Fans on the USB?

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2cool4me4
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Fans on the USB?

Postby 2cool4me4 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:14 pm

I'm here to ask all of you computer builders out there a question.

I just rebuilt this computer that I am using right now. It has a Athlon II X2 Processor in it (running at 2.8 GHz, OC'd to 3.02) and an integrated graphics card. I OC'd the graphics card today, and to my surprise, it is running rather stable. However, the CPU is currently at 37 degrees Celsius (great temperature, by the way) and the MB (chipset) temp is at 44. Should I be worried about this huge margin?

And now for the question seen in the title.

If I found some space in the case for an extra fan, could it be powered and controlled by the extra USB plug that I have on the MOBO? Are there any products out there right now for this? Just for reference, the MOBO only has two fan outputs: One for the CPU and the other for the chassis.
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Re: Fans on the USB?

Postby Tabula Rasa » Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:35 pm

I've never seen an internal computer fan powered by a USB.
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Re: AW: Fans on the USB?

Postby kerub » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:18 pm

My laptop cooling pad has two fans that are actually internal fans that are rigged on a grill and powered by one standard USB cord. So the power output is definitely sufficient, but don't ask me how to get the wiring right :D

You might want to check this out, too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWWUAOqmWj0

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Re: Fans on the USB?

Postby 2cool4me4 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:48 pm

I don't really mean the outside USB port, the part that you see, I have a extra plug on the motherboard. See: Image

However, I guess I have to hack something up if I ever want it to happen (so basically, no.)

I have a stock 300 mhz GPU up to 550 running cool. 8)
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