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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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I assume having the fans plugged into the USB header without the software wont even power the fans?

Works for me headscratch.gif:
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I guess I'm confused then why some people (incl Antec) recommend installing the software first. And what the drawbacks are if it is not installed first.
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Hey guys,
Maybe you can help me. I'm about to lose my mind over this damn cooler. 920 version and the fan and everything associated went in fine. I can get NO help from Antec despite multiple emails. My problem is with the ChillControl software. I cannot get it to work. The fans stays at a super super slow rpm no matter what my fps and now matter how hard I work this system. I don't think it's cooling the way it should. I don't want to fry my new CPU of some crap software.....which at this point I feel is and is completely worthless.

Here's what I've tried:
Running as admin, tried both USB hubs, disabled fan in BIOS.
I've installed version 1 and the new version that came with my disc as well.
I've removed all drivers, shut down, unplugged the USB, turned back on reinstalled. Shut down again and then plugged USB back into the hub.
I've also tried Driver Sweeper in safe mode to try to start completely fresh.

The error I have gotten is that it can't communicate due to the USB.

What I haven't tried:
Scrapping this pos and building my own water cooled system and get my dual vid cards cooled at the same time and hock this thing for parts money.

Completely frustrated. I know it's probably been mentioned in the 900 pages of this thread and I tried to search for it but didn't come up with anything. You guys have any advice before I make this cooler a new target at the range?
post #3394 of 6068
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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

Guys check the OP!
http://www.overclock.net/t/990111/official-antec-k-hler-h2o-620-920-owners-club

Add yourselves to the club please!
Changes might take a little while to register

HUGE THANKS to raptorxrx for helping me on this!

AWESOME.

Just chucked my name down. That's a brilliant idea. +Rep good sir.
post #3395 of 6068
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Originally Posted by Intel3770K View Post

Try this for the noise - I mounted the pump where the hoses exit the top instead of the recommended bottom. The air went out of the pump and is absolutely quiet. It was noisy for two weeks before I tried this, it has been quiet for dour days, being turned off at night. The photo may be upside down - don't know why but the fans are on the top of my machine.

Air bubles stopped my 920 pump after moving the motherboard to a new case. Mounting the pump with hoses on the bottom can allow air to get trapped in it. The quick and easy fix is to tilt the system around to let air float back into the radiator.
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post #3396 of 6068
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Originally Posted by 8bitG33k View Post

First of all kudos and Thank You Totally Dubbed for creating this thread and your instructions (+Rep).

Second, I have a question. I'll be owning the 920 here in a few days and am planning on putting this in a new system with a fresh Windows Install. I have read in several places to install the software first. Of course that will not be possible in my scenario - so my question is, do I need to install an aircooler, then install Windows to install the software and then switch to the 920? Or should I run the fans off of my board while installing Windows and then switch the fans to the USB header after installing the Antec software? Lastly, could or should I simply swap the fans for PWM fans and forego the software altogether?

What are your recommendations?

I did a new build and basicly hooked it up as instructed, usb and all power cables in correct headers. Then do windows instal. It will work with a white led in a standby mode untill you install the drivers which should be one of the first things you do once os is installed.
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post #3397 of 6068
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First of all kudos and Thank You Totally Dubbed for creating this thread and your instructions (+Rep).

Second, I have a question. I'll be owning the 920 here in a few days and am planning on putting this in a new system with a fresh Windows Install. I have read in several places to install the software first. Of course that will not be possible in my scenario - so my question is, do I need to install an aircooler, then install Windows to install the software and then switch to the 920? Or should I run the fans off of my board while installing Windows and then switch the fans to the USB header after installing the Antec software? Lastly, could or should I simply swap the fans for PWM fans and forego the software altogether?

What are your recommendations?

I was in the same situation as you are, with a fresh system running the 920. I just installed the 920 fully then proceeded with the win 7 install and when that was done installed the antec software. while i was doing the win install the 920 was just running at full. so no i dont think you will need an aircooler
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i am on this right?

No one is on it, since that post I made.
This is a brand new spreadsheet, owned and controlled by me smile.gif

I've left the old one there, just for old times sake.
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Originally Posted by 8bitG33k View Post

First of all kudos and Thank You Totally Dubbed for creating this thread and your instructions (+Rep).

Second, I have a question. I'll be owning the 920 here in a few days and am planning on putting this in a new system with a fresh Windows Install. I have read in several places to install the software first. Of course that will not be possible in my scenario - so my question is, do I need to install an aircooler, then install Windows to install the software and then switch to the 920? Or should I run the fans off of my board while installing Windows and then switch the fans to the USB header after installing the Antec software? Lastly, could or should I simply swap the fans for PWM fans and forego the software altogether?

What are your recommendations?

Cheers for the rep buddy!

I had that SAME dilemma myself.
Do not worry about what Antec say in that respect.
Install your cooler as you would do - and then install the software after you boot.

However here's my suggestion:
Do no plug the two fans into the fan splitter (seeing as you won't have the software yet) but plug them into the motherboard.
By doing this, you will insure that during your windows installation, your BIOS will be controlling it, and not the antec software, that has yet to be installed. I also highly suggest making them run at MAX RPM (this is ALL FOR THE installation of windows). Just an FYI: The cooler as long as it is working, you'll be fine - but just to give you that added security setup the fans at max rpm via the bios.
Also when doing this via the bios you will have to IGNORE FAN SPEED LIMIT for the CPU fan section of your bios - or else the BIOS won't let you pass POST.

Before switching fans - I highly suggest using them and seeing how they are for you.
The fans are actually brilliant - and especially with the software mean that you get a great control and analytic of your pump speed, fan speed, liquid temperature.
On the down side, the fans are extremely noisy (in my opinion) when they ramp past 1200RPM.
However on IDLE the antec fans run at 600RPM and are so quiet that you will probably never hear it. Realistically my PC is hardly ever on idle, so I changed my fans.

Also, if you got a stock cooler: I would maybe suggest using that, just for convenience. My problem with my cooler (and the reason I didn't use it for my fresh install) was because it blew upon connecting it to my motherboard lol.
If you can use the stock cooler, just to get all the windows stuff done (win updates, install, drivers for motherboard etc) then that would be even better than installing your Antec.

So suggested thing for you:
-Stock cooler
-Install every, make sure drivers are working
-Install antec software
-Install antec cooler

If you don't have the stock cooler however:
-Install antec, plug fans into motherboard CHASSIS headers
-Adjust fans in BIOS, before installing anything
-Install windows - install SOME drivers, but also install antec software
-Shutdown system - connect fans to antec splitter
-Go into antec softawre, and make them go to extreme or "silent" depending if extreme is too noisy for you
-Install ALL drivers for your PC
-Hit up P95, and then setup a CUSTOM fan profile so that you can determine when it should ramp up or down -> pump speed will always be around 3,000 -> fans go down to 600RPM and ramp to around 2500RPM (jet engines lol)

Hope this helps! thumb.gif
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Hey guys,
Maybe you can help me. I'm about to lose my mind over this damn cooler. 920 version and the fan and everything associated went in fine. I can get NO help from
The error I have gotten is that it can't communicate due to the USB.
Completely frustrated. I know it's probably been mentioned in the 900 pages of this thread and I tried to search for it but didn't come up with anything. You guys have any advice before I make this cooler a new target at the range?

To me this sounds USB DRIVERS related.
Are you sure the USB is being recognized properly? And that the Antec is plugged into the CPU header?
Also try a different USB slot on your motherboard.

You are extremely right about frying a chip - you do NOT want it to be idle when your system is demanding cooling.
Best way to test if the antec software is working is simply hitting that EXTREME profile button - it shoudl then automatically RAMP your fans to MAX, no matter what load you have.
So instead of putting load on your PC next time - just hit that button to see if it is responding.

I also suggest opening up event viewer in windows and checking to see if you have any errors upon launch of the program and/or USB device having problems via device manager.
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AWESOME.
Just chucked my name down. That's a brilliant idea. +Rep good sir.

Cheers mate!
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Air bubles stopped my 920 pump after moving the motherboard to a new case. Mounting the pump with hoses on the bottom can allow air to get trapped in it. The quick and easy fix is to tilt the system around to let air float back into the radiator.

Agreed
Edited by Totally Dubbed - 2/7/13 at 7:54am
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Added myself to the list biggrin.gif

I see people have been adding themselves- that's great!
Good response rate so far smile.gif!

You can also edit your response, if you ever change cooler, get another one, or change fans!
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