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Dual CPU fan question

TheSingingCarrots
  • 2 months ago

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/XJbCmG/msi-b450-a-pro-max-atx-am4-motherboard-b450-a-pro-max

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/PxtKHx/arctic-freezer-34-esports-duo-cpu-cooler-acfre00075a

How do I set this up? Does the board have two fan headers, does the cooler come with a splitter, or will I need to get a splitter?

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Board has 1xCPU fan, and another 4PIN header (says it's labeled as Water Pump/Fan)

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/B450-A-PRO-MAX/Specification

So the setup is pretty straightforward.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

One of the fans has a male to female adapter, so you need only one 4 pin motherboard header for both cooler fans.

https://imgur.com/ESWA0sn

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Either way will work, fan splitter or use 2 fan headers on the board. Using a 4 pin fan splitter you can have both fans still be RPM controlled by the motherboard just the same as using both headers on the board so if the fans do not come with a splitter then use the headers on the board so you don't have to buy one. If it does come with a splitter as there is a good chance it will then you can use that.

Mark states it has a splitter built in so you can easily just use that and there will not be any issues.

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