Originally Posted by brfield
That works, I figured that would be it. Dumb that there's no way for it recognize 2 cpu fans this day and age. Want to set up a push-pull function with my cooler.
The recognition begins at the header. I mean, the motherboard doesn't know where your fan is installed; it just knows which headers have fans connected to them, and each header has a specific designation. So if you connect a fan to the CPU_FAN header and then install it as a rear exhaust case fan, then it will still be seen as CPU fan due to which header it's connected to.
However, there's no right or wrong regarding what headers you use. What's important is that you know what's connected to what. ;)