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Can the Asus Maximus VI Hero control the speed of 3-pin fans?

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August 31, 2013 6:12:18 PM

As title really, I've got a bunch of 3pin fans here that I bought a year ago without any consideration for 3pin or PWM. I now realise that if I want automatic fan control via my motherboard then PWM should have been my choice.

Does anyone know what fan control options there are on the Asus Maximus VI Hero? I think it has a "latched" CPU fan header that allows control over a 3pin fan, but am I right in assuming that the 4 remaining system fan headers cannot conrol the speed of a 3pin fan in the BIOS?
a c 221 V Motherboard
August 31, 2013 6:24:04 PM

Some cases (i.e. Phanteks Enthoo) come with PWM fan controllers..... you connect one 4 pim fan and the controller contolls all the case fans

"The PWM hub makes it possible to control all the connected fans (also 3-pin fans) .... up to 11 of them ..... with PWM function through 1 PWM connector."
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September 1, 2013 10:24:47 AM

Yeah my case has one that can control up to three fans, but it's mounted at the rear of the PC so it's a bit useless really for on-the-fly fan control.
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a c 221 V Motherboard
September 1, 2013 11:27:16 AM

Different animal....you don't need access to this fan controller .....The Enthoo fan control is automatic .... no user input required. You connect the main lead from the controller to the CPU fan header.....you connect power from PSU to the header.... PSU provides power to up to 11 fans.....signal from MoBo header (as per your fan controls set up in BIOS) controls all 11 fans.
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September 1, 2013 3:33:03 PM

Sorry Jack I think you lost me a little there: How do you connect a PSU to the CPU fan header if the fan controller from the case is already connected to it?

If I've read that right then you're saying I should connect the case fan controller to the CPU header and then control the casr fans through that? But what about my CPU cooler fans? (I'm using a Thermalright Archon X2 with 2 fans)
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a c 221 V Motherboard
September 1, 2013 4:41:09 PM

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How do you connect a PSU to the CPU fan header if the fan controller from the case is already connected to it?


That's what fan controllers do. Best bet would be go to the site where there are detailed explanations, videos and descriptions

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- The PWM hub makes it possible to control all the connected fans (also 3-pin fans) with PWM function through 1 PWM connector and create a better cable management.


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How to use the PWN fan hub?
PWM hub will enable PWM function to 3-pin fans. Fan 1 can only be connected to one fan and cannot be split. Fan 2 - Fan 6 can be split to multiple fans. Total of 11 fans can be connected to the PWM hub. All PWM functions will be controlled by fan 1.




You connect ya 4 pin MoBo Header to the 4 pin connector.....then 6 fans get connected for PWM control. So as not to overload the MoBo Header, the fans get mpower from the molex.
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September 1, 2013 10:41:17 PM

Ahh right, I get what you mean now, thanks for the advice!
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a c 221 V Motherboard
September 2, 2013 3:58:52 PM

Here ya go ..... if ya dont have a Phanteks case

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21000/ele-1197/4-Pin_...



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September 3, 2013 10:59:09 AM

Thanks again Jack!
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October 18, 2013 2:06:16 PM

Just for clarification, this will work to control 3 pin fans? I saw a similar device before, and someone claimed it would only work for PWM fans.
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