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Well... what's the point of the blue wire if not to be plugged into the CPU Fan's plug. I heard you had to plug that there or the PC wouldn't boot since it wouldn't detect any CPU Cooler.
Not quite sure to understand what you're trying to say but here's some info:
The pump's molex is plugged straight into the PSU.
I have my NZXT Phantom's stock Fan controller plugged straight to the PSU through molex too. On that controller I have on one channel my 2 Yate Loons that cool my top rad and on another I've got 4 NF P14 FLX Noctua fans that cool my bottom rad. Each channel is 20W btw.

Oh, just noticed that 3729RPM FANIN1, that's the CPU Fan's plug since that was where I used to see my Stock heatsink's fan's rpm. So it means that it is reading an RPM and that my pump is running @ ~3729RPM (it's going up and down between 3648 and 3813RPM but it's at 3729 most of the time, atleast for the moment @idle).
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Plug a fan into the header,could be that you have wreaked that header.
If it still persists,turn off the warning in the BIOS.

EDIT you are not using it for power? Won't be blown then.....
Edited by B NEGATIVE - 9/15/12 at 10:10am
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Plug a fan into the header,could be that you have wreaked that header.
If it still persists,turn off the warning in the BIOS.

The header being wrecked would explain why like a week ago my CPU Fan spinned at 800RPM and let the temps climb crazy to like over 90° before catching up and running at insane RPM (I think it was over 4000 but I could be wrong, made a worse noise than running Furmark for sure though).
It's till picking up an RPM though which would be weird if it was broken.

EDIT: can't play BF3 -_-. The latest DLC hadn't finished downloading when I took my Heatsink off and starting working on the case so it would be able to host my loop. OCCT it is then.
Edited by steelkevin - 9/15/12 at 9:34am
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I dont plug anything in my motherboard anymore, as far as fans anyways .. is that blue wire your talking about because your fan is variable speed or is that just to indicate rpm ? anyways in any case dont plug fans or fan related things into to the motherboard and save yourself the trouble .
    
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I dont plug anything in my motherboard anymore, as far as fans anyways .. is that blue wire your talking about because your fan is variable speed or is that just to indicate rpm ? anyways in any case dont plug fans or fan related things into to the motherboard and save yourself the trouble .



Found that on google. That blue wire is what I'm talking about. We seem to be having a hard time understanding each other (well, that's how I feel :s)

EDIT: "RPM sensor plugs to 3 pin motherboard fan connectors and reports impeller rotational speed"
Source: Swiftech

So now I know what it's purpose is. Basically it serves no purpose as knowing your pump's RPM doesn't sound very useful. Actually seeing as I bought it second hand and it's served somebody else well for over 2 years I need to know if it starts failing as those pumps apparently only last about 5 years (I just need this loop to last a year, so until September 2013).
Edited by steelkevin - 9/15/12 at 9:48am
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As long as the power to the pump is coming straight from molex (full 12V) your pump will always be running at full speed. Blue wire only for RPM readout and cannot control speed of pump in any way.

I have one of those pumps soon to be on the forsale section, what I did was spice all three wires onto a 3-pin connector and connect that to a suitable fan controller (one with a good 30W per channel). Then I was able to control pump speed just like a normal fan.
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Yeah, thanks I just found the info on the pump's official page.
Seem I've got it all well plugged in.

What you did was quite smart but why would one want to control his pump's speed ?

Would you perhaps know at what RPM yours ran ? As I said mine is second hand and quite "old" so I'm wondering if ~3700RPM is what it would do out of the box.

EDIT: WOW load temps ~45. So more than half as much as it used to be with the stock heatsink. The loop's dual 280mm dual thick rad for a single CPU so it's not that surprising. Obviously, a cooled GPU will be added whenever I get enough money wink.gif
Edited by steelkevin - 9/15/12 at 9:55am
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Yeah, thanks I just found the info on the pump's official page.
Seem I've got it all well plugged in.
What you did was quite smart but why would one want to control his pump's speed ?
Would you perhaps know at what RPM yours ran ? As I said mine is second hand and quite "old" so I'm wondering if ~3700RPM is what it would do out of the box.

I used my pump in a CPU only loop and during web browsing or other light tasks running the pump at full speed seemed like a waste. I could run it at 50% (approx 2000RPM) and system would stay cool and the pump would be inaudible. I had some issues with being able to hear a faint high-pitched whine at the time. I took it apart and cleaned it and added a miniscule drop of oil per a guide I found here and it's been silent ever since.

It's been awhile, but I seem to recall that 4200RPM was about max.
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I used my pump in a CPU only loop and during web browsing or other light tasks running the pump at full speed seemed like a waste. I could run it at 50% (approx 2000RPM) and system would stay cool and the pump would be inaudible. I had some issues with being able to hear a faint high-pitched whine at the time. I took it apart and cleaned it and added a miniscule drop of oil per a guide I found here and it's been silent ever since.
It's been awhile, but I seem to recall that 4200RPM was about max.

Yeah so after two years it's lost about 10% of it's initial power. Not a big deal wink.gif.

I'm loving this 195€ total loop tongue.gif
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