48 months ago
I have a Z170 Gaming M7 and a CRYORIG R1 Ultimate CPU cooler that I hope to be building tonight. The R1 is a dual tower cooler and comes with two PWM fans and a Y adapter to connect both into one PWM connector on the mobo. The M7 mobo has two PWM fan connecters for CPU fans. Now obviously, the two fans connected to one connecter via the Y adapter should be controlled in sync by that one connection.
Would both fans be controlled in sync if both fans were connected to each of the two CPU fan connecters? Would it be best to use the Y adapter or connect each fan to separate CPU fan headers?
I want to make sure that the mobo tells both fans to run at the same speed and I wonder if it will do that by using both fan headers.