Solved Cooling fan help Tags: Cooling Fan Motherboards Components Last response: July 8, 2010 12:36 AM in Components Share stabito 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 More about : cooling fan Best solution o1die 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. Share stabito 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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ct1615 a b V Motherboard July 1, 2010 2:33:01 AM no you will be fine m 0 l stabito July 8, 2010 12:36:34 AM Best answer selected by stabito. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !