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Windows 7: Corasir Liquid cooling unit louder and hotter than two fan Noctua

27 Sep 2012   #1
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 
Corasir Liquid cooling unit louder and hotter than two fan Noctua

Following on from my case upgrade I installed a Corsair H100 liquid cooler.

With it set to performance, the fans are spinning at 2160 RPM. Sadly, they do not respond to the controls on the Lamptron Touch. At 0% (0v) they still spin at 2160rpm.

At 2160RPM the system is 5c hotter than it was on the Noctua NH-U9B-SE2 cooler.

It is also substantially louder.

On the slowest setting the fans spin at 2160.. Ok, so it looks like the lapmtron is telling fibs... The noise is less, but still somewhat louder than it was.

The temperature on the lowest setting is 7c hotter than on the noctua.

Instead of reducing noise and temps, I;ve actually gone backwards...

As per instructions on the Corsair video - I have set the fans to pull air into the case through the radiator.

These figures are at idle.

What am I doing wrong?

thanks
Tanya


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27 Sep 2012   #2
Andreas W

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

This sounds quite weird to me, I have read that the H100 gives really good temps and a lot of people on the forum is using one, I am using a H80 one myself, are you using the default black corsair fans that comes with the unit because I tried those and they are insanely loud so mine is using 2 noctua fans and thats what the other peoples here do also, the newer corsair fans are nice and performce the same as noctua fans but you get 2 fans for the price of 1.

What I would do thou is to turn the fans around so the fans pull the air out of the case and tried it like that instead to get rid of hot air building up in the case, and perhaps going over the screws again and see if it sits loose over the cpu area
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27 Sep 2012   #3
Wordsworth

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TanyaC View Post
Following on from my case upgrade I installed a Corsair H100 liquid cooler.

With it set to performance, the fans are spinning at 2160 RPM. Sadly, they do not respond to the controls on the Lamptron Touch. At 0% (0v) they still spin at 2160rpm.

At 2160RPM the system is 5c hotter than it was on the Noctua NH-U9B-SE2 cooler.

It is also substantially louder.

On the slowest setting the fans spin at 2160.. Ok, so it looks like the lapmtron is telling fibs... The noise is less, but still somewhat louder than it was.

The temperature on the lowest setting is 7c hotter than on the noctua.

Instead of reducing noise and temps, I;ve actually gone backwards...

As per instructions on the Corsair video - I have set the fans to pull air into the case through the radiator.

These figures are at idle.

What am I doing wrong?

thanks
Tanya
TanyaC I don't think your ears are fibbing, but the Lamptron may be doing so and I wonder if not with both the temps and RPMs. I don't know if you've read it or not but a review on the Lamptron speaks of some problems with the RPM readouts anyway (under the heading One Minor Quibble). If you go into it at boot, what does your BIOS say the temps are?
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27 Sep 2012   #4
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

The noctua fans are just made in a very superior manner.
The materials used are specifically made to decrease noise.

My solution, put the noctua fans on the corsair radiator.
They may be ugly to look at , but they really are probably the best made computer fans on the planet.
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27 Sep 2012   #5
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
The noctua fans are just made in a very superior manner.
The materials used are specifically made to decrease noise.

My solution, put the noctua fans on the corsair radiator.
They may be ugly to look at , but they really are probably the best made computer fans on the planet.

My experience is the same as yours, TanyaC. I have a system with a Noctua NH-D14 and had another with a Corsair H100. The fans on the H 100 were unbearable. I changed the fans in every configuration possible. I go rid of the noise by using Noctua fans, but the H100 never kept my CPU as cool as the D14 did. I know a lot of others swear by the H100, but my experience is different. And if you go with the Noctuas, forget the Lamptron. Connect them to the PSU. You won't need a fan controller.
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27 Sep 2012   #6
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Hi all. The Noctua fans are 90mm fans, and don't fit the cooler. But I can always go and buy some 120mm fans.. They are only $29 AUD each.

I turned them around, so that they are blowing the hot air out the case through the radiator, as suggested. Temps are down 3 degrees celcius @ CPU 32c / M/B 30c.

All fans are on half speed, the H100 fans are set to the lowest setting. The noise is much better, but still not as quiet as it was before, so I'll go and pick up a couple of fans tomorrow.

@Wordsworth: When I quote temps I always quote from what the BIOS says. I typically don't rely on readings from third party programs, even the ASRock utility. The Lamptron is great for all other fan/temp readings. It wasn't really a surprise that the H100 couldn't be controlled. it has a Digital link controller, which of course, is sold separately, and can be used to manage the H100.

The only thing I don't like about this cooler is that when the system starts up or resumes from sleep it makes a noise like a jet plane taking off for about 30 - 40 seconds.

Scared the hell out of me at 4am this morning when my system woke up to do it's overnight maintenance
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28 Sep 2012   #7
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Just so you know the asrock utility IS using the bios data to give you the temps.
Just fyi. The reason it loads slowly for such a small program is because it has to grab all the data from the bios to work.
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28 Sep 2012   #8
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I'm using an H80 with my new i7 3770 build. I too had problems with the noisy OEM fans and have installed Nexus "Real Silent Case Fans". I can now use the new PC in my recording studio (what I built it for).
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28 Sep 2012   #9
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Just so you know the asrock utility IS using the bios data to give you the temps.
Just fyi. The reason it loads slowly for such a small program is because it has to grab all the data from the bios to work.
No Drama. Interestingly, the temps reported by the ASXTU are allways 3-4c lower than what the bios reports. Speedfan and coretemp also report pretty much the same as ASXTU.

So I go by the highest reported temp and work on lowering that
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28 Sep 2012   #10
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

That's odd I have an asrock board and the temps have generally been dead on.
Then again your board is a generation above mine.
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