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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-11-2019, 08:30 PM - Thread Starter
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Aquaero 6 XT question

Hello all of you Aquaero & Aquacomputer guru's.
I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place to post my question, and if it Is not, if someone would be so kind to steer me in the correct direction then I will post the question there.

Even though I have some experience with water-cooling, this is the first opportunity I have to work with their products and wondering if any of the experts here could provide a bit of guidance so I won't ruin them. I'm currently working with an Aquaero 6 XT, Aquastream XT, Aquacomputer MPS Flow 400, a couple of Thermaltake Riing 12 sets, and a ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula Z270.

My question is can the aquabus on the Aquaero 6 XT communicate and/or utilize data found on the Motherboard, for example like the Fan or Pump readings? Or does it only work if the items are directly connected to the Aquaero.

I'm open to any guidance that you could provide, seeing as the documentation isn't quite clear. If more details are needed, please don't hesitate to ask. I'm currently working on a schematic to provide a clearer picture. Thanks ahead of time.
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almost positive its only for comms with the head unit.

there's an aquaero club, but i'm too lazy to go find it.

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The latest Aquasuite software has a "service" that runs in the background and communicates with most motherboards.
Using the Aquasuite Software, the Aquaero XT can obtain quite a bit of data such as CPU Temp, Fan Speeds for fans connected to the motherboard, etc.


Here is the link to the Aquaero Owners Club on this forum

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My question is can the aquabus
Expert advice thus far from what i can see.. /irony.
To get you started, the simple way to think of "Aquabus" is as an Aqua Computer-exclusive communication/signal protocol.
Multiple Aqua Computer devices can and do communicate (both ways) with one another through "Aquabus"; that's the gist of it.

Aquabus therefore does not read, think, process or 'do'; it just transmits.
It can be from the simplest of things, letting one Aqua Computer device "know" another's plugged into it (think of it as a handshake between the two units, Aquabus merely the 'road' the info travels on), all the way to telling one device what to do, with multiple instructions for a number of variables (where yet again, Aquabus does nothing but transmit said instructions and variables to and fro; they will always originate from some device, Aquabus isn't a device).

While it can appear as if it's a very special protocol, and as such -for example- say needing a 'special' cable to implement it, in partice it's nothing but a PWM application. Signal (read: info) travels through it the exact same way your fan's revolutions/data do; through pulse modulations. That's all it is. It being also why any PWM cable (say a fan extension) can work as an Aquabus cable just as well.
Hope that helps.

* Where it may get complicated for the uninitiated is mixing/confusing Aquabus with a PWM-controlled device. Assuming one understands the above however.. it's why you see some AC products separating Aquabus from PWM; different functions (while both use pulses, the intervals between the.. 'pings' are different so as not to have mixups between the two [say.. device priority, which gets 'read' first? The Aquabus or the PWM one?], as well as the power going through the cables), and something you need always keep in mind.

As to the specific devices you mentioned, there's no easy way for anyone to give you a TLDR version; way too many possibilities and options. You need to do some heavy reading for those. Find the Aquaero Owners Club thread within the Water Cooling subforum and give it a read. Will take you a lot of time, but.. you asked for it)

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First "Thank you" for your quick responses and all of your recommendations, suggestions, and guidance. I will definitely lookup this thread and start getting into a reading mood.
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HWiNFO64 is a great secondary service to run, that the Aquasuite can recognize.

Make sure to configure HWiNFO64 to run at startup and the Aquasuite will pick up the info from that service (once configured in Aquasuite).
I configured mine to start as Sensors only and out of sight. When I need to test some settings, I can double click on the icon and it opens in my sensor window.
It's very configurable and very nice to use in conjunction with my Aquaero 6 LT.

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Aquabus is only used to connect Aquacomputer devices with eachother.
But the Aquaero connects via internal USB to the motherboard. And if you install the Aquasuite software, you can read the data from your motherboard. And programs like HWinfo64 will also read the info from the Aquaero.
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