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Mobo hang on POST, bypassing fan controller

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Hi all.

Hope this is the right section. It's concerning a motherboard issue, but also involves air cooling. tongue.gif

Using Zalman coolers on my CPU and GPU along with Fanmate fan controllers, to control the speeds.
An hour ago I decided I'm tired of manually adjusting my GPU fan speed whenever I run a game. I've been using Speedfan for quiet a while to monitor my temps, so looked online for a guide to set it up.

First up, CPU fan speed is uncontrollable, quick Google search shows it's a common issue with my motherboard. Not a huge issue, as I never adjust the CPU fan speed. Since it's at stock clocks, it barely gets to 50 on load. I leave Fanmate on minimum. Moving along.

My GPU fan speed works just fine, however I then plugged the CPU and GPU fans directly into the motherboard to bypass the Fanmates. This causes the PC to hang at POST. I removed the GPU fan plug and it booted fine with just the CPU fan plugged in directly.


I'm guessing this is something I cannot fix, I'll just have to live with using Fanmate. I'm just curious if anyone might know the reason it does this.


Currently running as normal, both fanmates connected again, but going to be using Speedfan to control my GPU fan speed. GPU Fanmate set to maximum. With my speedfan settings, it goes about 200rpm lower than it would with the Fanmate on lowest for my idle speed. I set the minimum just above the threshold where I get a faulty speed report. Maximum stays the same. Is it safe to run it like this?
    
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Concerning the GPU and the zalman fan. Can the fan be directly plugged into the card itself? If so, download MSI afterburner to control your gpu fan speed and just leave you zalman 9500 plugged into the motherboard to prevent posting issues.
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The port on the GPU itself is much smaller. So no can do. frown.gif
    
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Zalman CNPS9500 CPU Cooler Zalman VF900-Cu LED GPU cooler Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Samsung 2333SW 23" (1920x1080) 
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Seagate Baracuda SATA 750GB 32MB cache Seagate Baracude SATA 500GB Seagate SATA 80GB Liteon DVD Writer 
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Zalman CNPS9500 CPU Cooler Zalman VF900-Cu LED GPU cooler Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Samsung 2333SW 23" (1920x1080) 
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