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Hey all! I'm new to the whole Hydro X Series and I did have a few questions coming into it.

1. Will I be able to use the xd5 pump normally without using a commander pro? I've been taking a look into it and I just want to make sure of the idea. Will I be able to change fans speeds/pump speeds using my MoBo? (asus rog hero viii wifi). In addition, I picked up a commander core xt from Best Buy and if I do go the non mobo route, will this work?

2. if I use my mobo for everything instead of using a commander pro, where would I plug in the Temperature Sensor Plug on the mobo? And, since it won't be connected to a Commander Pro, what does it do? Since the temp sensor plug shows me the temperature of the water through icue, where would i be able to see the temps? Or will I even be able to see it at all? Mainly, I'm just wondering how the Temp Sensor Plug works without the Commander Pro, where I can see the temp and etc. If I download iCue, will it pop up on there even without the Commander Pro? 

Thank you to whoever sees this and helps out! It seriously would help alot since i'm transitioning into it. I've been using EK alot but seeing Corsair and their custom loop series.. i've been thinking of transitioning. Again, thank you and I can't wait to hear back!

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1) Yes, you can use either your motherboard or the Commander Core XT. Either will work. It's standard PWM to control the pump speeds.

2) The temp sensor would need to have a temp sensor header on your motherboard. It's a standard temp sensor so if your motherboard has one, it'll work. And no, it won't pop up in iCUE without the Commander Pro or Commander Core XT. Note that the Commander Core XT also has 2 temp sensor ports. You can use 1 for the coolant and one for the case interior temp.

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You have a thermal sensor connexion just next to the motherboard speaker (T_SENSOR), and above it, there are two other watercooling thermal sensor sockets (W_IN and W_OUT).

Check your mobo's manual 😉

https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM4/ROG_CROSSHAIR_VIII_HERO_WI-FI/E15378_ROG_CROSSHAIR_VIII_HERO_WI-FI_UM_WEB.pdf

You will need to install Asus AI suite to control the fans and pump.

On the fan Xpert module, you can assign fans and pump to be controlled by your water temp sensor, with fan curves you'll make, just as you would in iCUE with a commander pro.

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17 hours ago, DevBiker said:

1) Yes, you can use either your motherboard or the Commander Core XT. Either will work. It's standard PWM to control the pump speeds.

2) The temp sensor would need to have a temp sensor header on your motherboard. It's a standard temp sensor so if your motherboard has one, it'll work. And no, it won't pop up in iCUE without the Commander Pro or Commander Core XT. Note that the Commander Core XT also has 2 temp sensor ports. You can use 1 for the coolant and one for the case interior temp.

Awesome thank you so much! So would it be safe to assume that the temps would show on my bios? If anywhere else? Thank you so much again! I’d love to hear anymore information that you can give me! 🙂

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11 hours ago, LeDoyen said:

You have a thermal sensor connexion just next to the motherboard speaker (T_SENSOR), and above it, there are two other watercooling thermal sensor sockets (W_IN and W_OUT).

Check your mobo's manual 😉

https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM4/ROG_CROSSHAIR_VIII_HERO_WI-FI/E15378_ROG_CROSSHAIR_VIII_HERO_WI-FI_UM_WEB.pdf

You will need to install Asus AI suite to control the fans and pump.

On the fan Xpert module, you can assign fans and pump to be controlled by your water temp sensor, with fan curves you'll make, just as you would in iCUE with a commander pro.

I see.. thank you! I knew that I could plug it into the T_Sensor but I wasn’t sure myself. Thought I’d come to you guys about it, and it looks like I was right to come ask you amazing people! So, would it be safe to assume that I’ll be able to see the temps that are coming from the xd5 pump in ASUS AI Suite and/or on the Xpert module? If not any of these, then would it be in my BIOS? Again thank you for answering my questions! It seriously makes my day!

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yes you can see it in AI suite. since it's a motherboard sensor you can also see it on HWinfo, Aida, HWmonitor, or any monitoring software of your choice

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6 hours ago, LeDoyen said:

yes you can see it in AI suite. since it's a motherboard sensor you can also see it on HWinfo, Aida, HWmonitor, or any monitoring software of your choice

You are amazing, thank you so much! I'm actually working on the build right now and this is some amazing information. Thank you! I hope you have an amazing day!

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