What is the difference between CPU fan and system fan?
Accordingly, what is the difference between a case fan and a CPU fan?
Well the CPU fan is for the fan on the CPU, while the chassis fan is for fans on the case (aka chassis). All right, enough with being a smartass. Chassis fans are typically 'dumb' fans which spin at a specific speed. If you want your fan to spin slower/quieter then you add a fan line resistor.
Also, which fan is the CPU fan? A CPU fan is a fan that mounts on top of your CPU. A CPU fan, is also known as a CPU cooler, or heatsink. The CPU cooler will have a base that sits on top of your CPU, which is normally made out of copper, aluminium, or a combination of both. The base will have heat pipes that connect to fins, where the fan sits.
Herein, can you use a CPU fan as a case fan?
Yes you can use it as a case fan. Just plug the black yellow green wires in. (The blue will hang over the fan header.) Yes you can use it as a case fan.
What is a SYS fan?
Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope. Alternatively referred to as a system fan, a case fan is located inside a computer, attached to the front or back of its case. Case fans help bring cool air into and blow hot air out of the case.