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I plugged the 3 pin connector of my Zalman into my motherboards cpu 3 pin connector. How do I go about controlling the fan speed?
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Does speed fan work..?
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Originally Posted by warnesey333 View Post
Does speed fan work..?
I'm trying right now and it doesn't appear to be working.
post #4 of 14
Bios options.... but is it a 3-wire fan? theres 1 wire 3-pin connectors that do nothing but rpm monitor and power on the fan. those u cant control fan speed. u need 3 wires 3-pin connectors to control.
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Well on my mobo I had an akasa plugged into one of the fan headers and speed fan was able to control it.
How many 3 pin fan headers do you have?
Only one of mine would work I think...
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Hmm.... it looks like I need to look it over on my motherboard. I have to head to school right now, but I'll post back with my findings. Thanks a bunch.
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No problem, good luck with it, don't enjoy school too much
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post #8 of 14
If all else fails, get a seperate fan controller. Thermaltake makes a good one. You can find other really nice ones on newegg. Some of them even have touch screens and all kinds of other settings.
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post #9 of 14
That zalman should have came with a fan controller, its a little cheapy but still it works.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by lemans81 View Post
That zalman should have came with a fan controller, its a little cheapy but still it works.
It did. However, I think it's dying because I caught my fan not running one day. My temps hit about 70C while folding.


I still can't get speed fan to slow this fan speed down. I have the 3 pin connector plugged into the slots that should be able to control the fan speed.
Edited by wire - 5/22/08 at 2:31pm
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