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post #1 of 14
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I seem to be finding conflicting info on this.

The two fans connect to the y-cable, which the connects to the cpu_header pins or to a fan pin?

And then the actual plug coming from the pump would go to which one (cpu header or fan connection)?

The instructions seem to say the y-cable with the fans goes to the cpu header, but I am finding conflicting info online in youtube videos and the like.

You never know if you have bad instruction translations so I am hoping someone here knows.

Or does it even matter?

Using Asus M4A89TD Pro if it matters.

Thanks
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post #2 of 14
Pump/waterblock goes into CPU header, fans go into 3 pin connection from your power supply.
     
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post #3 of 14
IT should not make any difference. As long as both fan headers on your motherboard support the Wattage you are placing on it.
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post #4 of 14
I guess the cable from the pump goes to the CPU fan header. Fans go into the other mobo headers or to your PSU via a molex.
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post #5 of 14
Also make sure you disable Asus Q-Fan in the BIOS so the pump can run at 100% (when plug into CPU_FAN header on the mobo).
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post #6 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by reaper~ View Post
Also make sure you disable Asus Q-Fan in the BIOS so the pump can run at 100% (when plug into CPU_FAN header on the mobo).
Mine is like this and works fine.
post #7 of 14
Best way is to connect pump directly to PSU. Fans to MB header so you can monitor the rpm.
    
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post #8 of 14
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Best way is to connect pump directly to PSU. Fans to MB header so you can monitor the rpm.
The pump goes to the cpu header fan plug. As this is what tells the pump to activate and the bios that there is a connection there. You could disable errors on boot but doing it the correct way will yield a better results.
post #9 of 14
Per Corsair the Fan's connect to the CPU Header and the Pump goes to any other 3 pin.
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post #10 of 14
It really does not matter.

ASUS QFan cant control voltage on 3pin fan headers either so no worries about that either. Been a problem with them for YEARS now.(Oddly, my latest board controls 3pin fan voltage just fine on the chassis connector but still not on the CPU.)
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