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Windows 7: 4 fans, 3 normal headers + 1 "power fan" header. How to connect?

27 Oct 2010   #11
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Just plug them into the motherboard, you'll be fine. The only time I've bought a fan controller is when I had two fan headers on my MoBo, but five fans to run.


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28 Oct 2010   #12
OneSerious

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

In my experiance you can plug any fan in to just about any fan port. My mobo has CPU_Fan, Fan_1-3 and OPT_Fan1-3.

I've put 3 pin fans on 4 pin ports. 3 pins on 4 pin. Never had a problem.
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28 Oct 2010   #13
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

"reading the manual sure gave me an insight and the answer to my question was in there too XD "

When all else read the manual

The motherboard will also give you instructions and a map of where the connections are.
Ken
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28 Oct 2010   #14
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kylehimself View Post
In my experiance you can plug any fan in to just about any fan port. My mobo has CPU_Fan, Fan_1-3 and OPT_Fan1-3.

I've put 3 pin fans on 4 pin ports. 3 pins on 4 pin. Never had a problem.

yes this should be no problem my after market heat sink made for my amd socket had a 3 pin instead of four i plugged one fan from the heatsink to a adapter just in case the other to the cpu fan port hell had no issues since both fans work and my system is cool

@KEN9122 I suggest manuals all the time i mean thiere there for that purpose but people never revert to reading the manual which is the main source they should be consulting first
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28 Oct 2010   #15
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

So, here is the layout guys...


I scanned my manual (badly - but everything should be visible)
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28 Oct 2010   #16
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

You have all the fan headers you need ! 1-3 systems and 1-pwr. and if you want to reserve the pwr. for a memory cooler then use a splitter on one of the sys. fan headers and your off to the fan races ! Use premium ball bearing fans please.
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28 Oct 2010   #17
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Use premium ball bearing fans please.
Whatever it is, I don't have anymore budget for anything else.
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28 Oct 2010   #18
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Pun here.....That's cool as you can upgrade to great fans as the factory provided fans die.....or get too noisy!
Budgets are meant to be exceeded on these types of builds and it stimulates the economy.... so you go !
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28 Oct 2010   #19
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Lol. I always budget for fans, too. Replace them as they go bad. I'm sure there will be some crazy fan technology in a few years. But serious sauce, when/if your fans go out or you get tired of them, spend a little extra money for a good brand of fan. I paid $10 each, and they are all quiet and move a frackload of air more than the cheap fans I use for budget builds when customers have a set budget.
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28 Oct 2010   #20
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Too Cool ! Can't wait to see your build are you planning on snapping lots of pic's?
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 4 fans, 3 normal headers + 1 "power fan" header. How to connect?




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