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July 1, 2010 2:18:40 AM

my motherboard has a 4 pin slot for the fan to plug into but my fan has a 3 pin connector will it be ok to stick the 3 pin connector into the 4 pin slot

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a c 435 V Motherboard
July 1, 2010 2:23:51 AM

Yes. But I prefer 4 pin to use the "smartfan" feature in the bios. This feature allows you to control the fan rpms, and keep the noise lower.
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July 1, 2010 2:29:36 AM

i heard somewhere that putting the 3 pin connector in the 4 pin slot could cause damage to the fan or motherboard is that true
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July 1, 2010 2:33:01 AM

no you will be fine
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July 8, 2010 12:36:34 AM

Best answer selected by stabito.
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