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Old 12-01-2008, 11:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an enermax 120mm blue LED fan(3-pin). A week ago i installed it to my motherboard's aux rear fan header and everything was working great. Just today the LEDs are blinking (as fast as a strobe light). It is still in the same fan header as it used to be when it didnt blink, there any reason/solution to this. Its just a personal thing, but blinking LED case fans annoy me.:laughing:
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have you tried plugging it into another fan header?
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Yes, and it still blinks. Im thinking of plugging it into my PSU, becase my PSU has 4 3-pin headers(PSU is modular).

Maybe it is not recieveing enough power forthe LEDs through the header on the mobo?
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yeah try that once you have eliminated power as the problem then we know it must be the fan itself.
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Cool, I was about to plug the fan into the PSU and I noticed another 4-pin header at the very bottom of my mobo, plugged it in there for the heck of it and now it doesnt blink. I guess the 3-pin header that i was using didnt have enough power for a fan w/ LEDs, only a reg. fan. So, everything is good now. Thanks!
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