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post #421 of 1734
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insertacoolname - you mean an H60? It shouldn't be powered from a variable voltage source to begin with, it should be connected to PWR_FAN which always runs at full speed. So you just made the opposite thing to this fix. You un-fixed it tongue.gif
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post #422 of 1734
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insertacoolname - you mean an H60? It shouldn't be powered from a variable voltage source to begin with, it should be connected to PWR_FAN which always runs at full speed. So you just made the opposite thing to this fix. You un-fixed it tongue.gif

Huh, fancy that. Will it make a difference?
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post #423 of 1734
I was pretty disappointed when I heard this news about the Corsair pumps grinding and whatnot.

Pre-Corsair CoolIT was almost always dependable and reliable; even if the temps weren't always as good as Asetek units.


The best cooler in my opinion, would be something like an Antec 920/Corsair H70 block; which is basically a 690LC, paired with either a 240mm single thin rad or a 120mm double thin rad; and utilising the mounting solution from CoolIT.
Asetek's push and twist method leaves more to be desired.

Also, companies should go back to the days when waterblocks were just waterblocks. I do not need a pair of fan wires stemming from the block when clearly it won't handle my double 1.4A fans, and neither do I need a USB header coming out of the block just so I can change the colour of a fancy LED on it. It just drives the cost up and makes cable management a pain.
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post #424 of 1734
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Basically any fan controller that has input for 4 pin molex. Basically just want to turn it down till the noise stops. I face to turn mine down to 74% before it goes away. I'm running it off a motherboard fan header. Really thinking about taking this pos back and saving a little more for a real loop.

Any brand recommendations? or if anyone else wants to recommend - I would like to get a fan controller to address this, I'm using H100 w/4 Cougar Vortex PWM fans in p/p config. I know I have to find one w/4 pin molex. Would love a recommendation, and would prefer a digital interface if possible.

Re: installation of a fan controller, would I connect the 4 Cougars into the controller, and the pump separately in the controller? Is it by dialing back the pump w/fan controller that would reduce the noise? or would I leave the 4 cougars plugged into pump, and plug that all into controller?

Sorry for the noob ?, but when I built my PC in November (my first build ever), I was thinking of a fan controller, but didn't get one. Now that the H100 noise showed up (6 months after purchase), I want to try this solution.
post #425 of 1734
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Any fan controller (not PWM, voltage) and a 3-pin to 4-pin adapter. Leave the fans connected to the pump, you'll keep the auto speed variation if it works with your fans. Just make sure the controller has 1A or 12W per channel minimum.

Digital interface, huh? I'm just making such a thing with USB interface.

The problem with simple voltage regulators (fan controllers) is that they will have a mostly linear range from 0V to 12V, so what you're interested in - 10V to 12V - will be just a fraction of the scale, not allowing for precise regulation.
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post #426 of 1734
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Mine has been silent for 4 months now since bought. I still think it has alot to do with your power supply/

mmmhm, no my power supply is running at 12.078V and I am getting the noise off and on...
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post #427 of 1734
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insertacoolname - you mean an H60? It shouldn't be powered from a variable voltage source to begin with, it should be connected to PWR_FAN which always runs at full speed. So you just made the opposite thing to this fix. You un-fixed it tongue.gif

Huh, fancy that. Will it make a difference?
If your unit isn't noisy at full speed, then that's what you're looking for. Try connecting it to a PWR_FAN header or just directly to the PSU with a fan adapter and see for yourself smile.gif
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post #428 of 1734
Hello,
I purchased a new H100 from Amazon last week and when I first turned it on, it sounded like a hdd working. The temps were great but the noise was always constant and annoying
Did a quick google search and found this thread. First I want to say thanks to wlw wl for your support. I made and adapter following your guide. Just connected it and sounds good smile.gif
My pump rpm was 2136rpm before and now with the adapter its 1948rpm, is this considered a safe speed for the pump?

Thank you.
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Any brand recommendations? or if anyone else wants to recommend - I would like to get a fan controller to address this, I'm using H100 w/4 Cougar Vortex PWM fans in p/p config. I know I have to find one w/4 pin molex. Would love a recommendation, and would prefer a digital interface if possible.
Re: installation of a fan controller, would I connect the 4 Cougars into the controller, and the pump separately in the controller? Is it by dialing back the pump w/fan controller that would reduce the noise? or would I leave the 4 cougars plugged into pump, and plug that all into controller?
Sorry for the noob ?, but when I built my PC in November (my first build ever), I was thinking of a fan controller, but didn't get one. Now that the H100 noise showed up (6 months after purchase), I want to try this solution.

I bought the Lamptron Touch fan controller and really like it. The screen has some minor light bleeding around the edges, and you can only view information on one channel at a time, but these are minor drawbacks. Overall I found it to be very good, albeit a bit expensive at about $70.

http://lamptron.com/products/view/Fan_Controller_Touch

By the way, if you want to see RPM information for the pump on the fan controller, you'll need to add in the other cable coming from the pump and combine it into the power cable using a splitter or custom cable and run it to the fan header on the controller. See some of my posts a few pages back for info on that.
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DeviiL - yes that's perfectly safe, provided that the temperature is good.
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