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Moving from manual fan controller to Auto...pls help.

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December 10, 2013 4:11:55 AM

Hi All,

Thanks for all your help in selecting the parts for my rig which I have been using for the last 2 weeks.

I had the rig built for me because I chickened out and got too scared of destroying valuable parts.

I have 3 fans cooling a Fractal R4 case (beautiful), 2 in front and 1 exhaust. I currently control the fan speed manually from the front panel which has a 3 speed switch.

Its getting a little tedious to change fan speeds manually when i switch between gaming and browsing the net. So, my question is how do I use BIOS or the motherboard to auto control the fan speeds? Do I hit delete when the PC boots and go into BIOS??

I have an ASUS Z87-A motherboard, I believe it comes with Fan Xpert but I need to check the CD, I need to install that right? But do I have to get into the case to re-wire the fan power cables??? I have read posts on forums and they are talking about 3 and 4 pin power connectors - a bit confusing.

Please help if you can....!!
a c 98 V Motherboard
December 10, 2013 5:56:01 AM

You would plug the 3 case fans into the motherboard and set fan profiles for them in Fan Xpert (which you would obviously need to have installed).
December 10, 2013 9:30:43 PM

ihog said:
You would plug the 3 case fans into the motherboard and set fan profiles for them in Fan Xpert (which you would obviously need to have installed).


Thanks Ihog
And here comes the noob question. Is Xpert on the CD that the Mobo came with? Do I just run it in Windows?
I have looked at the mobo map configuration, there are exactly 3 slots for case fans. There is also an additional CPU slot called CPU (Optional) . should I avoid using that one...?

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a c 98 V Motherboard
December 13, 2013 8:15:40 AM
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Yes it is. And yes.

You can use every fan header; just make sure at least your CPU fan is plugged in.
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