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Old 01-03-2019, 10:01 PM
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I'm running everything connected to the commander pro to control the fans speeds. As for the radiator I have four fans total pulling air into the case. They are SP noctua fans so they seem to work pretty well to keep the dust out. the case fans in the front are SP fans as well as they are pulling through the filter on the front. I have more fans laying around I could add if I really needed to. I believe I have 2 more 140 SP fans and the original case fans that come with the air 540. Seems redundant to have more than 7 fans total, but I may be wrong as I want static pressure to keep the dust out.

on the curve side I did read the water cooler guide (very helpful) and I am setting a custom curve with the coolant temp as the sensor or all the fans in the case at the moment. my ambient temp while web surfing and idle is at 27.5 C. and in the guide it says that at max load it should hit around +6 C or so. If that is correct I should be at max fan speed at 33.5 C if I am understanding correctly. then I just need to set the ramp up for load (sometimes I video encode) to keep The CPU under 80C under heavy load if I can. I was concerned when it hit 95C before I started tweaking the settings.

I only use prime95 to stress test for temperature purposes, not doing any kind of crazy OC as I'm still running a 7600k running TUPII in bios. I believe it set it to around a 26% OC so nothing crazy.

edit:So I ran the intel utility this time and I set the AIO fan curve to a reasonable curve and I don't know what it was but that seems to have made a huge difference. The water temp never went over 31C and the CPU stayed under 73C. I can't set the curve on the pump speed itself but when you hover over the icon to the right of the variable temperature to monitor (Coolant temp) it says that setting the fan curve will affect the pump setting globally. So, I'm guessing I inadvertantly had it set to quiet mode and just didn't change it.

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