think that the 3 pin fan connector should be connected to the motherboard cpu fan header next to the cpu! When you attach fans to your H100, you plug those wires at the sides of the block. (I hope that helps)

Can someone with an H100 prove that this is correct before he tries it?
well thats what i was figuring, and thats what i did, the only thing i need to know is how normal my idle temps are
   
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the only thing i need to know is how normal my idle temps are
Check in your bios before windows starts, like i said before, temp monitoring programs will tell you different results, again, I recommend you look in the bios, that's the temp you should rely on.
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i understand that, just not sure what its 'good" and not for this cpu
   
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The lower the temp the better, I am guessing anything above 45C idle is bad.
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Those idle temps could be normal depending on the ambient temp in your room.

Also the 3 pin connector with a single strand is the RPM sensor for the H100 pump, if you don't connect it to the CPU_Fan header it may cause the motherboard to give warnings about not having a CPU cooler connected.

Fans can connect to the block, and up to four are supported with three different levels of speed. For stock fans the second level seems to be the best combination of performance and noise. High just sounds like a jet.

Also the TIM that's on the block is grade A stuff. It's a TIM made by Dow Corning and is superior to pretty much everything on the market.
Edited by blackbalt89 - 10/13/11 at 7:50pm
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With coretemp, you need to adjust the offset for the TJ max for your CPU. I don't know what you need to set it to for the 2600K, but mine is at -10 to get correct readings.
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