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Is it okay to plug in a 3-pin case fan plug into a 4-pin socket on my mobo?

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June 22, 2014 11:38:43 AM

If yes, does it matter what side (Left or right) I plug it in? Do I plug it into the socket that says "SYS_FAN"?

Photo of 3-pin connector: http://forums.techguy.org/attachments/221710d1363225182...

Photo of 4-pin socket (Ignore the "CPU_FAN" text in the image): http://www.pcstats.com/articleimages/200801/LGA775insta...

My mobo is Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3
Link: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

Thanks a bunch in advance.

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June 22, 2014 11:53:50 AM

yes, i did the same to the system i am running now.
just for to be safe, do not do with your cpu fan.(of course there are is a 4 pin just for the cpu fan)
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June 22, 2014 11:55:49 AM

It will only go on one way , but yes it's fine to do so.
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June 22, 2014 11:56:37 AM

i did so the right pin was open
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June 22, 2014 11:57:03 AM

taenbolle said:
yes, i did the same to the system i am running now.
just for to be safe, do not do with your cpu fan.(of course there are is a 4 pin just for the cpu fan)


You can plug a 3-pin CPU fan into a 4-pin socket on the motherboard with no danger. The fan will just run at full speed since it is not a PWM fan.

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