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Old 12th March, 2003, 07:33 PM
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My case fans and the connections

i just bought 3 case fans that are going to require a 3 pin connector to motherboard, does anyone know if an asus asn8x motherboard will accommadate all this, and if not where to get adapter so it will?
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Old 13th March, 2003, 01:26 AM
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It's somewhat unusual to find more than two 3-Pin fan riser's on today's mainboards. You can buy adapters so that a fan with a 3-Pin plug can plug into the chain of 4-Pin "Molex" connectors from the power supply. A fancy version of these adapters will let you plug the tachometer wire from the fan into a mainboard's 3-Pin fan riser--so that you can monitor how fast the fan is spinning--while the fan is safely powered from main power.

These adapters can be bought from www.2cooltek.com . There are other etailers that sell them, too.

The mobo's fan riser's can't handle much power. While CPU and case fans use a lot more Amperage than they did a few years ago, mainboard maker's conveniently overlook this. Personally, I don't plug a fan that draws more current than a 27 cfm processor fan does into a motherboard's 3-Pin fan riser.
As the weakest fan I run is a 38 cfm Screamer, fan riser's have been unemployed for years in my house---except to monitor rpm.
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As cloasters says, its generally not a great idea to use the 3-pin mobo connections. However, there are 3 of them on my A7V333, and I'm sure there are at least 2 on that asus board you've got there. Scan the net for images of it, they are easy to locate.
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