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its at 1900 rpm, and rather noisy, why is that? in bios there is option of Full On and Automatic, I chose Automatic and Target 50c with Level 9. Its new so maybe thats just in the beginning?

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because it's a single speed fan. You want a variable speed fan you'll have to buy aftermarket.

*looks at avatar* Also it's unhealthy to attempt to eat your video card even if it does look like chocolate.
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because it's a single speed fan. You want a variable speed fan you'll have to buy aftermarket.

*looks at avatar* Also it's unhealthy to attempt to eat your video card even if it does look like chocolate.

and is that fan speed reasonable? i forgot to say, i have the fan connected to CPU 1 fan, and pump to PWR 1. But i thought i should be able to control it since its connected to mobo and not power supply. i have a quiet fan lying around, you think its better i use that?
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depends. Water cooler fans have different requirements than cse fans revolving around static pressure. i am not an expert in this though there are those here who are
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im so confused about this though. ive been reading about headers and PWN controllers and cant tell which is right. the pump should be connected to the mobo or PSU and how. Ive changed bios setting to Level 3 and the fan speed lowered to 1400 rpm (connected to CPU fan 1). its still noisy in a way with a high pitched hum.

edit: Having it at level 1 Bios says its 1100 rpm for CPU fan. there is also temps for Power fan, which is 4000 rpm which is what the pump is connected to.
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Connect your pump to your PSU (use a 3pin to molex connector for that). Then connect your H60 fan to the CPU_FAN header on the motherboard. Use any third party software to make a custom fan profile. Does AsRock come with any Fan software?
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Connect your pump to your PSU (use a 3pin to molex connector for that). Then connect your H60 fan to the CPU_FAN header on the motherboard. Use any third party software to make a custom fan profile. Does AsRock come with any Fan software?

i dont have such a cable with me, is it important? I have the fan connected to CPU FAN 1 already but the pump to something next to it called PWR fan 1. i found a way to control the speed now through bios but its not so automatic as i thought. And i dont know what speed i should have it at, previous cooler fan was at 1400rpm but this corsair one even at 1100rpm which is LEVEL 1 option still produces a high pitched hum and gives me 42c idle (OC'd in summer conditions).
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What is usually done here? And what speed for what temp? Id like to add more fans in the future but dont know how all these can be connected reasonably and what amount of control i will have. Is it normal to use software for this stuff? I read about fan controllers. Heres an image of the mobo and i highlighted the two headers im using, placed above the CPU. If anyone has the same corsair fan, is it supposed to be loud? The absolute min i can have it at from bios gives me 1080rpm, doesnt go any lower.






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Okay, I looked up your motherboard and you can connect upto 6 fans in total. (see 3,4,5,22,38,39)

In the case of Closed loop coolers, you want the pump to be running at max speed no matter what. You only control the fans. To achieve this you can either hook up the pump to the PSU (which I said earlier) or a fan header that doesn't throttle it.

Now according to the manual. Connect your H60 fan to CPU_FAN1 . (number 3)

Connect the pump to PWR_FAN1 (number 4).

Any other additional push/pull fan should be connected to CPU_FAN2 (number 5) because 3 and 5 run in sync with each other.

After this, check your fan RPM with speed throttling enabled. If I remember correctly your pump should be close or more than 4000 rpm.

If its true, the PWR_FAN1 is independent of any throttling.

Now you tweak your fans, If at the lowest level, they're still noisy I'm afraid you can't do much other than-

> Running it as a PULL fan but this increases temps.
>Moving the position of the RAD
>Buying quieter fans.

My asus can lower my fan RPM's to 500 so they're silent. Maybe AsRock just does 1000.
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Okay, I looked up your motherboard and you can connect upto 6 fans in total. (see 3,4,5,22,38,39)

In the case of Closed loop coolers, you want the pump to be running at max speed no matter what. You only control the fans. To achieve this you can either hook up the pump to the PSU (which I said earlier) or a fan header that doesn't throttle it.

Now according to the manual. Connect your H60 fan to CPU_FAN1 . (number 3)

Connect the pump to PWR_FAN1 (number 4).

Any other additional push/pull fan should be connected to CPU_FAN2 (number 5) because 3 and 5 run in sync with each other.

After this, check your fan RPM with speed throttling enabled. If I remember correctly your pump should be close or more than 4000 rpm.

If its true, the PWR_FAN1 is independent of any throttling.

Now you tweak your fans, If at the lowest level, they're still noisy I'm afraid you can't do much other than-

> Running it as a PULL fan but this increases temps.
>Moving the position of the RAD
>Buying quieter fans.

My asus can lower my fan RPM's to 500 so they're silent. Maybe AsRock just does 1000.


that was easy to understand thanks. My intial reason for having it at Pull is only to prevent dust. I could get a quieter fan like gentle typhoon i hear its good but then again i dont think its made for rad, whereas corsair's has static pressure which is made for push. Corsair recommends i have it as intake as well from the rear, but ive always held belief that would introduce hot air to the case.
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