Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed
Sorry pump power cable?
I have two wires that need to be connected - for it to work:
-USB into motherboard USB
-CPU FAN HEADER cable into motherboard.
This HAS to be done like this, or else (someone correct me if I'm wrong) but you won't pass POST, as your motherboard should be giving you CPU FAN HEADER warnings.
More so - the CASE should NOT be controlling the speed of the pump/fans.
The motherboard, and/or fan controller should be doing that. Preferably the motherboard, as it has a direct link to the CPU socket - whereas a fan controller might not.
That set aside, you should still not be hearing any PUMP NOISE - after it running on for around 15mins, nor should the fans be too loud (of course you'll have to tweak this in the antec software OR on your motherboard, if the fans are connected to the motherboard directly, like my SP120's are)
I'm just using the terminology from the manual.
So to reiterate:
What has changed is that I now connect the pump power cable directly to the motherboard. And I did the same for all my other fan power cables because the case cables don't seem to be working anymore.
Now that I have done this, the fans are all fine, they work exactly the same as they used to. The problem is that the cooler itself is making a very annoying noise. A 15-second clip of the noise can be found here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/j2w6tr
Originally Posted by WarDad
On some motherboards you have to DISABLE CPU fan control. That way the pump gets a full 12v. On others it's PWM, so it doesn't matter.
The Delta fans I tried kiiled the 12v from the motherboards CPU fan connector. I work around it with an adaptor that takes 12v from the 4 pin molex and has a connector to delivers tach wire to CPU fan header.
I guess I can try that but ChillControl is showing my Pump Speed at ~2890 RPM, very close to the maximum speed. So I doubt the pump is strapped for power.EDIT
Here is the page from the motherboard manual about the different fan connectors.
The cable coming out of the cooler is currently connected to "B" (CPU_FAN).Edited by DrPhD - 2/5/13 at 11:35am