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Old 11-13-2018, 08:35 AM
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Hi,

Is anyone using corsair iCUE and Silent Wings 3 fans (I have the 140mm, 1600rpm) on a corsair radiator (I have the h115i pro)?

I am having some issues with controlling the rpm of the fans in iCUE. For starters, the fans will shut off with anything below about 90% in the fan curve (and will make strange noises when it does this). It also seems that the fans will only operate at 2 speeds, about 600rpm between 90-99%, and 1600rpm at 100%.

I was just wondering if anyone is seeing similar issues.

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Old 11-13-2018, 06:32 PM
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I have the exact same issue with the corsair link software.

(Corsair H100i Pro RGB with Be Quiet Silent Wings 3)
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:39 PM
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Yeah, this has come up in a few places before. The basic summary is SW3 PWM fans are not reacting well to commands when on Corsair controllers (pump or C-Pro). The SW3 DC versions do behave as expected with the typical progressive curve. This is the opposite of the SW2 fans where the PWM one seems to work OK (but with a steep sloping % vs speed) and the DC one gets stuck at 100% (on C-Pro - this is expected behavior on a PWM pump controller).

I don't have an easy answer for you. BQ fans have been a bit odd at times with their PWM behavior and there are other threads in the world connecting this back to a variety of controllers. I don't know exact what the problem is or where to lay blame. However, I think you are beating your head against the wall trying to use SW3 PWM models at this time. I have a lot of these and I do like them, but I am less enamored with them on a radiator. You likely can move them to the motherboard for control or consider a PWM alternative for radiator use.
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I think iCUE needs some kind of fan profiler. Even the LL series have a different speed than the maglevs in my push/pull setup.
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Thanks for the responses.

I've read into it a bit more, and yea, it seems to be that certain BeQuiet fans don't play nicely with the Corsair Pumps.

I think I am going to grab these instead:

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/140m...-combi-400-200
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The ML series is an easy and appropriate radiator fan. I will mention two things. First, the ML will not be as silent as the SW3 as very low RPMs (400-800). There is a small hum related to the magnetic levitation bearing that can be heard when you press against the fan. However, I have never noticed it when running only two fans. With a case full, it bears more consideration for silent PC set-ups.

That said, the ML is excellent at middle speeds and is typically quieter than most fans in those middle ranges where you spend most of your time. In my experience, it is also more effective at pushing air through the radiator than the SW3. There should be a slight performance advantage. There is also a PRO model in all black and red, white, and blue LED models. All offer the same physical performance.
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Ah ok, cheers.

So the PRO models are just different colours, I was wondering how they were different.

It also seem there are two different versions of the ML140, one that goes to 2000rpm and one to 1200? Is the former just a newer model?
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Ah ok, cheers.

So the PRO models are just different colours, I was wondering how they were different.

It also seem there are two different versions of the ML140, one that goes to 2000rpm and one to 1200? Is the former just a newer model?
Ah wait, hang on, just the PRO RGB Version.
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Yeah, the RGB version and the grey stock fans that come with the Pro series cooler I typically refer to as ML-Quiet. They have lower max speeds (120mm=1600, 140mm=1200). Aside from that and lights, same blade and same performance from 400-1200 rpm. The twin pack you linked is stripped of beauty, but otherwise the same. The price break is from the missing corner pads and the frame always felt lighter to me. Now that the black Pro version has been out so long, you might find 2 singles for nearly the same price.
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I have the h115i extreme with be quiet silentwings 3 140mm high-speed and they work like a charm and I actually get better temps (slightly) than the stock corsair fans which are so much louder.
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