Originally Posted by Teh Rav3n
That could be it, I only ever had a problem with one Yate fan, and it was a defective cap that popped as soon as it was powered up. I strongly suspect it was made by one of the subcontracted companies they license manufacturing out to, and those subcontracted YL's are definitely much lower in quality. From the motor itself being physically smaller, to the components on the pcb's being substandard. Petra's is the only one that I know of off hand that deals direct w/ YL, and always has the high quality manufactured directly by YL versions. I haven't really much used Scythe, aside from their 128 in 1 card reader that's in my old system (Now my son's computer. I have a Akasa Baymaster S reader/2.5" dock for an external monitor stand/surround sound amp/dock project I've got going on).
Before I went custom water a few years back, I was all into high cfm/pressure Delta's, Pabst, & Mechatronics with my Megahalem's. Wind noise > bearing noise!
A few years of that got pretty old though. There's nothing like hearing your Delta MegaFast's running through a closed door, on the other end of the house while you're out in the garage! Lol!
I ran the MegaFast's both on the outside in p/p on a Silver Arrow later, with a gutted 140mm shrouding the middle. 4.4 Ghz stable on a 965 BE on air, but good god they were loud though!
I've been thinking along the same lines for years about fail safe's. That's the thing with the Aquaero 5's, it's not just simply a fan/pump controller. It's an onboard cooling system stand alone micro computer that interfaces real time with the OS, and with the built in mobo/cpu/gpu/rpm/pwm sensors. Not to mention having it's own wide array of available sensors itself. From flow rate, to water temp, to direct contact thermistor sensors, and even water level sensors. The auto shutdown failsafe is just the cherry on top. Imo, it's the pinnacle when it comes to fan control, no question. Plus, if you're running a pwm controlled pump like I am, there is no need for any PowerAdust add-on's. Simply plug the PWM in, and the power from the pump comes direct from the psu while the Aquaero controls it. The optional heatsink at bare minimum is the only accessory absolutely necessary to purchase additional to the the Aquaero 5 LT or Pro models when running PWM pumps. With the XT, it already comes equipped. Long story short: Highly recommended.
@ VonDutch: I won't say for certain, because my experience is quite limited w/ Ivy, but that's exactly what happened to my 3750k before it started ctd'ing and later, bsod'ing. It jumped from 1.35 to 1.40 to boot at 4.4, then 1.43 Vcore all in the course of 48 hours. 0X50e error codes. Even at stock, it's doing the same. A dying IMC I'm pretty certain, being that my memtest runs (2x) and Prime 95 came out fine on my sons comp w/ the Sammie ELV "miracle" mem installed.
Oh well, the new chip will be here tomorrow