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Maximus XI Formula - What is the point of the NODE connector?

axiumone
Level 11
I happen to have the Forumla and the Rampage Omega. I had no use for the Fan Extension Card 2 on the Omega, so I decided to give it a go with the Maximus. After all, both boards have the new NODE connector, as does the extension card. You know what happens in this scenario? Absolutely nothing. The extension card gets power, the fans spin up for about 10 seconds and the RGB headers light up, but there's no way to control them. The board doesn't see the add on card connected through the NODE connector in UEFI or any of the software provided by Asus.

Bravo, good job at supporting your own accessories.
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edrickjk
Level 7
Well the the fan extension card is not supposed to be plugged in the node connector,EXT_FAN is the port you are looking for............only reason the fan started is because they are getting power from the molex connector.