Re: Problems with setting up cooling fans for my motherboard
IMO it may be best to use the fan control included on the Tricool fans. They have low medium and high settings. I wouldn't trust the BIOS of a mother board to know how well vented my case needs to be.
For example if you connected the fans along side the CPU fan on that port, the case fans would spin up when the CPU got hot. This might be too late. At times, if there's not enough ventilation all the time, case and CPU temps will creep up and be un responsive to fans throttling up, as if the heat produced needed to be dealt with earlier than the BIOS thought. I hope that makes sense.
I would experiment with minimising your case and component temps using either the built in controls or a fan controler (the Zalman rheobus with chrome dials looks nice in a plain black case, very retro and cool). What I do is monitor GPU, CPU and case temps with the HSF and GPU fans on the max speed I can bare noise wise. I then alter speeds of the other fans, on at a time and then in combination to see which combo of settings gives me the best noise output compared to cooling.
I would be concerned about factors such as the CPU not needing to spin the fans up, but the RAM or chipset getting too warm and not being able to kick the fans up.
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