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Where do you plug in CPU Fans?
Aug 27, 2009, 2:38 AM
This is my first build so bear with me if I miss something completely obvious.
I got myself 2 Yate Loon fans for a Megahalem cooler. It's connected to a EX58 UD5 motherboard.
The question is, where do I plug in all the cables running out of the fan? Theres a 3 pin connector head and molex connectors. What goes where?
I think the 3 pin connector goes onto the motherboard Fan headers....can I use any fan header? The CPU fan header is 4 pin, while the system fan headers are 3 pin on the motherboard.
And what do I do with the molex connectors? Do they connect to the power supply?
Aug 27, 2009
where plug fans
Aug 27, 2009, 8:33 PM
I think the 3 pin connector goes onto the motherboard Fan headers
You MUST have at least one fan on the CPU header as the board may refuse to boot.
You CAN use 3 pin fan on a 4 pin header.
No need to use the Molex.
Aug 27, 2009, 9:09 PM
You can also set the motherboard to ignore the cpu fan and plug it somewhere else if necessary
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Aug 27, 2009, 9:48 PM
huh well i pluged my cpu fan to my fan controller
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