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Lamptron CW611, first impression:

After what felt like forever i got the Lamptron controlling my fans now, tomorrow i will start looking into placing the temperature probes. Will make a more thorough post then.

As for the CW611, the unit itself seems good, the cables however is another story.

First the temp probes:
At 725mm they might be too short to reach the bottom VGA, there is however not enough length to them to get decent cable management, 300mm more would be nice.

Then the power/molex cable:
This cable is also to short imo, its not even long enough to get out of the 5.25" bay. Also the four wires has different length and sloppy sleeving.

And finaly the fan cables:
Out of the six cables, three (3!) of them was not working, took me too long to figure this out so i feel i wasted some time here, not impressed. However i got long enough cables to get the system working without them.

So, the controller i like, but the cables really didnt reflect the quality i was expecting from Lamptron, either they cut costs on cables or someone didnt do their job. So to get the uniform look im looking for in cable-management, i now need to make further investments to get nice cables :/

The temp probes was covered in a thin plastic/celofan-looking-thingie. Tried to find some information on the working-range of these, dont wanna melt them if my VRM hit 90c or more... Did a ticket to Lamptron, hoping to get answer soon. Anyone out there that have worked with similar probes before and know if they can take it?
Edited by Squashie - 9/4/13 at 2:27pm
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Squashie: please remove that antivibration pad from the bottom of the DDC pump. While it will absorb vibrations, it will increase pump temps. This heatsink comes with anti vibration rubber feet too.
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Thanx m8 smile.gif gonna check out heatsinks for pumps thumb.gif

What is comfortable work temps for a pump?
Edited by Squashie - 9/4/13 at 4:43pm
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Found similar looking probes rated up to 100c, so im go ahead and mount them to my VGAs. Really wish Lamptron wrote something about the temp range on the included instructions.

I also need to do some rewiring to my pump if i wanna control the rpms. For now the pump gets power from molex, and got a 3-pin connector with the tachometer in it. Need to get power from the same 3-pin. By connecting only the tachometer i can read out rpms and set alarm if it fails. If i could adjust the power on the pump as well i could monitor pump-temp and reduce to minimum.
Edited by Squashie - 9/5/13 at 1:04am
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Found similar looking probes rated up to 100c, so im go ahead and mount them to my VGAs. Really wish Lamptron wrote something about the temp range on the included instructions.

I also need to do some rewiring to my pump if i wanna control the rpms. For now the pump gets power from molex, and got a 3-pin connector with the tachometer in it. Need to get power from the same 3-pin. By connecting only the tachometer i can read out rpms and set alarm if it fails. If i could adjust the power on the pump as well i could monitor pump-temp and reduce to minimum.
Note that non-PWM DDCs can only be powered down to a certain voltage, and it needs a higher voltage to start up (your controller supports that already).

Are you going to use the probes for VRM and RAM, nothing else?

Edit: use GPU-Z to view the VRM temps. I'd be surprised if your card doesn't support that.
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Initially i will use all probes on VGAs, just to test how my setup works, later it will be enough to monitor one point, the hottest..
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GPU-Z only show GPU temp, unless im overseeing something somewhere:

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Temperature stress-tests:

So, i put probes on the VRM and VRAM of both my VGAs to take some more measurements. The probes was put in between the fins of the heat-sinks. I must say im quite satisfied with my CW611, there is a lot of more options i would like but it does what i need it to do wink.gif Prefer to have stuff on manual control. The intent of this test is to get information on how my graphic-cards are coping with universal GPU block and custom heatsinks/airflow. Earlier measurements have indicated that the VRM of my top/master card is the hottest spot. From what i understand VRMs have working temperatures up to 125c.



I took three readouts:
1. Idle - Restart computer, wait 5 min with no programs running - Measure
2. Heaven - Extreme settings - 1600 x 900 windowed - 20min - Measure
3. Planetside 2 - High settings - 6020 x 1080 fullscreen - 25 min - Measure

VRM and VRAM temps are read from the CW611 at the given time, rest of the temps are max values from OpenHardwareMonitor.

Room temp is 25c.

______Idle___Heaven__Planetside 2
CPU_____32_____46_______65_____
MB1_____26_____35_______41_____
MB2_____34_____34_______35_____
MB3_____30_____36_______38_____

GPU1____23_____38_______43_____
-VRM____41_____91_______107____
-VRAM___29_____72_______75_____

GPU2____25_____39_______45_____
-VRM____38_____74_______93_____
-VRAM___28_____67_______69_____


The highest temp was as suspected the GPU1, peaking at 107c. Even though this is within the "operational temperature" i think its a bit high, but, what can you do... The noise from the stock fans are gone, so thats good wink.gif Guess ill just keep playing on and keep an eye on the temps of that VRM, it will last however long it lasts...


Edited by Squashie - 9/21/13 at 9:30am
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So glad I'm getting reference design cards....
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