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post #171 of 1963
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You connect the PWM connector to a fan header and you connect the Molex to the PSU.

yes this is the way I recommend you do it also. put this really depends on the pump I have 1 that came with all the wires going to a 4 pin fan female connector. i cut the 2 power wires the +12v and the negative and hooked this to the PSU and hooked the RPM and PWM signal wire to the aquaero...

What pump is this? Currently I have a DCP 4.0 in mine, and it's running off a mobo PWM header just fine. Though for my next build I'm going back to the D5 Vario.

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post #172 of 1963
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What pump is this? Currently I have a DCP 4.0 in mine, and it's running off a mobo PWM header just fine. Though for my next build I'm going back to the D5 Vario.

That is good to know about the DCP 4.0 I would guess all motherboards will also them or what do you think!! IT is hard to find this info, I know for the Asus Board they say 1 amp and I think 1 board I cant remember says 18 watts.. But never found this on AsRock Boards.
Edited by seross69 - 9/28/13 at 11:02pm
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That is good to know about the DCP 4.0 I would guess all motherboards will also them or what do you think!! IT is hard to find this info, I know for the Asus Board they say 1 amp and I think 1 board I cant remember says 18 watts.. But never found this on AsRock Boards.
I *THINK* there's a standard limit and it's 1 amp per header. I've had a couple that are 2 amp per header with a six or eight amp combined limit.
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I *THINK* there's a standard limit and it's 1 amp per header. I've had a couple that are 2 amp per header with a six or eight amp combined limit.

Yeah that is what I am thinking but you know what can happen when you assume something???
post #175 of 1963
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Yeah that is what I am thinking but you know what can happen when you assume something???
Personally I just wouldn't plug a pump into one, if you want speed control get a vario of some sort (or USB now) or a PWM from mobo with power from molex.
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I *THINK* there's a standard limit and it's 1 amp per header. I've had a couple that are 2 amp per header with a six or eight amp combined limit.
2amps "sticker rating" which is surge current on start. Most fans pull half of that while running, all motherboards are 1amp continuous current with 2amp surge
I wouldn't attempt more than 2amp on all the connectors combined though ... the poor 24pin only has a single 12V wire and that means that the 75W going to EACH PCIE x16 device is also coming from that very wire
Also, RAM VRMs and everything else is connected. Only the CPU is connected to the EPS12V
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the poor 24pin only has a single 12V wire and that means that the 75W going to EACH PCIE x16 device is also coming from that very wire
Also, RAM VRMs and everything else is connected. Only the CPU is connected to the EPS12V

24 pin has two 12V wires. The older 20 pin had only one.

It's unusual that each PCIe slot will have to deliver the full 75W nowadays. Not sure about AMD cards, but Nvidia uses the PCIe slot power only for startup circuitry and relies on the 6/8pin connectors for connection to VRMs which power the chip.
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24 pin has two 12V wires. The older 20 pin had only one.

It's unusual that each PCIe slot will have to deliver the full 75W nowadays. Not sure about AMD cards, but Nvidia uses the PCIe slot power only for startup circuitry and relies on the 6/8pin connectors for connection to VRMs which power the chip.
Oh sorry but i am right in saying 2 wires is still not much for what it has to handle? tongue.gif
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Oh sorry but i am right in saying 2 wires is still not much for what it has to handle? tongue.gif

Only if you have many older generation GPUs or hard drive arrays powered by PCIe or something like this. Generally it's no problem for a consumer gaming machine.
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Also newer higher end gaming boards usually have the extra PCIE power header.

Regardless, generally if you can afford to put together a custom loop you can afford the extra cpl bucks for a seperate fan/pump controller. Motherboard headers generally aren't made for the higher quality pumps. And if you use a fan controller and burn it out, you can grab another one. If you blow out the header on your mobo, it's always gonna bother you til you get a new mobo.

There's a reason we're all in this thread desperately awaiting the release of the Aquaero 6. =P
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Can I ask why???
I thought those D5 pumps with pwm connectors are meant for these controllers.
At least that's what my friend has been telling me to do.

When you take a PWM pump and plug the pwm connector on one channel and plug the power on another channel, you're Voltage Controlling it AND PWM controlling it at the same time. That completely defeats the purpose of using PWM. Also, you're using up extra amps of your controller when there's absolutely no benefit to it. PWM is a much smoother control method.

Excuse this corny analogy because it's late and i need to go to bed, but it's like...
If you're driving with a friend and need him to give you directions, he gives you the directions, then you pull the car over, get out and make him give you a piggy back ride there instead.
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