Thanks for the info, Jim
You are welcome.
One other question: is it possible to adjust the coolers fan speed using that mobo's BIOS? It's a 2800rpm fan, believed to be PWM with a start up voltage of 7v, and I want it at 1200rpm.
Do you know the model name of your motherboard?
BIOS control of fans depends on the motherboard; some have the feature and some do not. No motherboards have the ability to set a voltage, some let you set an RPM and some let you set a percentage.
All PWM fans have a power connector with four holes for pins. If your fan only has three holes for pins, it is only going to work with voltage control.
In my experience, most motherboards give all fans full power for a second or two on boot. This means they all start spinning fast before the motherboard slows them, that way you don't have to worry about setting them too slow (so slow that they will not start).
Also, if your motherboard BIOS does not let you set fan speed to your liking, you can use SpeedFan.