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    Default Help with couple questions on build please.

    Finally, almost finished with my 1st build. The parts weren't so bad but thought for a while I was in over my head when I saw all the wires in this front panel.

    Couple problems I need help with.

    First my fan controllers on the front of the case don't seem to work. Here is an image of the connections. Not sure I have them correct. In top of photos is molex plugs from modular PSU. Middle is the fan connectors. Why does it have both a male & female molex plug? Is it to piggy back? I usually see them piggy back right on top the other. I plugged the female end of fan into the PSU male end. The other small connector is what I plugged into the bottom white plugs. They are suppose to go to the fan control knob. I plugged the 2 exhaust fans into one set of the 2 white connectors & the 2 intake fans into another set. Fans run, just don't adjust with the knobs. Is there a setting on the board I have to change to get it to work? ASUS P58xD premium.



    Next problem.
    I installed 3 hard drives. The first is a SSD & it is recognized & I was able to install Win 7 Pro 64bit on to it. The other 2 drives are a 750 WD black & a 1TB WD black. They show up in the device manager & say they are working properly, but don't show up when I look at "My Computer"

    I plan to use the 750 drive to store things I use a lot for my photography(backgrounds templates, photo shop actions).
    The 1 TB is for my working drive when I do photo editing. This is the drive I will do most writing to.

    How do I get these to be recognized? Do I need to partition them or just leave them as the large size? Again, my OS is on the SSD & that is where I will also put my main programs.

    Thanks, Hoping to get this completed & programs installed here soon.


    PS One other question, how do I get to the screen that shows the temperature of the CPU?
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    The fan controller might require an additional power hookup. It it just goes Controller -> Fan, then there's nothing supplying power.

    Make sure the hard drives are enabled in the BIOS.

    To check your temps, download Realtemp if you're running an Intel CPU, or get CoreTemp/Hardware Monitor if you're on AMD. All 3 work with Intel chips, but Realtemp doesn't work with AMD chips.

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    BTW, PSU plugs are all female, IIRC. They have male/female to piggyback, as you said.

    Also, they have to be plugged into just the fan controller for the power adjustment. Turning the knob isn't working because they're receiving power from another source and the controller can't regulate it.

    Can you fill out your system specs in your profile and set it to public?

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    The front panel wires drove me nuts too. You have to cross reference the motherboard manual with the case manual. I had my HDD lights and reset switch hooked up wrong.

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    Fans fixed, thanks Logan. Now I will try & look at Hard drives. I did make my specs public also.

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    If the Hard Drives are new you will have to initialize them; control panel to Administrative tools, then to computer management and then on the left you want Disk Management. You should see both the spinning drives there and you will need to do the initialize and you can also format them then.

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    Great! All drives now recognized. They were there in the bios, but I went into the disk manager & they were not yet allocated, so did that & all is well! Thanks all.

    Now I am working on the steps for the SSD that are in the sticky thread. One of the steps says to "move the page file to hard drive instead of SSD or disable". I figured I would move it to one of my other hard drives. I read you can even spit it among drives, so I do a lot of memory intensive work I disabled the SSD pagefile, & then did a system management on the other 2 hard drives.

    Does this sound right?

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