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21 May 2015   #61
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea I believe that is why the guy in the youtube video said to not use the silly corsair link crapware
Just plug the two fans to the cpu ports and be done with it
Control all of the fans in One place set to High... and done.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TB5MgI16I8


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21 May 2015   #62
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
...Then there`s the cpu option fan header, I have to find out exactly what that one is for...
It's for when you have more than one fan on a CPU cooler. You connect the second fan there. If using a AIO sealed water cooling system, you often can connect the radiator fan and water block/pump to the CPU and opt. CPU fan ports.
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21 May 2015   #63
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Be careful stacking fans/pump off the CPU fan header. There's a current limit on all the Motherboard fan headers. IIRC, mine is 2.0A on the CPU and 1.5A on the other two (front/rear). It should be documented in your MB manual. I've seen some as low as 300mA (.3A). Exceeding the current limit can damage the output driver circuit on the MB.
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21 May 2015   #64
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I've found it best just to connect the rad fans to the pump via the adaptor cables. It's what it's there for, it controls the fans just fine and leaves the motherboard alone.
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21 May 2015   #65
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Be careful stacking fans/pump off the CPU fan header. There's a current limit on all the Motherboard fan headers. IIRC, mine is 2.0A on the CPU and 1.5A on the other two (front/rear). It should be documented in your MB manual. I've seen some as low as 300mA (.3A). Exceeding the current limit can damage the output driver circuit on the MB.
That's why many MOBOs, such as this one, have more the one CPU fan header. You can easily run two fans off them, one off each header (more if the fans' total current draw is less than 1A). Later high end ASUS MOBOs have fan headers that are rated for 1A. My ASUS P9X79 WS is a couple, three generations back and all its fan headers are rated for 1A each.
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21 May 2015   #66
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Thanks all,
I routed the back top exhaust fan to the bottom center along with the 2 front fans that are next to it,
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The top cpu ports I'm only using 2 of them,
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21 May 2015   #67
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I haven't hooked up the Corsair Link Mike, the cooler works perfectly well without it. Fan speeds increase as the CPU gets hotter, there's no nee for the bloatware unless you want to control the fans yourself.
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21 May 2015   #68
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Be careful stacking fans/pump off the CPU fan header. There's a current limit on all the Motherboard fan headers. IIRC, mine is 2.0A on the CPU and 1.5A on the other two (front/rear). It should be documented in your MB manual. I've seen some as low as 300mA (.3A). Exceeding the current limit can damage the output driver circuit on the MB.
That's why many MOBOs, such as this one, have more the one CPU fan header. You can easily run two fans off them, one off each header (more if the fans' total current draw is less than 1A). Later high end ASUS MOBOs have fan headers that are rated for 1A. My ASUS P9X79 WS is a couple, three generations back and all its fan headers are rated for 1A each.
Yep all are 1A even the assist fans
Pretty much why I asked what is the difference in assist and channel

Everything I've watched so far on youtube they just hook the top/ back fan to the cpu port plus anything else they have for an actual air cooler
But it's cool and the wire just reached to the bottom so all is good

Oddly the corsair fan wires both have four wire "male" the sp140's only have 3 "female" so the fans are short 1 terminal :/
I guess I'll have to wrap the bare lead with tape so it doesn't touch anything ?
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21 May 2015   #69
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Look on the Corsair forums and you will see a lot of people have had problems with Corsair Link. That was one reason why I bought an AX760 instead of an AX760i.
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21 May 2015   #70
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
...I guess I'll have to wrap the bare lead with tape so it doesn't touch anything ?
My OCD would never settle for that. Get a piece of heat shrink, let it overhang the end of the wire, shrink it, then put a drop of superglue in the hollow end and pinch it shut with a pair of pliers until the glue sets.
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