[SOLVED] 2 fans in a 4 pin slot?

magzzy124

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I want to plug 2 arctic p12 120mm fans in one 4 pin slot...
Is that safe for my motherboard?
IF it is, how many fans can one 4 pin slot sustain?
 

Karadjgne

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You can run 2x fans on a splitter without issues. It's been years since fans used more than 0.5A per fan for standard pc fans. Today's fans run @ 0.14A-0.32A so anywhere from 3-5 fans is normal usage, depending on the exact fans used. Arctic fans are almost always on the low end of the scale, usually @ 0.12A-0.2A.
 

Mtop

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Typical MB= 1 amp per header
Typical fan .25-.32 per fan
So three should work, however consult your user manual or MB web site for specs.
Fans should state fla in specs.
 

Karadjgne

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You can run 2x fans on a splitter without issues. It's been years since fans used more than 0.5A per fan for standard pc fans. Today's fans run @ 0.14A-0.32A so anywhere from 3-5 fans is normal usage, depending on the exact fans used. Arctic fans are almost always on the low end of the scale, usually @ 0.12A-0.2A.
 

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