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Poll Results: Which Antec cooler do you own?

 
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    Antec Kühler H2O 620
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    Antec Kühler H2O 920
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post #2551 of 6063
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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

surely that would then be your motherboard taking over, and controlling the speeds?

Nopers. I have it shut off in the motherboard. Honestly I think the settings are stored in the pump
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Originally Posted by plywood99 View Post

Nopers. I have it shut off in the motherboard. Honestly I think the settings are stored in the pump

I know that when updating the FW the fan went into extreme mode, and stayed there for a while lol.
So you could be right - but no idea.
post #2553 of 6063
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Originally Posted by plywood99 View Post

Nopers. I have it shut off in the motherboard. Honestly I think the settings are stored in the pump
I am using version 1.2 of the Antec Chill Control software and I'm pretty sure my 920 isn't remembering custom fan settings at all. When I reboot to go into the motherboards settings, the fans always run at their slowest speed which is somewhere around 850 RPM. Seems odd though that it would be designed to remember something trivial like LED color, yet not remember what the user set their ramp at. I suppose the best test given these circumstances would be to set it to extreme, then reboot into anything that isn't Windows. As for the pump, it seems to run at 3000 RPM all the time, regardless of fluid temperature.

What would be really cool IMHO is to improve on something like the H100 and make available an (optional?) 5.25" LCD touch screen that works with all these Kuhlers (plug the pumps USB into it, and it into the motherboard USB header). Adds some bling for those that want it and allows people to see/control their temps no matter what OS they're using. Could even add a few extra fan headers for case fan control, make it's color change to match the pumps LED, and even create software that allows people to customize the look and feel of the LCD's interface as well as add/change sounds (all open source maybe?). I'd definitely buy something like that simply because it would be nice to see what's going on while gaming, plus it would be more trustworthy than a Windows app, not to mention greatly self sustaining thanks to a community of enthusiastic modders. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

I've got a i7 3770K, and my idle temps are at around 30c, with max temps at 92c (100% load with p95) - this is with the 920 on it.
So 75c is not hot - don't worry.
Oh I'm not worried too much. Mostly I just want to get the most bang for my buck, just like everyone else here I'm sure. Now if my processor was hitting 92 C, well then I'd definitely be worried. wink.gif
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I don't have an Intel anymore. But a few weeks ago I had an i5-2500k @ 4.6GHz 1.33v and max temp in Prime95 blend was 60c in a 22c room. This was on an unlapped 620.
Right now I run an 8320 @ 4.5GHz 1.45v and max out around 60c in a 21c room with a lapped 620. I know Ivy's run a little hotter but I think there isn't enough tension on your coldplate.
That seems to be about right based on all the posts I've read here and around the net. Shortly after my last post, about three hours into my current Prime 95 run (which just hit the 13.6 hour mark) temperatures dropped by about 10 C and have stayed that way ever since (58 C on the coolest core, 67 C on the warmest one, ambient is 17.8 C, fans steady at 1800 RPM, liquid temp constant at 28.8 C). This is very strange, to change so drastically and sudden. Is it possible there was a clog somewhere inside the loop that simply cleared itself? I'm positive you're still correct about poor contact due to lapping as I did take a lot of copper off. I'm also positive traditional means of applying thermal compounds don't work for IC24, even with it heated before application. Based on it's consistency, I would imagine it ended up being rather like having the eraser nub on a pencil wedged between the cold plate and CPU lol. I suppose it might have spread out a little bit once it finally got hot enough, and for long enough though. Certainly the most perplexing build I've ever dealt with... but worth it for the nerdy fun I'm having hehe. tongue.gif
Edited by Zakarof - 11/4/12 at 2:56pm
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Originally Posted by Zakarof View Post

I am using version 1.2 of the Antec I'd definitely buy something like that simply because it would be nice to see what's going on while gaming, plus it would be more trustworthy than a Windows app, not to mention greatly self sustaining thanks to a community of enthusiastic modders. smile.gif
Oh I'm not worried too much. Mostly I just want to get the most bang for my buck, just like everyone else here I'm sure. Now if my processor was hitting 92 C, well then I'd definitely be worried. wink.gif

I'm not worried at all - especially seeing as p95 is loading it more than it will ever get to.
My normal temps sit around 60c, after playing a lot of games, all day, and the pc being on - again, all day.

92c is what p95 does to my pc - the max it will ever go to - with 100% CPU and 90% ram usage.
All I know/care about, is that my PC can cool that, and my pc can cope with that.

So no, I'm not worried, just glad my pc is doing its job wink.gif
post #2555 of 6063
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I'm not worried at all - especially seeing as p95 is loading it more than it will ever get to.
My normal temps sit around 60c, after playing a lot of games, all day, and the pc being on - again, all day.
92c is what p95 does to my pc - the max it will ever go to - with 100% CPU and 90% ram usage.
All I know/care about, is that my PC can cool that, and my pc can cope with that.
So no, I'm not worried, just glad my pc is doing its job wink.gif
Yup, that pretty much sums it up for me as well. The only time I'm likely to see sustained high temperatures like that outside of testing is when rendering something. Sometimes it only takes a few minutes, other times days. So long as the water doesn't turn into steam, rupture at a weak point, and fry the entire system, I'm happy too. After all it's not like I live at the very top of the tallest building in the world, where water boils at 85 C, right? wink.gif
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post #2556 of 6063
I'm 100% positive my fan profile is stored in the pump.
Example 1:
I'm using a biostar TA990FXE motherboard. This board for some reason places a high load on the cpu when in the bios.
When first starting the computer and going into the bios the fans are spinning slow since the water is still cool.
As the cpu heats up the water the fans start spinning faster, just as the profile I have set.
Example 2:
I did just as you said and set the profile to extreme. Shut down my system. Started it and went into bios and the fans are screaming full tilt.
I did the same with the quiet setting and it too was active in the bios.

Actually it's the main reason I kept my Antec 920.
My loop is all custom, Koolance full cover 7970 gpu block, XSPC 240 rad, Swiftech 120 QP rad, XSPC single bay res and of course my trusty 920 cpu block/pump.
I ditched the 120 rad the 920 came with.

Setup runs like a dream and I have fully programmable fan settings stored in the pump, so no need to run Chill Control.
I only run Chill Control when benching.
Edited by plywood99 - 11/4/12 at 8:02pm
post #2557 of 6063
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Bought myself the 920 a while ago. And I am seriously impressed. I am running it on a i5 2500k in a corsair 600t I haven't seen a temp over 41c. Now I am not overclocking, but I made the noob ish mistake of buying a MB that does not allow OCing. But in my defence it is the first time I have ever build a pc (or owned one for that matter), always had Mac. And still do, but I wanted to give it a to, and I wanted something to game on.

I am almost tempted to take this statement back. H2o 920 leaked on me over the weekend. And it has damaged my motherboard as well I think. Just have to see what customer support say. mad.gif

Just spoke to the people at pixmania, and they will take the cooler back and have a look at it, probably replace it, and they are also going to replace the motherboard it damaged. Very nice of them.

Fingers crossed I just got very unlucky with a defective 920.
Edited by FifthRocketeer - 11/5/12 at 2:05am
post #2558 of 6063
Hi,

I'm posting this because I had been having similar issues with my pump. After many days of trying everything to make the rattling disappear, I tried the magnet trick which finally worked.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcgVzf2tsjI

However, I wasn't happy with having a magnet stuck on the front of my cooler. Eventually I unmounted the unit, and spent a good 20 minutes shaking the unit (both pump and rad) to release the air trapped inside the pump unit. When doing this, it's important to ensure the radiator is well above the pump unit, the radiator pipes are exiting the rad from the underside, and to turn the pump while shaking to allow the air to escape (the trapped air rises up through the pipes and rad).

It's now thankfully running silent. I hope this saves someone the hassle I've been through trying to resolve this.

Cheers.
post #2559 of 6063
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I am almost tempted to take this statement back. H2o 920 leaked on me over the weekend. And it has damaged my motherboard as well I think. Just have to see what customer support say. mad.gif
Just spoke to the people at pixmania, and they will take the cooler back and have a look at it, probably replace it, and they are also going to replace the motherboard it damaged. Very nice of them.
Fingers crossed I just got very unlucky with a defective 920.

Wow, you're the second person ever to have a leak! Good luck.

If you want to save your hardware then disassemble it all. Take everything that got wet and put it in bags of uncooked rice for at least 24 hours.
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Wow, you're the second person ever to have a leak! Good luck.
If you want to save your hardware then disassemble it all. Take everything that got wet and put it in bags of uncooked rice for at least 24 hours.

Hmmm, not sure if that is sarcasm or serious lol


Nah I spoke to the store where I bought it and they said they would have a look at it and replace it, and anything it damaged. So happy days really.
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