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Just got my new equipment, need to change my sign. soon, anywhere, I was wondering to all who uses the zalman 9500, can I hook the 3 pin connector directly to the mobo instead of the controller first then mobo. I'm assuming it'll run at full speed constantly without the controller, is this correct, or does the controller make it run at higher speeds than if it were directly connected. Chances are, I will not be adjusting the controller for varies fan speeds. Any one have any ideas or suggestions?
 

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i hooked it up to the fan mate that came with it and snaked the fan controller to one of my empty optical bays, that way it's easy to tweak the speeds.

only reason i'm using the fan mate and not my fan controller is because i need to find a Y adapter with 2 female ends.

what case do you have and what direction do you have the 9500 facing?
 

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I plugged my 7000 right into the mobo. Works at 100% all the time, but isn't loud at all. ttylf has the same cooler as you and I believe he also went straight to the mobo.

EDIT: Make sure you have it blowing towards your rear case fan.
 

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Are there any risks running this thing at full speed? Probably reduce the life span a little bit perhaps?

Renegade5399: Blowing towards the rear of the case, right ... which way does the fan blow? I'm assuming if you're in front of the case, you can see the fan facing you? I believe that's what I saw in the manual, the fan blows towards the heatsinks.

Where's that UPS truck, come on ... I need the rest of my parts.
 

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Are there any risks running this thing at full speed? Probably reduce the life span a little bit perhaps?

Renegade5399: Blowing towards the rear of the case, right ... which way does the fan blow? I'm assuming if you're in front of the case, you can see the fan facing you? I believe that's what I saw in the manual, the fan blows towards the heatsinks.

Where's that UPS truck, come on ... I need the rest of my parts.


No, but running it off the motherboard connector might dirty your power and affect your OC/stability.
 

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sccr, no it won't.

The power all comes from the same supply. I have NEVER had a fan affect my OC, EVER. Running it at 100% may shorten the life, but its negligible. The only real reason they give you the controller is for noise reduction.
 

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sccr, no it won't.

The power all comes from the same supply. I have NEVER had a fan affect my OC, EVER. Running it at 100% may shorten the life, but its negligible. The only real reason they give you the controller is for noise reduction.

Study power and then come back and repeat your statement. Any device attached to the motherboard will "dirty" the power. Without getting into a technical discussion, this is something that is unavoidable. As far as it not affecting your Overclock, glad to hear it. It "can"
 

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sccr is right, now how much it will effect is not much unless your running some power hungry fans... i say if its bigger than 92mm run it from the psu, but smaller i think is safe to plug directly into mobo...
 

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Study power and then come back and repeat your statement. Any device attached to the motherboard will "dirty" the power. Without getting into a technical discussion, this is something that is unavoidable. As far as it not affecting your Overclock, glad to hear it. It "can"


If you run it thru a fan controller at 100% it is going to use the same power as if it is directly connected. And if you have enough power then who gives a crap.
 

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On the dirty-ing the power statements: Show me some
and I'll believe you. Otherwise I'm going to stick with what they taught me in college (Computer and ELECTRONIC Systems major) and what I have learned in my 20 years with working with PCs. Yes I have been fiddling with PCs since I was 5 with my Dad who was an Industrial Controls Engineer for Nestle and then GE. Again, I will bow down and admit I am wrong if/when I am presented with some proof. Sorry to dirty your thread, but IMO just plug it into the mobo and you'll be fine.
 

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On the dirty-ing the power statements: Show me some
and I'll believe you. Otherwise I'm going to stick with what they taught me in college (Computer and ELECTRONIC Systems major) and what I have learned in my 20 years with working with PCs. Yes I have been fiddling with PCs since I was 5 with my Dad who was an Industrial Controls Engineer for Nestle and then GE. Again, I will bow down and admit I am wrong if/when I am presented with some proof. Sorry to dirty your thread, but IMO just plug it into the mobo and you'll be fine.

If you actually studied engineering, you would have studied power in great detail. Did you perhaps go to a tech school or a 2 yr community college degree? I'm not poking fun at that, I'm asking because I've never heard of "Electronic systems" as a major. Is that maybe some subset of EE? Without picking apart your above post, consider what you're saying. You're saying that all the power comes from the same source, so it's irrelevant where you plug it in. If that were true and the Engineering community and myself are wrong, why do power supplies have 2 12 volt rails now? Anything plugged into the line will introduce capacitance and inductance, even a wire. Did you study Real and Imaginary Power?
 

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EDIT: You are so right about how things read! No offense taken. I have always pushed my systems to the limit aka MAX stable OC. But I always made sure I had enough power (PSU wise). And yes the lights do dim when the 'ol fridge fires up. But PC fan motors are different, they don't require the same startup surge as those larger motors do and internally are built on a diffrent concept. I do understand that it could, in theory, affect the board stability. Now we're getting into how good the board makers regulators and such are and that is a case by case basis. Globally, I would have to agree with you, that it could in fact affect the overall performance of the system. Again, I hate how text reads sometimes and sorry if I got you "fired up". Overall, good discussion and sorry for the thread hijack.
 

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OK sccr, there's no need to flame. I asked for proof not rude comments. And yes, you are correct, it is a subset of Electrical Engineering offered as a 4 year program through SUNY Alfred. They offer dual rails for ample power and stability. And I completely understood what you were saying. I was not bashing your theory at all. All I asked for was proof. And what I got was a flame. Again I will ask you for proof. Present me with proof that it will affect his OC and stability as you stated. Don't give me theories and conjecture, give me links, articles anything that proves what your are saying. Pretty simple request I think.


Sorry, that's the shortcomings of typing something as opposed to talking. If you read it as a flame, it was not "reading" the way I meant it to. I didn't mean to flame you at all and I apologize if you felt it was. Back to our discussion though, your comment about it never affecting you was what starting our topic. You're stating that it has never affected it, therefore it won't others. How far are you pushing your current system and how far did you push your past systems that you're basing your judgements on? Having a device with a motor on it plugged into the motherboard will dirty the power, plain and simple. Will it dirty it enough to affect a system not pushed to the edge, probably not. You're asking for proof, but proof of what? Are you stating that unless I can find an article where the tester couldn't OC his cpu because of a system fan hooked up to his motherboard that you don't believe that a DC motor dirties power? Simple engineering can prove that any device will affect power. Doesn't your lights blink when the refrigerator turns on? I'm glad that it hasn't affected you, but hooking up any device to the motherboard 3 pin outlets isn't a good idea. If you want technical discussions on the topic, pick up any EE power book, but be prepared for very complex mathematics. (Imaginary and Real)
 
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