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December 17, 2006 11:59:06 PM

Okay, I've got a fairly large case fan, but the wire can't reach the last open fan connection. So, can I connect it to where the CPU fan connection is and connect the CPU fan to the other open one, or will this mess with sensors, or something?

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December 18, 2006 12:18:08 AM

You can connect it to a power supply connector.

You must put the CPU fan on the CPU fan header.
December 18, 2006 12:19:25 AM

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You can connect it to a power supply connector.

You must put the CPU fan on the CPU fan header.
Gah, that's the one that it can't reach. Oh well. Any other suggestions?
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December 18, 2006 12:22:59 AM

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You can connect it to a power supply connector.

You must put the CPU fan on the CPU fan header.
Gah, that's the one that it can't reach. Oh well. Any other suggestions?

Yeah. Plug it directly into one of the connectors from the power supply. Don't use a fan header at all. this isn't the CPU fan - you said it was a case fan.
December 18, 2006 1:08:19 AM

I use water cooling.... so I dont need a CPU fan.

I connected up a case fan to the CPU fan header on my MB.... and it works fine it even tells me my case fan spins at 2400 RPM.

On my MB the CPU fan header can only suport 7.4v

So just make sure your case fan isnt some kind of Delta that sucks 12v...

If you plug your CPU fan into another fan headder on your MB you wont be able to use the thermal throttling. ie CPU temp is low fan spinns less = less noize, or it will work like this cpu temp is low case fan now spins less. :wink:
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