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4 pin fan headers

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June 11, 2006 4:20:29 AM

can a 3 pin fan header work with a 4 pin?



like that, will a 3 pin connector fit and work properly?

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June 11, 2006 4:45:32 AM

i believe it should, i had a few 2 pin fan header working in 3 pin jacks and they all worked well without problems
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June 11, 2006 6:02:40 AM

All you have to do is plug in your fan where it fits(so to speak)....

In the picture it is the top 3 pins....you see the little tab thingy..... that makes sure your fan(3 or 4 pin) goes in the right spot....

Hope this helps...

EDIT
As such u will loose that pulse thingamajiger modulation thingydo(thats what the 4th pin is for...its a Intel noise reduction thingy....).....but its not needed as the fan does not have it....
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June 11, 2006 4:47:49 PM

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i believe it should, i had a few 2 pin fan header working in 3 pin jacks and they all worked well without problems


no i was looking into getting the Intel D975XBX (intel flagship mobo) and they had lots of 4 pin fan headers. so in th epic it seems as if a 3 pin would fit
June 12, 2006 8:15:34 PM

ty, so there would be no way to control the fan.......mnmmm
June 13, 2006 7:43:33 AM

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I still prefer using knob-based (with a pot) fan controller; it's more traditional and gives you accurate adjustment.

Using your modding imagination or sacrifice a 5.25"/3.5" bay,
I use the Vantec Nexus 301..It works great. Can even handle a 92mm Tornado :lol: 

http://www.vantec.com.tw/_en/01_product/03_detail_01ove...
June 13, 2006 5:34:42 PM

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I still prefer using knob-based (with a pot) fan controller; it's more traditional and gives you accurate adjustment.

Using your modding imagination or sacrifice a 5.25"/3.5" bay,


hmm i wanted to get a P180 and add a 120mm fan in the front, sacraficing 3 5.25" bays, but to increase airflow so the fan controler couldnt fit.....mmmm