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Too many fans! Need some Help.

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June 2, 2009 12:14:27 AM

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?

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June 2, 2009 12:33:26 AM

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.
June 2, 2009 1:03:46 AM

Actually, are there cables that support 2 fans? I do have 2 fans side by side on the top. If I could wire both to the same port, that could help in freeing up additional slots.

As for a fan controller, which one should I get?
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June 2, 2009 9:21:37 AM

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.
June 2, 2009 2:26:52 PM

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
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