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post #1 of 26
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OK, my zalman vf900 arrived today, I've installed it, but were do I plug the fan on the mobo? Which plug
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post #2 of 26
You can't plug it in on your video card? There should be another fan plug (3 pin) above your pcie slot.
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post #3 of 26
All Zalman products plug directly into the power supply. They aren't controllable unless you buy an actual fan rheobus.
post #4 of 26
I would suggest running it from a fan controller tbh that way you can set the RPM independantly from the motherboard.

But if not you can connect it to a system (case) fan header and you maybe able to adjust the RPM via the bios.

Those fans are so effective that most of the time you can run them on min RPM (silent)

Hope that helps
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post #5 of 26
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it comes with a fan mate contoller, so basically plug one end of the fan mate into the vf900 and the other into the psu, yes?

This is what the manual shows anyway

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post #6 of 26
My cpu cooler plugged in to the cpu fan slot. I will go check my vf700 to see what kind of plug it has and edit later.

Ok after checking mine has a adapter to plug it into the psu.
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post #7 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Negotiator
it comes with a fan mate contoller, so basically plug one end of the fan mate into the vf900 and the other into the psu, yes?

This is what the manual shows anyway

Yeah or that way
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post #8 of 26
Hmmm... That's a very perplexing manual.
post #9 of 26
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the problem is I dont have a socket to plug into the mobo, so am just gonna plug it into the PSU and hopes it doesnt fry it.
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post #10 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Negotiator
the problem is I dont have a socket to plug into the mobo, so am just gonna plug it into the PSU and hopes it doesnt fry it.
If you are devoid of 3 pin connectors on your motherboard i would suggest what has been said and run it off your power supply using the Zalman fanmate to control the voltage. You will need a 3 pin to molex adapter to do this tho. (It should have been included in the package, mine did)

Hope this helps
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