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 Post subject: Power supply fan connector??
PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 1:07 am 
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Where is the power supply fan connector on my mobo? Is it the "system fan" or the "auxiliary fan"? Or do I not have a power supply fan connector on my mobo? I just bought the ABIT AN7 motherboard, and was hoping to hook up my Enermax Whisper 350W power supply's power fan connector.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 9:37 am 
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Gather all your questions into one post next time ... you are coming close to spamming the forum.

We don't mind answering your questions ... but it would help if you organised them into a single thread. It'd also help you, since you'd have a single point of contact for further questions. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 9:54 am 
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It's just that I keep getting new issues so I make new posts about 'em. And I'm currently in a hurry to get my system fixed after my BIOS update went bad. :(


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 12:03 pm 
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the fans inside the PSU dont need an outside power source.

if there is the little connector that comes out of the PSU for monitoring purposes, just plug it into one of the mobo slots...

but you dont really need to worry about that


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 12:31 pm 
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TsunamiZ wrote:
Where is the power supply fan connector on my mobo? Is it the "system fan" or the "auxiliary fan"? Or do I not have a power supply fan connector on my mobo? I just bought the ABIT AN7 motherboard, and was hoping to hook up my Enermax Whisper 350W power supply's power fan connector.


You can put it in either one.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 3:38 pm 
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So I can hook up the PS's fan speed control monitor to an "auxiliary fan" or "system fan" connector on my mobo, and it'll control my PS's fan speed the same way??


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 4:09 pm 
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It may not control it (depends on your particular model PSU you have), but you can monitor the RPMs at least.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 6:31 pm 
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SomeGuy wrote:
It may not control it (depends on your particular model PSU you have), but you can monitor the RPMs at least.


My PS is an Enermax Whisper 350W.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 7:51 pm 
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There are different versions of that PSU. Some have manual control fans, some cant be controlled at all.

Just plug it in and leave it be ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 3:34 am 
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SomeGuy wrote:
There are different versions of that PSU. Some have manual control fans, some cant be controlled at all.

Just plug it in and leave it be ;)


So if I plug it into an "auxiliary fan" plug on my mobo, that would be better than not plugging it in at all?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 4:22 am 
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At this point, the only thing that will happen by plugging it is, is you can monitor how fast it spins either in the BIOS or thru a windows app that monitors that stuff. I never plug mine in, i always use up my motherboard plugs with my case fans. So dont worry if you cant plug it in anywhere, but if you have room, stick it in either spot. IT wont hurt or help the system really.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:32 am 
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TsunamiZ wrote:
SomeGuy wrote:
There are different versions of that PSU. Some have manual control fans, some cant be controlled at all.

Just plug it in and leave it be ;)


So if I plug it into an "auxiliary fan" plug on my mobo, that would be better than not plugging it in at all?


More than likely plugging it on will not control it. Look at the cable, does it have 3 wires going to it? If it only has one, you can only monitor its RPMs.
If it has 2 you should plug it in, but you can't monitor it.
If it has 3, you need to plug it in and you can monitor it.


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