CPU and chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, 4-pin CHA_FAN)
Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, ensuring that the
black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
H81M-A CPU fan connector
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient air flow inside
the system may damage the motherboard components. These are not jumpers! Do not
place jumper caps on the fan connectors! The CPU_FAN connector supports a CPU fan of
maximum 1A (12 W) fan power.
Only the 4-pin CPU fan and chassis fan support the ASUS Fan Xpert feature.
USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB910, USB1112)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable to any of
these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system
chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0 specifications and supports up to
480Mbps connection speed.
H81M-A USB2.0 connectors
Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the
The USB 2.0 module is purchased separately.
Chapter 1: Product introduction