So I recently installed pic related.
It's giving me some trouble. My cpu is nice and cool, but the fan for the reservoir is what's giving me problems. I got it so my system would run quieter, but now it's even louder!
The only thing I can figure out is the fan is going at full speed. My motherboard is an MSI Z87-G45. I used msi command center to try and change the fan speed, but regardless of what I set it to it doesn't change speeds. It's going at around 1648 rpm. My mobo has two cpu fan sockets, I plugged the pump into cpu fan 1 and the fan into cpu fan 2.
The fan they included was a 3 pin, but my mobo has 4 pins, could this have something to do with me not being able to change speeds? Or could the fan they included be faulty?
I was thinking about swapping the fan for the one I used for my previous coolermaster heatsink, as it was plugged into the same place but never made this much noise.
Please, someone tell me what I'm doing wrong. This noise is driving me crazy. I have searched but didn't find any answers, I've even tried asking on forums but never got an answer.
I just went and checked, my fan that was for my coolermaster evo has 4 pins.
Thanks, I always hate bothering people here with my dumb questions, but it's always so much faster and precise than forums.
Why would they include a 3 pin fan for a cpu, anyway?
there's adapters coming with your hydrocooling sys, basicly 2 resistence that you plug between you're fan and the pwm plug on your mobo. it will reduce the fan speed but won't make theme quiet. corsair fan are high RPM fan so not quiet at all. i just bought 2 noctua fan to swap my hold one's on my H50. best thing i've don't so far.
I believe it. The instructions they included were incredibly bare bones.
I didn't see any adapters in the box. Just screws and plates.
Bit of a different problem now. I want to use my evo fan, but it has those big brackets you use to attach it to the big heatsink. Is there a way to remove them without destroying them? I'd like to be able to re-use them if I needed to.
I should probably be a little more specific.
These things. The clamps that fit the fan to heatsink Is there a way to remove these plastic things without damaging them so I can re-use them if I needed to someday?
There are little rubber "feet" on the underside of the fan right? They're covering the screws that hold those plastic clamps to the fan. Just remove them or move them out of the way and unscrew the fan from the clamps.
Honestly I don't know why you bothered wit hthe H55. It is not all that much better than a hyper 212 EVO with properly applied thermal paste. You went from a little bit of fan noise and at worst, potential for a failed fan, to a mediocre (at best) AiO cooler. Pump noise, potential for pump failure etc.
What exactly are you running and at what speed? You realize that you can tell the CPU fan on the EVO what speed it should max out at in the motherboard BIOS right? You can usually set your desired maximum temperature for the CPU/ or max RPM for the fan to reach.
>I got it so my system would run quieter, but now it's even louder!
Congratulations you fucking retard, you just admitted you can't do literally 30 seconds of research before you buy something. Watercooling only gets quieter when you can run something like a 240 or 360 rad per major component and have the fans on like 10% and the pump low as well. Besides that, air coolers are already quiet as fuck, it's GPU fans that are loud.
It was a gift. My evo worked fine, but I figured I might as well install it since it's slightly better.
I just went and looked at it closer, it doesn't seem to have any threading at the corners, the brackets are just glued on by those tiny metal pins. The holes at the corners where you'd normally screw it to something are completely smooth. I think I'll have to buy a 4 pin fan.
It was a gift.
>It was a gift.
Buy one of those and stick it on. Good quality, PWM, nearly silent even at full speed and pushes a good amount of air while being cheap.
>I just went and looked at it closer, it doesn't seem to have any threading at the corners, the brackets are just glued on by those tiny metal pins. The holes at the corners where you'd normally screw it to something are completely smooth. I think I'll have to buy a 4 pin fan.
What the fuck are you on about, what doesn't have threading?
I've installed case fans before. On the coolerrmaster fan I'm talking about, the one that attaches to the heatsink, the holes where you'd normally screw a fan to the case are completely smooth.
take a pic because I highly doubt cooler master would make a specific non replaceable fan for their budget cooler. I have bought, installed, and used the Hyper 212 EVO on my own PC and countless customers in the past and all of them were nothing like you're saying.
The brackets should simply be screwed to the fan.
>I got it so my system would run quieter
And now you've learned your lesson.
These coolers are completely and utterly useless because:
>they don't cool better than air coolers, in fact they perform worse than some air coolers at the same price range
>the cheapest ones are equal the price of premium air coolers such as the ones from bequiet and noctua
>you can do whatever the fuck you want with your fan, it will always - ALWAYS - be noisy no matter what because it's not the fan that's the problem, it's the pump
Enjoy your PC sounding like a fish tank.
And by the way, you can use that fan on the 4 pins of the mobo just fine. It will line up correctly and leave out the 4th pin.
You can control fan speeds on bios manually or just set it to silent or whatever your bios calls it and you're good to go.
Is corsair link working with windows 10?
Do the cooling profiles run without the program on startip?
Annoys me the LED is red on start despite me setting it temperature, once I go to the program and click the led, it refreshes and shows the appropriate color. Annoying.
>These coolers are completely and utterly useless
Not quite. They're good for mITX bullshit builds, where it's hard to fit in a proper heatsink.
>they perform worse than some air coolers at the same price range
Tell me, how much did you spend on the stock cooler? And how much on the H-55?
>Tell me, how much did you spend on the stock cooler? And how much on the H-55?
Got it for a steal at Frys, had no intentions but to help a friend get a new TV or something. I think it was 40$ IDK.
400$ later i have a GTX970 and a H-55