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Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? And it makes me wonder... I dont want to end up messing my mobo up. solved 2 3pin Fan in One 4-pin connector Help! http://hcsprogramming.com/question-about/question-about-sli-if-i-may-please.php

solved Does plug in 2 case fans and an LED strips with one molex connector reduce fan speed? Nov 7, 2008 #4 CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653 +6 It goes like this: there is LITTLE info re the 'power fan' 3 pin connector anywhere - weird! I have the PSU connector hooked to the fan and then there is a four pin connector that looks like it is the ones that you would hook into the motherboard Rules Be respectful to others Don't ask to be spoonfed a build No facilitating/recommending piracy or grey market software Don't cite rumors and anecdotes as fact Post sales & deals in

dont want to mess my board up though by doing something stupid. They have gone...downhill19 · 7 comments Can somebody review this for me?28 · 11 comments [Build complete] BARToC - My $1400 research machine39 · 57 comments MSI RX 480 4GB vs 8GB!?!23 · 22 comments Need help with a Why bother? both '4-pin' examples above are in reference to a 4-pin PWM fan connector (looks just like a regular 3-pin fan connector but with an extra pin/wire).

solved Looking for a B150(M) motherboard with 3 fan connectors solved is there any way to connect 4 fans to the motherboard if it only has 3 chasis fan connectors? I have the fan connected to the connection circled on the image. I keep the 200mm (top out) fan set to Medium (2 of 3) speed, 2 of the 120mm's that are in the from on Low (1 of 3) speed and the i have 3 120mm case fans installed and in the manual where the diagram is, it shows 4 different places for fans. 1 is the 4 pin cpu fan, 2 of

All rights reserved. solved Need a Y-Splitter with multiple 4pin connectors for my 4pin motherboard system fan connector to power my 2 Noctua NF-P14 fans. solved Question regarding fan connectors solved Motherboard fan connectors solved Any way to split the fan power connectors on motherboard solved how many fan connectors does the Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P motherboard have Dec 15, 2004 Not enough fan connectors Jan 17, 2009 Question on making rj45 connectors Aug 5, 2008 Switched CPU and exhaust fan connectors--Should I have?

Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? you can use a 2-pin fan with a 3-pin or 4-pin motherboard fan header as long as they are connected to the proper two pins (+12v and ground). :wave: Aug the third wire (usually yellow) on a 3-pin fan connector is only to monitor fan speed (it doesn't control fan speed, it only monitors it). thanks.

Your CPU fan isn't a chassis fan of course...it cools your CPU. permalinkembedsaveparentreportgive goldreply[–]Yakera3[S] 0 points1 point2 points 4 months ago(0 children)Ok thanks for all the info and help! Two of the pins provide power to the fan, the 3rd provides an RPM pulse to the motherboard to read the speed. these connectors do not plug into the motherboard, but directly into the power supply.

Raybay is right - don't mess with this and go the job properly! this contact form I think it's meant to be used with a chipset cooler or something, that can be adjusted via BIOS. There are two ridges that guide the connector into place. Ask a Question See Latest Posts TechSpot Forums are dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users.

  1. But, I have have 2 fans!
  2. They say 'so you can tell if the PSU fan fails".
  3. I do know that some PSUs have fans that can be monitored via 3-pin connector but I'm pretty sure the one on my board is for an optional chipset fan...
  4. What's the purpose of earpiece Agent Smith is wearing?
  5. But I think you can connect a third fan to the water pump header (someone correct me if I'm wrong).
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Not the answer you're looking for? Can't find your answer ? some fans have a 4-pin molex connector (same power connector used for PATA hard drives and CD/DVD drives). have a peek here Ask a question and give support.

I am a noise freak, so I spin my fans slow...a lot slower than you show...and run fractionally higher temps and accept this tradeoff.Speedfan is a great program Ask a new Nov 7, 2008 #5 Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872 +12 The "Power Fan" header probably will not actually power a fan. Aug 24, 2007 #16 samjohnson TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 238 Ya I agree with Albertlionheart, I don't want to do something that may screw my comp up.

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Thanks Aug 21, 2007 #1 raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241 +9 Why? Aug 23, 2007 #7 raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241 +9 Any such work based on assumptions is dangerous, potentially costly. Nov 5, 2008 #1 EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835 I have one of those "power" fan headers on my motherboard too. NO messing and I really would not compromise the cooling.

At first I didn't realize that the header was just used for monitoring the PSU fan and actually destroyed a good 80mm fan before I discovered my mistake. more hot questions question feed about us tour help blog chat data legal privacy policy work here advertising info mobile contact us feedback Technology Life / Arts Culture / Recreation Science solved Quick noob question about system fan connectors solved Question regarding PSU and Fan Splitter solved Basic power supply question regarding fan placement solved A question about fan connectors Question regarding http://hcsprogramming.com/question-about/question-about-bus-speed-and-ram.php solved Fan pin connectors question solved PSU has two 4-pin CPU connectors, which one do I use?

And your cooler will use both of the CPU_FAN headers. No, create an account now. The plugs are keyed so you can't get the pins around the wrong way. Nov 7, 2008 #7 Atwooooood TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 63 EXCellR8 said: ↑ They should really label them better imo...Click to expand...

the other two wires (usually red and black) are the same as a 2-pin fan connector. But then I haven't tested what the system sounds like under full load yet. The motherboard listed in my system specs has a PWR FAN header that will not power a fan. you can also use a 3-pin fan with a 4-pin motherboard fan header.

I haven't used speedfan myself but....