Question ASUS B560m Cougar AIO Radiator Fan Question

Hankdp26

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Hello guys,

Got a weird one for you.

So, in a nutshell, my PC has the following fan setup:

  1. 3X Chassis Fans attached to the front side of the case
  2. 1x Chassis Fan attached to the back (basically the exhaust fan)
  3. AIO Radiator Fans on top.
So, a couple of days ago the Chassis Fans (3x) started to up their RPM's like if the PC was running at 100% (note the PC was just booted and nothing was running but the start up basics).

Some time ago this happened and I remember downloading Armoury Create and at that time just by clicking silent profile the Chassis fans went quiet.

However, as the above happened some time ago, I forgot about Armoury and just started to Google for how to control non-software able fans, so I saw the BIOS tinkering threads and stumbled upon a thread citing the AI Suite 3 program, so I downloaded it, clicked on the option to optimize fans, then silent profile and bang done, HOWEVER, after optimizing the fans process was done, I now noticed that the Radiator Fans started to be noisy, I looked at the AI monitor and noticed that the "CPU Fans" (which I take are actually the radiator fans as I have an AIO Cooler in place) options where all greyed out so profile and settings tinkering was not possible or aplicable to CPU Fans. Upon doing more research I stumbled upon a thread saying that everything AIO Pump should always be left untouched and that both the BIOS and controlling Software defaults have the AIO working at 100% capacity.

The increased noise from the Radiator Fans is not that disrupting as the Chassis Fans BUT before installing the AI Suite 3 there was no noise coming from those fans and the RPM's (which I always monitor with NZXT) are exactly the same before and after AI Suite 3, namely, 2631rpms. I tried to set a silent profile in BIOS for the CPU Fan and somehow never worked (now I know its because AI Suite 3 was somehow overriding BIOS).

Suddenly I remembered about Armoury and updated the app then when opened I was able to also control the Chasis Fans with the pre-set profiles, but the Radiator fans still were being loud.

So I uninstalled AI Suite 3 and suddenly the Radiator Fans where back to silent, but as mentioned before with the same exact RPM's.

Question here is, anyone know why AI Suite 3 kicked the fans into harcore mode? Is it better for the Radiator Fans to be noisy than quiet (temp and performance-wise)?

Any insights will be greatly appreciated.
 
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Hankdp26

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Cougar have a number of AIO's in their portfolio, which one do you have? Make and model of the chassis? Did the fans come bundled with your chassis? Are you working with any hubs or splitters? As for your AIO and fans, how are they tethered to the fan headers on your motherboard? Asus have a number of B560 chipsetted matx boards, which one do you have?
So so sorry, forgot the basics! I am basically hardware agnostic, this is a pre-built PC from a local retailer (specialized in PC's not like Walmart or anything of the sorts)

Motherboard:
TUF GAMING B560-PLUS WIFI

AIO:
AIO Cougar Gaming Helor 240 - 240mm

So I am attaching a couple of picks of how the AIO is set up: Pic 1 Pic 2

Chassis: Cougar DarkBlader-S RGB
 
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