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Motherboard Pin Layouts

dsplover

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Building my first PC in a 1U rackmounted Chassis.
Usually let Audio PC builders assemble the parts I purchase.

In the ASRock C236m WS manual there's 3 x 4 pin placements on the back of the board.
Power Fan, CPU Fan 1, and CPU Fan 2.
The Supermicro Chassis has a triple fan right near these that I'd like to connect to.
There are other 4 pin layouts marked Case Fan 1 and Case Fan 2, but due to their placement I'm hoping to connect the Passive Copper Heatsink, and a 1U Dynatron Cross Flowing Fan for the Chipset.

Is it safe to assume I can use these 4 pin connections with any device that has the female connector.

Thanks In Advance...
 

Ketchup

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Pretty safe. Most motherboards don't allow startup if the CPU or CPU1 power connector doesn't have a fan attached to it, but of course it can't know what the attached fan is cooling.
 

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