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    I have the AIO pump 3 pin (single cable) connector connected to the AIO pump header of my M/B. The fans of the AIO are connected to the AIO's "hub" along with the respective LEDs. Works like a charm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekAz View Post
    Absolutely sure. The instructions in every Corsair AIO I have owned are very clear to use the CPU_FAN header for the pump connection, it's a PC safety/protection issue. I would assume most other AIO manufacturers do also. I've been connecting the AIO pump there without issue for years, they aren't high amp. That 'w.pump' header is designed for separate hand made water cooling systems/loops.
    but on my Asus Rog Strix "E" z690 DDR5 wifi gaming mobo. there is a specific header that says "AIO_PUMP", i tend to think I will not use that because it will probably run the fan at the highest RPM. I think i should just connect it to the CPU_FAN header and be done with it, but dang, how could ASUS make it any more confusing.

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