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Will 3 pin Y splitter cables work with 4 pin fan headers?

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April 15, 2013 3:00:36 PM

Hello again, I was wondering this 3 pin Y splitter works with 4 pin fan headers. My motherboard is a Gigabyte UD3H Z77 and all the fan headers are 4 pins. Is it better to buy a fan extension cable or just go with a long Y fan splitter? I will be connecting my 3 pin CM Sickleflow fan (rear) to a 4 pin fan header. Thanks again for dropping by
Here is the link of the Y fan splitter.

http://www.amazon.com/Individually-Sleeved-Female-Premi...

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April 15, 2013 3:18:09 PM

4 pin is backwards compatible with 3 pins. Just plug it in and if there's a little notch then put the fan in there since there will be 1 pin left.
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April 15, 2013 6:36:48 PM

completelyrandomname said:
4 pin is backwards compatible with 3 pins. Just plug it in and if there's a little notch then put the fan in there since there will be 1 pin left.


Not quite sure where this little notch is, sorry im quite new at this. Will the connector I linked from amazon be ok?
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April 15, 2013 7:47:35 PM

It will work but you don't need to spend unnecessary money. On very bottom right corner of your motherboard says SYS_FAN1. Plug your fan in on the left so that it leaves an empty pin on the right of the connector. I think this is how it works. If not then switch it around so that the empty pin is on the left. It's one or the other. I did it in the past.
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