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Broken CPU_Fan connector

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July 24, 2010 12:20:10 AM

Hello, I have a broken cpu fan connector so my computer would not start at all. Is there a way that I could fix this by myself or using a repair service? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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July 24, 2010 12:32:45 AM

Welcome Newcomer!

You could pick up a Y-connector cable. What this cable would do is allow two fans to connect to one connector, much like a telephone line splitter would allow a two phone bases to connecto to one wall jack.

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July 24, 2010 12:49:46 AM

Thank you for the warming welcome =)
I only have one 4 pin CPU_Fan connector but it does not work. It is the connector near the cpu (obviously =D) and the memory.





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July 24, 2010 1:27:26 AM

Thank you for posting a link to your board. I understand your problem. Three-pin and 4-pin of that type are interchangeable.

The 4th pin on these new CPU coolers is for a new type of fan speed control. You can use it on a 3-pin connector just fine.

Only two pins are power (12v and ground), the third is RPM detection. The forth is for Pulse Width Modulation. So the third pin is not required for the fan to operate, and the forth pin is only required for PWM.
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July 24, 2010 4:46:11 PM

Thank you for this insight but since the connector on the board doesn't work...no new fan will work.
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