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Forum: iCUE Software 10-20-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By c-attack
It's not Afterburner/RTSS. We are all using...

It's not Afterburner/RTSS. We are all using those. GameFirst shouldn't be touching any except network traffic. At the risk of angering Jack, that kind of leaves the RGB Sync. Presumably you are...
Forum: Cases 10-20-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By c-attack
The Air 740 was the successor to the 540 and...

The Air 740 was the successor to the 540 and ticked most of your boxes, save the USB-C. I loved my 540s and was sure about it at first, but now it would be pretty difficult to go back. Unfortunately,...
Forum: Cooling 10-20-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 43
Posted By c-attack
No, air bubbles happen regardless of cooler and...

No, air bubbles happen regardless of cooler and it is not related to age. Usually its on first install or after a cleaning when you've been moving things around. If it really is in Quiet mode only,...
Forum: Cooling 10-20-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By c-attack
Leaks are not common on AIO coolers because they...

Leaks are not common on AIO coolers because they are sealed units, never meant to be opened. You can twist and turn them quite a bit in comparison to how custom tubing and parts connect.

A H60...
Forum: Cooling 10-20-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 201
Posted By c-attack
OK. I think it is a natural part of the process...

OK. I think it is a natural part of the process to go back to air at some point and test whether you really want the water cooling or not. However, I am concerned you are going to be looking at...
Forum: Cooling 10-19-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 43
Posted By c-attack
Well, that's a little different. It is likely...

Well, that's a little different. It is likely air bubbles, but they usually are not so... purrfectly smooth like that. More often like crackles, pops, or static.

Assuming the hose...
Forum: Cooling 10-19-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 28
Posted By c-attack
H100i Pro Tab in iCUE. "+" to add lighting...

H100i Pro Tab in iCUE. "+" to add lighting effect. Set the pump to Static 0,0,0 (black).
Forum: Cooling 10-19-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 201
Posted By c-attack
I have a dual 280mm custom loop in place right...

I have a dual 280mm custom loop in place right now, so I cut the fans on one rad and fixed the others at 650 to try and approximate a single 280mm loop. Coolant rise for 20 minutes was +2.9C peak. ...
Forum: Cooling 10-19-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 201
Posted By c-attack
The all 4 checked is the blend test. That is...

The all 4 checked is the blend test. That is what I use the majority of the time for general stability testing. That should not raise the coolant like that.

It's hard for me to assess the BIOS...
Forum: iCUE Software 10-19-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,495
Posted By c-attack
Well, it's not useless. It is very quiet for...

Well, it's not useless. It is very quiet for quiet desktop work like standard productivity, web browsing, etc. that does not require a lot of heat dissipation. We do know from real world use it is...
Forum: Cooling 10-19-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 201
Posted By c-attack
It doesn't seem like a blockage. The gaming...

It doesn't seem like a blockage. The gaming coolant level is right on. It's cooling off. A blocked cooler would not - one way traffic to hot. So the only operating theory I have is either an...
Forum: Cooling 10-19-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 62
Posted By c-attack
Does that mean the 3 pin is always out of control...

Does that mean the 3 pin is always out of control when you swap fans?
Forum: Cooling 10-19-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 201
Posted By c-attack
That really shouldn't happen. Run AIDA for 5...

That really shouldn't happen. Run AIDA for 5 minutes or enough to heat the coolant 6-10C. Then kill the test and note how long it takes for the coolant to come back to the original point. It...
Forum: iCUE Software 10-19-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 69
Posted By c-attack
None of the above. Your CPU should be a separate...

None of the above. Your CPU should be a separate add in the dashboard and will be listed by model number (AMD 3900X.. etc). That will be its own box in iCUE with individual core temps, assuming...
Forum: Cooling 10-19-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 89
Posted By c-attack
It is most likely you are not applying the fan...

It is most likely you are not applying the fan curve to the fan. Click on the preset or custom curve on the left. It will turn yellow. Then click all the fan(s) on the right you want to run that...
Forum: iCUE Software 10-18-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By c-attack
Well no, it’s like increasing your speed when...

Well no, it’s like increasing your speed when there is no hill. +1C coolant temp leads to +1C CPU temp, so the penalty for waiting only exists is you suppress fan speed increases with change in...
Forum: Cooling 10-18-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 48
Posted By c-attack
Afraid so. BeQuiet SW3 PWM fans do not get on...

Afraid so. BeQuiet SW3 PWM fans do not get on with Corsair PWM controllers, cooler or Commander Pro. SW3’s are a bit finicky with their PWM response, but I don’t know where the blame lies. There are...
Forum: Cooling 10-18-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By c-attack
Because coolant temperature is so strongly...

Because coolant temperature is so strongly influenced by room/case temperature, most people are better off creating their own fan curves on the cooler. The presets are based off a 20-23C room temp....
Forum: Cooling 10-17-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 111
Posted By c-attack
What missing from the graphs above is the control...

What missing from the graphs above is the control variable. I am sure it defaults to CPU temp, but that is not a great choice since it has nothing to do with case ambient or exhaust temperature. ...
Forum: Cooling 10-17-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 111
Posted By c-attack
The other fans appear to be motherboard powered...

The other fans appear to be motherboard powered and thus BIOS controlled. You will you to set it there. On an Asus Z270, you should have decent options. AI suite (Fan Xpert) is the desktop software...
Forum: Cooling 10-17-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 111
Posted By c-attack
Are you sure the fans are set to Quiet? 1860 rpm...

Are you sure the fans are set to Quiet? 1860 rpm is about the 100% max on those fans with radiator resistance. If the fans are always there or essentially stuck, pop the two fan connectors of the...
Forum: iCUE Software 10-17-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By c-attack
It looks like it is up now. The website direct...

It looks like it is up now. The website direct version usually comes within 24 hours of the in-app update version. I prefer to keep the download installer in case there are issues now or in the...
Forum: iCUE Software 10-17-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By c-attack
That is why coolant temperature (H100i Temp) is...

That is why coolant temperature (H100i Temp) is the default setting and you should leave it there. The fans on the radiator do not cool the cpu. Heat from the cpu is conducted away through the metal...
Forum: iCUE Software 10-17-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By c-attack
Occasionally if the program crashes or freezes,...

Occasionally if the program crashes or freezes, but it could also be a corrupted install. Since there is a new version out (3.21.88), now would be a good time to upgrade and see if the behavior...
Forum: Cooling 10-17-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 351
Posted By c-attack
No, that level of heat won’t do it. I am at...

No, that level of heat won’t do it. I am at 28-30C in the room for 5 months and while my case is breezy, there are plenty of people with hot boxes that sit at 50C all the time. Heat certainly can...
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