You will need
- Computer, cooler required size, the basic skills of building a computer
First you need to determine where and what the fans should be set. To do this, remove the housing cover and inspect it for holes for ventilation. Most often, they are located on the front and rear body panels. Measure the distance between two adjacent mounting holes of the cooler (they are "square", need to measure it. With the measurement go to the store and buy the right fan.
Please note if the motherboard free three-pin connector for fan connection. Where it is possible to learn from the instruction to the motherboard, the diagram it is usually called "System Fan". Depending on the Board model, these connectors can be from one to five. If free connector no need to buy a fan with a direct connection to the power supply or with a suitable adapter.
On the side of the cooler there is a marking indicating the direction of rotation of the blades and air flow. On the front panel coolers set to "on blowing", and on the back - "on blowing". Attach the cooler to its place inside the case and secure with screws-the screws that it comes with. Sometimes instead of screws includes silicone "pins" with them the procedure for consolidation is even easier, and they prevent the transmission of vibration from the cooler to the hull.
Connect the cooler cable to the power connector (on the motherboard or directly to PSU). Turn on your computer and check whether a new rotate coolers, and if so, in what direction. To do this, put to them a thin strip of paper, you should not go into running the fan with your fingers. Gently close and lock the housing cover.
Advice 2 : How to connect the fans to the motherboard
Additional fans installed in the system unit of the computer to prevent overheating of certain equipment. You need to choose the right cooler to have the device operate consistently and provide sufficient cooling.
You will need
- - Phillips screwdriver.
First determine the type of fastening of the fan. To do this, open the system unit and visually examine options for the installation of the cooler. Usually use screws or glue. The latter option is only suitable for the connection of the fan with the radiator, because gluing the cooler to the chip is strictly prohibited.
Now select the fan power. Find out the speed of rotation of the blades. This this parameter depends directly on the degree of cooling of the device to which is attached the cooler. To the parent Boardusually joins only one fan installed on the heatsink of the CPU. This is a very important part of the computer, so choose a sufficiently powerful cooler.
Determine the type of power connection for the selected fan. On the mother Board should be connectors consisting of 2, 3 or four pins. If on the mother Board are no free connectors for connection of the fan, select another device, such as a graphics card to which you will be able to connect the cooler.
Attach the fan to the heatsink of the CPU. Remember that both of these devices are usually sold with the kit. If you only purchased the fan, ensure that it is securely fastened. If not promptly determine a failure of the cooler, it may cause damage to your CPU.
Connect the power to the fan. Turn on the computer and make sure that the cooler is stable. After the operating system install SpeedFan and run it.
View temperature sensor installed on the CPU. If the temperature is too high, increase the speed of rotation of the blades. Do not close the program, to be able to periodically assess the state of the CPU.
Advice 3 : Where to connect fan
Additional fans are used in computers to provide component cooling. All coolers are installed inside the computer and are connected to the appropriate power connector on the motherboard. Any slot should be selected according to the type of radiator and its location.
Disconnect the computer from power and open the cover, removing the rear panel screws with a screwdriver. On some computers the side wall rests on special mounts, which should be loosened to gain access to the contents of the case.
Removing the side wall, define the place of installation of the cooler. It should be defined depending on the role of the installed fan. If you plan to install the fan on blowing, fixing them should be on the back of the computer. To ensure housing cold air set the fan on the front panel, removing the interfering parts with a screwdriver.
If you are installing the cooler on the CPU, carefully examine the method of fastening of a radiator. Loosen the clips of the fan and Unscrew the screws with a screwdriver. Remove the radiator and note the port to which the transaction is power connected to the motherboard. Also look at the amount of thermal paste on the processor. If the paste has dried, apply a new thin layer of the composition on the stone.
Carefully remove the old cooler and install the new one, then fasten it with screws. Transactions connect power to the motherboard.
When installing the cooler, note the presence of connectors for connecting extra cooling to the motherboard. Slots for connection of the fans are referred to as SYS_FAN with the corresponding markings on the motherboard.
After installation, secure the fan with screws. Connect the computer to the power supply and turn it on by pressing the appropriate button on the housing. If the connection was done correctly, the fans start to spin. Secure the side cover of the case. Installing fans in computer case completed.
Place, connect the CPU fan to the motherboard CPU_FAN is indicated.
The amount of fans that can be connected to the computer can vary depending on motherboard model.