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Should you run your AIO pump at 100%? It seems like the PC community is once again divided. On one hand we have those that say AIO pumps are meant to run at 100% at all times, and on the other hand we have those that say it could potentially harm your pump.

 

Which is right? My pump does not make a noticable differance running at 100% vs lower. 

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Why fix it at 100%? You need to get the fluid running because unlike air coolers, liwuid coolers have hardly any passive cooling effect. However low pump speed, say 30%, is already enough for idle.

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Why do you want it to run at 100% all the time? 

Unnecessary noise and power draw. Not to mention shortening the lifespan of the AIO by running the pump faster than necessary. 

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1 minute ago, Shiv78 said:

Why do you want it to run at 100% all the time? 

Unnecessary noise and power draw. Not to mention shortening the lifespan of the AIO by running the pump faster than necessary. 

Mhm... Okay... Like always people in the PC community seem to be saying different things. 

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Just now, spree said:

Mhm... Okay... Like always people in the PC community seem to be saying different things. 

Who told you to run it at 100% ALL the time? That's like keeping your car pinned at 5,000 revs at every red light. It doesn't make sense.

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2 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

Why fix it at 100%? You need to get the fluid running because unlike air coolers, liwuid coolers have hardly any passive cooling effect. However low pump speed, say 30%, is already enough for idle.

Okay so the silent mode in cam software is at 60%. Perhaps I should let it be on silent then?

Do you know how to completely disable smart fan 5 settings in bios=?

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Just now, Shiv78 said:

Who told you to run it at 100% ALL the time? That's like keeping your car pinned at 5,000 revs at every red light. It doesn't make sense.

I made a post on tomshardware. Two people answered and said it should be kept at 100% at all times, and your fans could be set at a lower option.

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2 minutes ago, Shiv78 said:

Who told you to run it at 100% ALL the time? That's like keeping your car pinned at 5,000 revs at every red light. It doesn't make sense.

Should I let the pump be able to go up and down, or should I have it set at a static rate at like 50%?

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My aios were always at 50%. My custom loops are either 50 or 40. No reason to have a pump at 100 unless its compensating for a bad build.

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2 hours ago, spree said:

tomshardware.

There's your problem.

 

On topic: back when I had an AIO, I always ran it at 50%. I never had any temperature issues of any kind.

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32 minutes ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

There's your problem.

 

On topic: back when I had an AIO, I always ran it at 50%. I never had any temperature issues of any kind.

From my experience people over here usually have more knowledge. However, there's seems to be lots of topics regarding this and most of them do say that you should run your pump at 100%.

 

I'm confused and I think either way it wont make much of a differance. I will probably keep it at 100% for now unless someone gives me a good reason not to. 

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53 minutes ago, Mick Naughty said:

My aios were always at 50%. My custom loops are either 50 or 40. No reason to have a pump at 100 unless its compensating for a bad build.

Only reason I have it at 100% is because that's what majority of people (from my research) have said. 

Probably won't make a big differance either way. The 5 year-warranty is there even if you run it at 100%.

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Less heat, power and noise. Is that good enough?

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10 minutes ago, Mick Naughty said:

Less heat, power and noise. Is that good enough?

Power - Don't care

Heat - how could it possible give more heat when running at higher %?

Noise - No differance to my ears.

 

I guess it doesn't really matter and I'm overthinking this.

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my aio has been running at 2000rpm for ever now and no issues, running it at fullspeed seems pointless to me

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Just now, spree said:

Power, dont care.

Heat - how could it possible give more heat when running at higher %?

Noise - No differance to my ears.

Well if something uses more power it produces more heat. 

But if you don’t care about anything, nothing matters. 

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Just now, wildthing said:

my aio has been running at 2000rpm for ever now and no issues, running it at fullspeed seems pointless to me

2000rpm is the max that my pump will go.

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1 minute ago, Mick Naughty said:

Well if something uses more power it produces more heat. 

But if you don’t care about anything, nothing matters. 

Okay. So is it better for my to make a curve on which it goes up and down, or use a static mode to always keep it at say 60%?

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4 minutes ago, wildthing said:

my aio has been running at 2000rpm for ever now and no issues, running it at fullspeed seems pointless to me

Would you recommend to use a fan curve or static mode? Is it "easier" on the pump running at 60% at all times or something like 30% at idle and higher under load?

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1 minute ago, spree said:

Okay. So is it better for my to make a curve on which it goes up and down, or use a static mode to always keep it at say 60%?

What does better mean to you? You get zero benefits running it at 100. 

 

You don’t care about anything else so it really makes no difference. 

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1 minute ago, Mick Naughty said:

What does better mean to you? You get zero benefits running it at 100. 

 

You don’t care about anything else so it really makes no difference. 

My reply wasn't about running it at 100%. I was asking if I should use static or a curve for my pump. I've seen some people say it's more "stressful" for the pump to be going up and down in terms of RPM.

 

And what the heck is your problem? Turn off notifications on this post if you're going to be a douche.

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5 minutes ago, spree said:

My reply wasn't about running it at 100%. I was asking if I should use static or a curve for my pump. I've seen some people say it's more "stressful" for the pump to be going up and down in terms of RPM.

 

And what the heck is your problem? Turn off notifications on this post if you're going to be a douche.

I’ve already said what I would do. As I’m currently doing it.

 

I can’t say what’s better as you’ve said none of the issues running at 100 bother you. 

 

If theres no benefit of 100%, making a curve would be the same. 

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28 minutes ago, Mick Naughty said:

I’ve already said what I would do. As I’m currently doing it.

 

I can’t say what’s better as you’ve said none of the issues running at 100 bother you. 

 

If theres no benefit of 100%, making a curve would be the same. 

I'II take your advice. I will set the pump at 60% (lowest cam software allows me) and be done with it.

Thanks for your replies. 

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1 minute ago, spree said:

I'II take your advice. I will set the pump at 60% (lowest cam software allows me) and be done with it.

Thanks for your replies. 

Does your mobo have a aio header or just using a fan header?

Does the mobo have its own software? Cam isn’t the greatest when it comes to control. 

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Just now, Mick Naughty said:

Does your mobo have a aio header or just using a fan header?

Does the mobo have its own software? Cam isn’t the greatest when it comes to control. 

My mobo have a pump header, which I connected it to. However, it was a 4pin header and the nzxt comes with a 3 pin.

My mobo does have a fan control and pump control. 

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