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G3-710 case fan install

meneedlowpingmeneedlowping Posts: 15Member

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edited January 2018 in Predator Desktops
Hello! Looked, search, explored high and low for this answer and could not find one or even a visual representation of it. 

Question: where would I install a Noctua 92mm fans cable on the g3-710 specific motherboard ?  I don’t see the “generic” fan header on the board near the battery and CPU. My fan comes with a Y cable and a standard cable (4pin)

has as anyone here installed a fan on this specific motherboard and where did you install it? Any pictures for reference ??

FAQ & Answers

  • Hello,
    You can connect it on the system fan connector (FANC2 - #15):

  • Predator_DonPredator_Don Posts: 15Member Troubleshooter
    This is an awesome diagram of the Motherboard with all the pins identified, where is the list to identify the pins since I can't find it anywhere.
  • laurent_14laurent_14 Posts: 7,315ACE Pathfinder
    Hi Predator_Don,
    Here is the list:

  • Predator_DonPredator_Don Posts: 15Member Troubleshooter
    Excellent thanks
  • Predator_DonPredator_Don Posts: 15Member Troubleshooter
    @ Pathfinder, Following up on my last post, Acer Canada does not provide a proper Motherboard Manual with the Info you posted and I've seen other posts with detailed Memory info.  Do you have a link to the full manual for those of us who like to upgrade
  • Predator_DonPredator_Don Posts: 15Member Troubleshooter
    edited August 2018
    Here's a link to the other thread where I posted the case fan install, very quiet keeping things cool with a Pulse-width Modulation (PWM) control using the socket as illustrated as # 15 above.  
    https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/471317/g3-710-external-fan-socket
  • munter_hunter306munter_hunter306 Posts: 1Member New User
    How did the fan install go? and did it make a good difference?

  • Predator_DonPredator_Don Posts: 15Member Troubleshooter
    How did the fan install go? and did it make a good difference?
    Sorry I haven't been on here in a while.  So far so good, haven't had heat issues and since it's the PWM version the speed only regulates with the demand.  It stays relatively quiet and then ramps up as it heats up.  There are photos on the link I made previous to yours.


  • KraoticKraotic Posts: 1Member New User
    edited February 15
    Sorry I haven't been on here in a while.  So far so good, haven't had heat issues and since it's the PWM version the speed only regulates with the demand.  It stays relatively quiet and then ramps up as it heats up.  There are photos on the link I made previous to yours.

    My G3 is usually super quiet and cool so from time to time I'd just go put my hand on the case just to double check. It was usually only a little warm to the touch. Today I noticed it was being a bit louder, so a fan was running harder and I looked at it was around 80 Celsius on the GPU, which was hot to the touch. That's kinda ok, but considering it's sitting at 38 right now with the same things running (I have a game on a lot which usually isn't taxing but I guess sometimes it's pushing the GPU a lot more) it was enough to make me wonder about the cooling situation, so I found this thread.

    Anyway, I'd like to put a case fan in and it seems like PWM is the way to go. That way if I'm not paying attention it'll have more to bring that temperature down. One question though, did you set it up to pull air in or push air out? I'm not really sure what would be best for this PC.
  • billseybillsey Posts: 6,399ACE Pathfinder
    Depends on whether you are mounting it at the front or rear of the case. Typically you try for air flow from the rear to the front. You might also double check for dust buildup, especially on the processor heat sink fins.
    Click on "Like" if you find my answer useful or click on "Yes" if it answers your question.
  • PastaboiPastaboi Posts: 7Member New User
    Hi mate, just done my fan if you like or not. 3x 120 fans for intake and one 80mm fan for exhaust in the back
  • billseybillsey Posts: 6,399ACE Pathfinder
    Looks really nice! Double check the CFMs to see if the one will handle most of the load from the three. It's not too much of an issue to keep positive pressure in the case (actually helps to keep the dust out) but too much mucks with efficiency of the fans.
    Click on "Like" if you find my answer useful or click on "Yes" if it answers your question.
  • PastaboiPastaboi Posts: 7Member New User
    Yeah im not to worried about dust, not hard to clean out. I just wanna keep it cool
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