Well I have in the past used paper clips to connect fans into machines,
although I would suggest that perhaps these monolithic fans that plug
directly into the internal power supply wouldn't be entirely as effective
when the power has to be routed through a motherboard. If they did manage to
draw enough power through the MB do you really want to risk frying
everything else on it ? ? Get an external fan cut a hole in the system
chassis and sellotape the fan onto it, my mum swears by it ! . . .
P.S. I presume you've been to overclockers.com and such as they get a lot of
advertising here . . . :-)
From: John P . Looney [mailto:valen at tuatha.org]
Sent: Monday, October 11, 1999 3:47 PM
To: Irish LUG list
Subject: [ILUG] wierd hardware...
I was looking at some of the wierder BP6 monitoring tools
for Linux. Some
are quite sweet - there is a dockapp that monitors the
temprature on each
CPU, and on the case itself. Another complete application
does all the fans
speeds & stuff.
Alas, the CPU fans I have on my machine have the same
sockets as hard
drives, and the fan things on the board are smaller,
things. Any ideas if I can slice off the plug, and get a new
one that fits
the motherboard ? If so, what are they called ?
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