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Windows 7: First custom PC build (Q's)

21 Mar 2011   #61
MadSupra354

 

...So should I worry about the case fans just now? Might it be slow now, and speed up later?


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21 Mar 2011   #62
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I would not worry just yet about the case fans, How about the Power Supply fan, is it spinning good.

I run a lot of my computers with the side panel off while checking & working on them.
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21 Mar 2011   #63
ignatzatsonic

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Yeah, ignore case fans for the moment. Other than those fans, what are the problems, if any??

As Doc said, leave the side of the case for the time being so you can see and hear what it going on in there.

Have you looked in the BIOS and confirmed that your hard drive and memory are recognized as expected?

What's next, load Windows?
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21 Mar 2011   #64
MadSupra354

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Yeah, ignore case fans for the moment. Other than those fans, what are the problems, if any??

As Doc said, leave the side of the case for the time being so you can see and hear what it going on in there.

Have you looked in the BIOS and confirmed that your hard drive and memory are recognized as expected?

What's next, load Windows?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I would not worry just yet about the case fans, How about the Power Supply fan, is it spinning good.

I run a lot of my computers with the side panel off while checking & working on them.
I just switched the RAM from the black slots the the blue, and I realised that there is 1 extra 4-pin peripheral connector. My PSU doesn't support any more, so I'm guessing the 2 other fans work, but this one isn't getting enough power?
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21 Mar 2011   #65
ignatzatsonic

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You probably have 3 or 4 different tiny 3 pin or 4 pin connections on the motherboard. They are fan headers. Any working fan connected to these headers should at least spin. Connect 4 pin fans to 4 pin headers.

I"m guessing you don't have a motherboard diagram showing the pin assignments (ground, 12v, sensor, etc) for any of the fan headers.

If a fan does not spin when attached to a particular header, rotate the connector 180 degrees and try again. The connector may have a keyway that prevents you from rotating it however.

Fan speeds can't really be judged accurately until Windows is installed, but they should at least spin without Windows.

Normally, two sticks of RAM should be in the same color slots. If you have 2 blue and 2 black, my guess would be that 2 sticks should go in blue and blue or black and black, but you could have an oddball situation depending on your motherboard.

The CPU fan should be connected to a specific header.

The other case fans can generally be connected to any of the remaining headers.
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21 Mar 2011   #66
MadSupra354

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
You probably have 3 or 4 different tiny 3 pin or 4 pin connections on the motherboard. They are fan headers. Any working fan connected to these headers should at least spin. Connect 4 pin fans to 4 pin headers.

I"m guessing you don't have a motherboard diagram showing the pin assignments (ground, 12v, sensor, etc) for any of the fan headers.

If a fan does not spin when attached to a particular header, rotate the connector 180 degrees and try again. The connector may have a keyway that prevents you from rotating it however.

Fan speeds can't really be judged accurately until Windows is installed, but they should at least spin without Windows.

Normally, two sticks of RAM should be in the same color slots. If you have 2 blue and 2 black, my guess would be that 2 sticks should go in blue and blue or black and black, but you could have an oddball situation depending on your motherboard.

The CPU fan should be connected to a specific header.

The other case fans can generally be connected to any of the remaining headers.
I'm talking about these connectors.
First custom PC build (Q's)-800px-molex_female_connector.jpg


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21 Mar 2011   #67
ignatzatsonic

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That's a Molex connector. What's at the other end of it?
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21 Mar 2011   #68
MadSupra354

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
That's a Molex connector. What's at the other end of it?
There are many of them, they came with the case. I've connected most of them, but 1 is left over since the PSU didn't come with any more cables Should I just leave it?
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21 Mar 2011   #69
ignatzatsonic

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Yeahh, leave it.

Most PCs have several flapping in the breeze, unused. If you had a bunch of hard drives or other stuff to connect, you might use them.
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21 Mar 2011   #70
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Is ie9 messing up? It seems like there should be another page here.
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