Running 2 80mm fans

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by RagnaroK, Feb 25, 2003.

  1. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    Is it safe to run two 80mm fans from one motherboard fan header using a power splitter? Is there a risk of blowing it?
     
  2. oDin

    oDin xp m0nk3y

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    why don't you use the extra molex connectors on your power supply?
     
  3. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    I wouldn't try spliting off the mobo. Do like Odin said and go off the power supply.
     
  4. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    Ok I'll split it through the molex connectors. But just being curious... would it blow the mobo fan header if I did split it from there?
     
  5. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Well I will be honest, I have never tried it, but I know of people who have tried it and had to replace there mobo's. I don't know what actually blew on these other peoples boards, and like I said I don't have any first hand experience.
     
  6. Nick M

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    I do, I'll tell you what. That little thing can't take that much, the wires get hot, and begin to melt, exposing the insides, and...this was on my older then old board, and I took it off in time, but I'm sure it would have killed it.
     
  7. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    What?? That would require ALOT of current! You sure you didn't have a short circuit?