I never ran into this problem before, but I ran out of fan power plugs on the MB with my new case. I like having my MB regulate how fast the fans run (keeps things quiet) and its automatic. However, I've used up all the fan slots and I have more fans, which are now plugged directly into the power supply. What can I do?
Manual control with fan controller. Or maybe someone makes a fan controller that plugs into the motherboard and sort of amplifies the control signals that the motherboard generates to control multiple fans.
I was looking at this as a possible solution: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
However, after reading some of the reviews, theres something about a battery requiring replacement. Can someone shed some light on this? I really don't want to be pull hardware out to replace "coin" batteries ;p just so I can have a fan controller.
leinahtan, the controller you looked at has a battery because it uses a small amount of ram to remember what your selection was for fan speeds, i would suggest getting a controller that has manual control such as what conumdrum suggested