Soraky Posted March 6, 2018 Share Posted March 6, 2018 Hello, I've built a new PC half a year ago and since I've been having recurring issues with the H100i v2 noise levels\cooling capabilities. Here is the current state of my machine while idle: Idle temps And while gaming: 10-15 minutes of gaming 25-35 minutes of gaming And beyond that Goes back and forth between this and the previous picture (Example made playing Diablo 3, it varies from game to game) I've read a lot about this through the months and my cores settle in between 70-80C under really heavy gaming which seems alright, yet the cooler gets really hot. While gaming (Some games faster, some slower, some none at all) the temps climb to 45C and then up to 50C. I have no idea why but games like Diablo 3 and Destiny 2 make the temps rocket a lot faster while playing The Witcher 3 and Divinity Original Sin 2 the temps didn't get over 45C (Which, I think, is still quite high isn't it?). If needed I can give more examples of which games make the temps go crazier than others. I set my fans curve to be like this: Fan curve Anything beyond 65% sounds horribly loud - I mean really loud. Honestly even 60% sounds louder than I think it should but I just turn on the volume. But no matter what I configure, when the cooler temps gets to 50C it starts sounding like jet. I guess this is some kind of a fail safe and I do understand the need but what I get is the sound of a jet for a few moments, then back to normal and on and on. As seen in the attachments the temperature will just jump between 49.xC to 50C and with it the noise levels will go really loud and back again. The pump itself is set to performance mode and hardly make a sound. I even thought it does not work at all so I had to quiet down the other fans to the minimum and alternate between the pump's quiet and performance mode to hear it start lightly clicking (Through my PC case, not straight up near my ear): Pump performance And here it is on quiet: Pump quiet So because it does make no noise difference I just leave it on performance. Is there any way of telling it works properly besides the RPM in Link? The ambient temperature where I live tends to get high but my room is air conditioned and while the PC is on the room temperature never goes beyond 23-24C. My set up is fans above radiator, pulling air from outside. Also read tons about it, never found a definitive answer of whats better but most people using the same case I use (The NZXT H440) did it like that. To sum up: Seems my cooler gets way too hot and really noisy while it shouldn't. Please tell me if there is any other data I can show to help diagnose it. (All of the images) Edit, adding my PC specs: Windows 10 64-bit MAXIMUS IX HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard i7-7700K 4.20GHz GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC2 Video Card (EVGA) Kingston - Predator 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply H440 (Matte Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case No overclock. Edit 2: I'm thinking of replacing the fans to http://www.corsair.com/en-gb/ml120-pro-led-red-120mm-premium-magnetic-levitation-fan (Not for better cooling but hoping they'll be more quiet). Also, would love suggestions about intake\outtake: Should the fans be placed under the radiator as outtake instead of above it as intake? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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