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I have a zalman 9700 (pictured below) that I installed in my case and it comes with the fan mate 2 so the fan mate 2 is a 3 pin female connector but the CPU fan plugin where the stock heatsync plugs in is a 4 pin male connector so I plugged in my zalman on the bottom into the SYS fan 3 male connector, now I want to install a side case fan though and am not sure where to plug that case fan into. So really I am just looking to find out if I installed the zalman with the fan mate correctly and where I should plug in my new side case fan. Also to save me from posting in the cooling section do I want my side case fan to be intake or exhaust and how do I know which way to turn the fan as it is not marked

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Side fan set up intake and any fan in the back,exhaust.And the zalman cooler you need to plug in the cpu fan connector of the mobo.
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Originally Posted by barrysgoods View Post
I have a zalman 9700 (pictured below) that I installed in my case and it comes with the fan mate 2 so the fan mate 2 is a 3 pin female connector but the CPU fan plugin where the stock heatsync plugs in is a 4 pin male connector so I plugged in my zalman on the bottom into the SYS fan 3 male connector, now I want to install a side case fan though and am not sure where to plug that case fan into. So really I am just looking to find out if I installed the zalman with the fan mate correctly and where I should plug in my new side case fan. Also to save me from posting in the cooling section do I want my side case fan to be intake or exhaust and how do I know which way to turn the fan as it is not marked

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Hi barrysgoods,

You'll want the side case fan to be an intake fan to your case. I assume you have a inlet fan at the front of the case and an exhaust fan at the back of the case. Either way blowing cooler outside or room temp air into the case via the side is the preferred method.

As for the direction... Most fans come with little arrows showing the direction of flow...However, if your does not then place the fan hub (air moves through here) to the front of the case side. The back or where the fan is supported from would be where the air is exhausted from.

As for the Zalmon connector. Did the fanmate2 come with a "molex" type 4 pin plug?? I thought they did. I had one and it conneted directly to the power supplies 4 pin molex, and used the fan mate controller to control the speed. In that way the side case fan can be plugged into "system fan" 3 pin plug on the motherboard. If not, then plug the fanmate2 directly into the cpu motherboard plug but use only the "bottom" 3 pins as I look at your picture. You can tell you have it right because the little hold down clip will align with the plug. I hope that makes sense...

The 4 pin cpu plug on the motherboard, supports fan smart or a cooling type program built into the BIOS or Windows XP, depending on how you use and set up the motherboard. This program helps control temps automatically depending on cpu use vs. heat. If the cpu is not used heavily, then the fan will rotate slower and create less noise. Your use of the fanmate 2 allows you to control the fan speed vs. noise vs. heat issue manually.

I hope all of this helped in some way, :-)
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