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Help with a fan connection

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August 6, 2012 3:53:22 PM

Any one know what type of connection this fan has? its 120mm and does 110 cfm, I scrapped it off another build and I'd love to put this baby to work in my rig, but I'm not sure what connection it uses...

I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but if it is, thanks for your help ahead of time.

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/9O5KJEsM8R_VgU1-b...

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a c 110 K Overclocking
August 6, 2012 4:32:17 PM

Would be more helpful if you showed a pic of the connector itself (unless it doesn't have one and that's what you're trying to figure out).
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a c 110 K Overclocking
August 6, 2012 4:36:45 PM

OK, I just looked it up from the part number, and honestly, I'm not sure what it is. It's a 5 pin/4 wire connector, but it looks completely proprietary and unlike any other fan connector I've ever seen. Apparently it's "just one of those crazy Dell things" that are so annoying.

I don't think there will be a header for that on any normal motherboard.
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August 6, 2012 4:40:50 PM

I've added more pictures:

https://picasaweb.google.com/107244843002403504419/Othe...

I thought so too, but there there should be some way to convert this to a 4 pin molex, etc right? I'm not going to drive myself to wits end trying to use thing on my rig but you gotta admit, 110 cfm is pretty nice
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a c 110 K Overclocking
August 6, 2012 4:45:30 PM

u53rn4m3 said:
I've added more pictures:

https://picasaweb.google.com/107244843002403504419/Othe...

I thought so too, but there there should be some way to convert this to a 4 pin molex, etc right? I'm not going to drive myself to wits end trying to use thing on my rig but you gotta admit, 110 cfm is pretty nice


Yeah, those pics just confirm what I just saw, but it still doesn't really help much.

There may be a way to convert it to molex, but you'd need to know what each of the 4 wires does to be able to do that (voltage, sensing, etc.). I'm positive that there wouldn't be a normal ready-made converter for it and that you'd have to make your own/splice the wires manually, but that's a lot of work to go through for a fan (even if it IS 110 CFM).

And yes, it's a proprietary Dell OEM fan off of a Dell Optiplex or Dimension. I saw that page earlier. Just Dell being idiotic with proprietary stuff, as usual.
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August 6, 2012 4:53:07 PM

Ah, that sucks it was a good fan, he didn't have to die so young. Thanks for your help anyways Dj!
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a c 110 K Overclocking
August 6, 2012 4:56:43 PM

Yeah man, it does suck because I think that would be a very nice fan (albeit LOUD, lol), but you're welcome. :) 
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