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    8 pin fan connectors

    i have 5 of these on my board,does anyone know what fans connect to them as i cant find anything about them.

    just says 8-pin 4096 fan connector in the manual?

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    Re: 8 pin fan connectors

    I just googled "8-pin 4096 fan connector" and guess what the first result was? This post!

    Is this your motherboard? In which case, the manual here only refers to having 5 4-pin fan headers... You can use any 3 or 4-pin fan on these, 3-pin for constant full power or 4-pin for PWM fans.

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    Re: 8 pin fan connectors

    Pics?

    Are the connectors on the board 8pin or is it just a typo in the initial manual release?

    Edit: The board piccy in the manual shows 4 pin fan headers

    edit2: i've found the 8 pin reference now, it is referring to the ones around the edge, by my reckoning it's a dual gang header but to use them you would have to make your own cable (more info on page 19)

    edit3: actually if all 8 pins are in a straight line then you could just hook any fan up, the pins are in the correct order (dependant on pin spacing/exposure ofcourse)
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    Re: 8 pin fan connectors

    I've just noticed them now, the 5 small beige connectors down the right hand edge of motherboard. They look pretty strange, I'd stick to the 3/4-pin ones and run more off of the PSU if you need them!

    Blurry, but these here at the bottom:
    Last edited by Nikomus; 28-04-2010 at 10:40 PM. Reason: Added picture

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    Re: 8 pin fan connectors

    Are the connectors on the board 8pin or is it just a typo in the initial manual release?
    they are on the board its not a typo. if you look on that link above there at the front of the board, if you look closely there are 5 of them in a line, two of them are by the ram slots and there white.

    duno what they are for but they are there.

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    Re: 8 pin fan connectors

    Maybe some proprietary connector? Don't think I've come across them before.

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    Re: 8 pin fan connectors

    I've just noticed them now, the 5 small beige connectors down the right hand edge of motherboard. They look pretty strange
    yup that's them,btw my system is all up and going i just wondered what the hell they were for.

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    Re: 8 pin fan connectors

    As stated above, it looks as though they are propriety connectors for certain chassis. From another manual it states of the "8-Pin 4096 fan header" that "These headers are reserved for Barebone".

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