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IdeaCentre 710-25ISH with 1050 Ti: To or not to, add a front intake fan?

2017-05-29, 19:39 PM

I have been thinking of adding an stock old case fan pulled from a decommissioned Lenovo H430 as a front intake. I don't know if I really need to but I did a install EVGA GTX 1050 Ti (max power draw 75W ~ can reach 80*c sometimes on stock fan curve) and was thinking could it hurt to move more air and keep all component happy and working well for many years? What do you think? Would it be to much for the non-upgradable 250w power supply?

If I did, I see the AUX1 fan socket on the front of the motherboard. Is it as simple as just plugging the fan in and pushing the rubber dampeners the metal chassis? Also If I did install it but later wanted to take the fan out would the mobo's BIOS be okay with the than missing AUX1 fan or would I need to change something to get back to where I am today with no AUX1 fan. 

 

Lenovo IdeaCentre 710-25ISH with a i5-6400 Skylake ~ Win10 64 1703
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Reference Card 
G.SKILL Value 4GB DDR4 2133 288-Pin SDRAM x 4    
Seagate Hybrid Drive 1TB SSHD + Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD
Pioneer Blu-ray Burner BDR-209M
Lenovo LS2221 Wide 21.5" LED TFT Monitor via DVI-D + Samsung LN26A450C1D 26'' TV via HDMI
Creative GigaWorks T20 series II

 

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Re: To or not to, add a front intake fan to IdeaCentre 710-25ISH?

2018-01-11, 0:26 AM

Old case fan installed and working beautifully.

 

I will not be taking out the FSP Group FSP250-30AGBAA 250w 80 Plus Bronze untill it failed or I would upgrade to the 400 watt FSP400-40AGPAA 80 Plus Platinum that has a 6 pin PCI power conector and not having to use a 24 to 10 pin adapter

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Re: To or not to, add a front intake fan to IdeaCentre 710-25ISH?

2017-05-29, 21:59 PM

Adding an addition fan to keep your system cool is always a good idea if you think the system is running hot.   I cannot find a motherboard diagram for your system board in the Y710 Hardware Maintenance manual, so I cannot confirm that AUX1 fan is the System Fan connector, but normally the System Fan is not a managed fan, and thus it will run full speed all the time, and is not controlled like the other fans, so getting a quiet one, or one that cand be configure to run at different speeds, may be a consideration.   .

 

BTW   The power supply should be upgradeable, but you many need to get a 24 to 14 pin PSU adapter  or 24 tp 10 pin PSU adapter to plug a standard ATX power supply into your motherboard, and you probably should consider that since the recommend a 300W PSU for your video card.

 

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Re: To or not to, add a front intake fan to IdeaCentre 710-25ISH?

2017-05-29, 23:02 PM

I got this info from page 22 of the IdeaCentre 710 Maintenance Manual. AUX1 Fan socket is number evleven below.

 

 

1. 12V power connector                                            12. Front panel header
2. Microprocessor and heat sink                              13. Front USB connector
3. Microprocessor fan header                                  14. Front USB connector 1
4. Memory slots (4)                                                    15. Wi-Fi card port
5. Thermal sensor header                                         16. LPC debug connector
6. Power connector                                                  17. COM2 header
7. Aux2 fan header                                                     18. Leo chip header
8. SATA power connectors                                      19. PCI express X 1 adapter slots (3)
9. USB 3.0 connector                                               20. Front audio connector
10. SATA connectors (4)                                          21. PCI express X 16 adapter slot
11. Aux1 fan header                                                  22. System fan header

 

So the Aux1 fan header will not managed a 4 wire PWM fan for fan speed? Edit: I would provide FRU P/N but it just shows XXXXXXXXXX but is a OEM installed (for a H430) FOXCONN PV902512PSPF 0J. 

 

Thank you for the adapter cable links. An option to ponder. 

 

 

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Re: To or not to, add a front intake fan to IdeaCentre 710-25ISH?

2017-05-29, 23:38 PM

I cannot say for sure, it might be speed controlled since it appears to have enough pins, and the board also has a System Fan  (#22)

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Re: To or not to, add a front intake fan to IdeaCentre 710-25ISH?

2017-06-01, 13:34 PM

Aux1 fan header does have four pins, in fact so does Aux2 fan header as well.

 

What is the significance of "board also has a System Fan  (#22)"?

 

Yeah I could get a 4 pin case fan Y splitter but if the board has two auxiliary fan headers I would rather employ one of them instead. Less cables to rout and open space not taken up by dust catchers. Edit: Also thinking I don't want to draw to much current from one header.

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Re: To or not to, add a front intake fan to IdeaCentre 710-25ISH?

2017-06-01, 20:25 PM
Having that 24 to 10 pins is a must have IMO even The simplest power supply would fit then.
running a standard 350W right now
My power supply keeps running after shutdown the system but I think that is a feature of this particular power supply.
but do get it it is worth it



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Re: To or not to, add a front intake fan to IdeaCentre 710-25ISH?

2018-01-11, 0:26 AM

Old case fan installed and working beautifully.

 

I will not be taking out the FSP Group FSP250-30AGBAA 250w 80 Plus Bronze untill it failed or I would upgrade to the 400 watt FSP400-40AGPAA 80 Plus Platinum that has a 6 pin PCI power conector and not having to use a 24 to 10 pin adapter

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