Where should I put my radiator PC?

Where should I put my radiator PC?

Just mount it where it fits best. If multiple options are present, and if “best” cooling is desired, consider front-mounted for the best CPU cooling or top/rear for the best overall balanced cooling.

Should PC radiator fans push or pull?

fans should be blowing into the radiator, not sucking from radiator. So always push.

Should Radiator be intake or exhaust?

Radiator fans should exhaust the air out! Front fans and side fans are Intakes; rear fan exhaust; top fans and radiator fans exhaust (out). If you can add a bottom fan that should be an Intake fan.

Is the radiator supposed to be hot PC?

It's fine. The radiator diffuses heat, so it's only natural for it to get hot. Don't worry about it.

Why is my liquid cooling so hot?

This can occur either due to: Malfunctioning or non-working water pump: The symptoms usually include rapid spike in temperature when stressing your CPU to the maximum (for example with Prime95 software). Make sure the pump is plugged in to the power connector and that the liquid is indeed flowing in your system.

How do I know if my liquid cooling pump is working?

The only way to accurately determine if your Liquid Cooling Pump is functioning, is by checking the Pump RPM. This will only be possible if the pump cable is connected directly to a fan header on the motherboard.

Is Liquid Cooling CPU worth it?

Liquid cooling is the best way to cool a CPU because water transfers heat much more efficiently than air. Liquid cooling also makes your PC run quieter because you won't have fans constantly running at a high RPM. However, liquid cooling a PC can also be dangerous if water leaks onto hardware.

How do I test my CPU pump?

Easiest way to tell is by touching the pump to see if its vibrating. If you are reading RPMs in your bios it should be running. 37C is very cool for a working cpu and shouldn't be the reason it is rebooting. It sounds like something else is the issue.

What temperature should my CPU be?

No matter the case, a CPU temperature should play around 75-80 degrees celsius when gaming. When the computer is doing small processes or in an idle state, it should be around 45 degrees celsius to a little over 60 degrees celsius at most.

Should I run my AIO pump at 100?

Pumps should run at full tilt, for maximum liquid flow. That is why most AIO coolers (minus digitally controlled models such as corsairs I series) have their pumps attach to a 3 pin fan header, to run at 100%.

Should I run my AIO pump at full speed?

AIO fan speed should have absolutely nothing to do with CPU temp. It's not cooling the cpu it's cooling the water in the loop. You'll just get fans that are changing speed all over the place for absolutely no reason. ... The difference 50% and 100% pump speed is probably 2-3c on the cpu.

How long do AIO coolers last?

5 to 7 years

What RPM should AIO pump run at?

Many AIO's can be run at 100% and still be inaudible. Your radiator fan speeds should be tied to the fluid temp, or if that is not possible then tied to the processor temp. Thanks man, i will probably set it to 70% ~2050 RPM with fans on a cpu temp curve.

Can I plug AIO pump into CPU fan?

If you want to control everything from BIOS (Using Q-FAN for example on AIS3) you can connect to AIO Pump, then your CPU fans through the CPU_FAN header directly. Please note that AIO pump header is high amp and will run your pumps at max speed all the time.

Does an AIO need a pump?

The Risk of AIOs (and Water Cooling overall) With water cooling, you are reliant on every part in the system working as it should, in order to have a functional cooling system. The blocks need to not clog, the radiators need to not leak, the fittings need to remain watertight, and the pump needs to remain powered.

Does pump speed matter?

Yep. Though it can also flow so slowly that it stagnates in the blocks and saturates with heat before it makes it through all of them.

How do I increase the speed of my water pump?

There are, however, ways to increase the power factor, which are:

  1. Purchase motors with an inherently high power factor.
  2. Do not select over-sized motors (the power factor decreases with reduced motor load)
  3. Install power factor correction capacitors (Motor running capacitors*) in parallel with motor windings.

How do you increase pump speed?


  1. Place the pump as close to the water source as possible; minimal lift means better priming time.
  2. Fill the pump case completely with water (never operate a centrifugal pump without water in the pump casing).
  3. Start the pump engine.
  4. Partially restrict the discharge hose to improve priming time.

How do I lower the speed of my AIO pump?

To fix this all you need is a free motherboard fan connector and HWMonitor (Free Software). Since I had a Fan Hub I wasn't running low on fan connectors, but make sure to plug the Aio INTO THE MOTHERBOARD. This is so you can control your Aio pump speed through your bio's settings and check if the pump is running.

Can I plug fan into pump header?

Its recommended that the pump be connected to an alternative fan header on the motherboard such as System Fan 1, Chassis_Fan 1, or for newer motherboards a dedicated pump header. Please Note: Lowering the pump RPM can decrease the performance of the cooler along with increasing CPU temperatures.

Can I connect case fan to pump header?

If you plug in a case fan, it would just run at full speed (at first). If the header has PWM function, and you plugged in a PWM fan, then you can control its speed via current on constrant +12V DC.

How many fans can you plug into a motherboard?

Case fans can be connected to the two chassis fan headers and the PSU fan too if you want to. Each header can split and power at least two or three modern fans. There is also a splitter cable that handles 5 fans and uses Molex power from the PSU.

Can you split RGB header?

Most motherboards come with two RGB headers, each supplying 12V of power. ... A cheaper option, should you have more modest needs, is to split the RGB headers in two. Cables like this four-pin splitter from Amazon, which costs a mere $5/£4 for two, work perfectly.