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Anybody have any idea how much wattage fan headers can deliver?

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July 17, 2008 2:45:23 PM

I've seen it suggested that a 4 WA fan would burn the circuitry. How about 2.5 WA (around 0.20 A for those counting at home)? Any experiences (positive / negative) with plugging higher powered S-Flexes in the mobo headers? Or should I just use the 4-pin from the PSU?
July 17, 2008 2:54:41 PM

TOTALLY dependant on your board mine can do 6 amps, but it's new, the manual really should list them, if not, use the 4pins
and be safe.
July 17, 2008 3:09:07 PM

Rampage Formula. Where did you get the specs? They weren't in the online manual. Or else I missed it...
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July 17, 2008 3:13:22 PM

Royalcrown, your new .sig is funny (I remember the thread where you got it). It meshes well with mine, don't you think?
July 17, 2008 8:46:18 PM

Finally found it. It is indeed in the manual, but hard as s$%t to find in the .PDF. It's easier on paper.

Anyway, all headers collectively are rated for 41.76 WA, so that's a generous allowance. Even 8 4 WA Panaflos will not exceed it.

Rock on.
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