Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'fan controller'.
Found 3 results
Hello everybody! I was wondering if anybody already encountered the same problem. I searched the forums briefly and didn't find anything related. I usually run my case fans - all of which are connected to the cases fan controller - at the lowest possible speed, as I hardly generate any heat inside the case. Then, yesterday, when I was working on my computer for several hours, all of a sudden, the 200mm top fan and the 140mm back fan spun up to maximum speed. I did not notice anything providing a proper cause. There was no way to get the fans back to a low rotation frequency. Though I did not expect it to work, but simply to rule things out, I tried changing the fan controller on the front panel to maximum and back to minimum, and I shut down the system, gave it some time to rest and rebooted. Didn't work. I further noticed that this happened to just those two fans, while the two front fans remained unaffected. I could still regulate those. This makes sense, as both, back ans top fan, are connected to the fan controller with the brown cable, which has a Y-connector, and should thus be attached to the same voltage. The front fans have both individual connectors. In order to rule out a fan failure I plugged the fans into the motherboards system fan connectors. I was able to adjust the fan speeds to a desired level in the BIOS ... eeh UEFI. What might have happened? If a 3 pin fan has just 2 pins connected it behaves like a 2 pin fan, right? Could this mean, that the control pin/cable failed? But wouldn't that require at least some mechanical stress or ... something? How can I find out what is malfunctioning? Is there a way to fix it? (I purchased the case just 7 month ago so I should avoid invalidating my warranty) If anybody has a clue, thanks a lot in advance! Kind regards mimesor
So I've already asked on other forums before I found cooler master had their own ones, so what I'm going to do is post the reply here from a Tom's hardware post that gives all the information about my current problem and any progress I've made in troubleshooting. "right now I've only got two connected because i'm waiting on a splitter i ordered, but when that comes i'll have four connected. I'm using one of the splitters already (noctua na-syc2). I'm not sure what you mean by daisy chained, but i have them all plugged into their rgb controller. One of the two fans is doing what i tell it in the menu, but the other one wont sync with it. The unsynced one is still able to be turned on and off and dimmed so it is connected in some way. I don't know if the connector was plugged in wrong or whether its something else entirely.These are the fans i have (http://www.coolermaster.com/cooling/case-fan/masterfan-pro-120-ab-rgb/) Update: It appears that both the fans are doing the opposite to each other. When fan 1 is green and fan 2 is red i try and turn fan 2 green, and it does but fan 1 turns red.Update #2: fan 2 seems to only go red and green" I'm sure it's a fairly easy solution so sorry for the long winded question, I'm still very new to the RGB side of this. Thank you for any answers
I would like to use the MasterLiquid Pro 280 paired with an ATX power supply and a PWM fan controller in a cooling application without a PC motherboard. However, I cannot find a 4-pin PWM fan controller; I've only found 3-pin controllers (some of which claim to use PWM over the 3-wire connections). If I use a 3-wire PWM controller with the 4-wire MasterLiquid Pro 280, will I damage the control circuitry on the pump or fans? If I use a 3-wire voltage-varying controller with the MasterLiquid Pro 280, will it damage the pump or fans? If so, could you recommend a fan/pump controller for me to use? Thank you, Adam J.