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That's because you're feeling air without restriction vs with restriction.I run two of the Aerocool Shark 120mm fans on a 240mm radiator for my other PC and they are set to pull air through the radiator. Seems to me like they move more air at their lowest speed than the stock fans that came with the CPU cooler push the air through at a similar speed.
It's because these CPUs stock can pull 250W easily, and due to node shrinkages all of this heat is put on very small portions of the IHS. Due to the nature of Intel CPUs this hotspot is in one small place vs AMD CPUs with multiple CCDs utilizing more of the IHS. More heat in smaller surface area leads to temp spikes which is what I was referring to earlier in the thread. That's why I kept saying that you would see the same regardless of AIO or custom loop, and the only difference between the two after initial heat spike is how quickly the system heat soaks over a certain delta.I don't quite understand the CPU temperature spikes. It's a completely new concept to me.
I suppose it has to do with how much current the CPU can pull under heavy loads.
Yes should have been that way from the start. Make sure the pump speed is set to 100%.Not sure if this matters, but while checking out the bios to see all its features I saw where the pump was connected to the CPU1 fan connector which does not have pump beside it and the radiator fans were connected to CPU1 fan connector which does have pump beside it. So I swapped those two around.