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Windows 7: Cooling

24 Jan 2010   #1
OneSerious

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Cooling

Hallo thar!

Hopefully an easy one. Just got a new mobo and CPU installed. I wanted to put an intake fan in the front of the case for better airflow.

According to the mobo manual there are three fan sockets, CPU_FAN, PWR_FAN and CHA_FAN. The rear exhaust fan is is connected to the Chassis fan socket. With no additional CHA-FAN sockets is it safe to plug and intake fan into the PWR_FAN socket?

Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks.


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24 Jan 2010   #2
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

no the power fan is special and should not have normal case fans plugged into it.
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24 Jan 2010   #3
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

i have my case fan doubled up both plugged into one port as all are full, its commom to have more fans than ports these days
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24 Jan 2010   #4
OneSerious

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
no the power fan is special and should not have normal case fans plugged into it.
Thanks for the quick reply. Sort of sucks that there is no additional CHA_FAN sockets for more cooling options. Guess I'll have to do without.
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24 Jan 2010   #5
OneSerious

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
i have my case fan doubled up both plugged into one port as all are full, its commom to have more fans than ports these days
I see, sorry of this a dumb question but how did you do so?
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24 Jan 2010   #6
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Sorry that was wrong i was meaning power plugs not ports
have fans connected together onto psu cables taking supply direct there not connected to board, they came supplied with plugs that have male on one side female on the other so you can plug them into each other
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24 Jan 2010   #7
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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24 Jan 2010   #8
OneSerious

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
Good stuff. This is what I wanted to hear. Thanks for the help!
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25 Jan 2010   #9
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I use one of these to control 4 case fans. Also has temp sensors that can be attached to different areas.

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Jim
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28 Jan 2010   #10
OneSerious

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
I use one of these to control 4 case fans. Also has temp sensors that can be attached to different areas.

NZXT. Products.

Jim
Might just have a look in to one of these because my system is running pretty hot when gaming. Cheers mate!
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