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Question about my manual case fan?


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#1 SparkWire

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 10:47 PM

So I bought a case with a manual built in fan, but I'm realizing now I'd love to just have it set to automatic, or at least know if I can switch it to automatic?
Does anyone know if it's possible, and if so how would I do that? Not sure what model the fan is. Thanks!



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Posted 16 November 2015 - 11:00 PM

If the fan is connected directly to the PSU (e.g. with a Molex connector like used for hard drives) then the only way to have it selectable would be to have a physical switch somewhere. If it connects to the system mainboard, you could find out whether the fan header it goes to is controllable in the BIOS setup. If it is, in one of the BIOS menus there will be an option called something like Case Fan, or whatever the header is called, and a choice of speed/enable/disable, or sometimes a temperature selection.

Edited by Platypus, 16 November 2015 - 11:01 PM.

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