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Fan Controller CPU 4pin to 3pin

Last response: in CPUs
March 11, 2010 3:38:04 AM

I'm currently looking for a fan controller for my
HAF 932 case fans
CM 212 plus
ATI 5770, 5830, 5850, or 5870 (Haven't purchased)
Rheobus-Extreme Fan Controller (Haven't purchased)
3pin extension cables (Haven't purchased)

My concern is the 4pin connectors that the CM 212 plus and most stock GPU fans use. The fan controller I'm looking at is affordable and can turn off the fans completely (specifications on newegg incorrect) but it only has 3pin connections. Would it be possible to just plug in the 4-pin connectors into the 3-pins, leaving one pin hanging, would I still be able to control the fan speed as normal?

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March 11, 2010 2:54:57 PM

One of the four pins is just used for polling.
It sends information to the motherboard of what speed, the fan or fans are spinning at in rpm.
You may find you might have to chop off the guides on the connector to alow you to fit it to the three pin connector of the Rheobus though.
March 12, 2010 12:09:39 AM

Best answer selected by Henry1990.