Connecting Noctua NH-D14 to Asus CROSSHAIR IV FORMULA 890FX

Andy_S

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I’m currently experiencing high temperatures when I’m gaming for long periods when overclocked. So far I have only overclocked using the Asus software and I’d like to have a go at doing it through the BIOS. It’s time to upgrade the CPU cooler to something with a bit more power.

I’ve opted for the Noctua NH-D14 (not yet purchased) as from what I can see it’s quiet, effective and is compatible with my motherboard, memory and case. Noise is an issue for me, so I didn’t want water cooling. I also quite like the fact you can remove the fans with the heat sink in situ, so that you can blast out any dust with air.

I looked at the fitting instructions on this review:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-Air-Overclocking,review-32380-10.html

It shows it has two separate fan connectors. On my motherboard there is only one CPU_FAN connector. How do I connect the second fan and set it up so that the motherboard can manage the fan speed in relation to the core temperature?

By the standards of a lot of the people on here, I’m quite low tech, so please keep it simple - I may have totally missed something!

Here’s my current PC spec:
PC Spec:
Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Corsair Carbide 400R Case
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2
Asus CROSSHAIR IV FORMULA 890FX Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
G-Skill 8GB Ripjaws X DDR3 1333 Dual Kit
Sapphire HD 5830 1GB GDDR5 x 2 in CrossfireX
Corsair 850W AX850 Modular PSU
OCZ 120GB Agility 3 SSD – SATA III
Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard
Cheers,
Andy
 

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