ok, double checked everything. its a 4 wire/4 pin off the fan going into a 4 pin connector called CPU FAN on mobo. it appears to only go one directions, so i think its oriented correctly.
so to others with the xigmatek s1823 ----- does the fan on its heatsink spin up right away, or since its thermo controlled like you guys suggest, it will spin up once it get hot enough???
i will check into bios setting for this now
thanks again to all for the answers, i just really dont want to fry this chip
EDIT = disabled smart fan control in bios and now its spinning. t
hanks to vertigon, kari, and ubermoose