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March 23, 2012 7:18:50 AM

Hello,

not sure if this is the right forum, but here goes

I just recently was putting together a new PC, and was doing my first power on, and it started, but I noticed my CPU cooler, a Corsair H80, wasn't doing anything, and sure enough I got stopped in the POST with a CPU fan error. After doing a look over everything appear to be hooked up, and it should be getting power, but I did notice on my motherboard (mobo is an ASUS Sabertooth X79) I didn't plug in my cpu cooler to the designated CPU fan slot, because I don't have the right connector since it's a 4 pin, and the connectors foe the H80 are a 3 pin fan like connector and a power dongle with only 2 pins instead of 4. I am probably missing something stupidly easy, and I am tired so I thought I'd just post here and try my luck!

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March 23, 2012 1:06:05 PM

bearclaw9286 said:
Hello,

not sure if this is the right forum, but here goes

I just recently was putting together a new PC, and was doing my first power on, and it started, but I noticed my CPU cooler, a Corsair H80, wasn't doing anything, and sure enough I got stopped in the POST with a CPU fan error. After doing a look over everything appear to be hooked up, and it should be getting power, but I did notice on my motherboard (mobo is an ASUS Sabertooth X79) I didn't plug in my cpu cooler to the designated CPU fan slot, because I don't have the right connector since it's a 4 pin, and the connectors foe the H80 are a 3 pin fan like connector and a power dongle with only 2 pins instead of 4. I am probably missing something stupidly easy, and I am tired so I thought I'd just post here and try my luck!

Fan plugs to the cooler (2)
Cooler to the Mobo (1)
Power plug to the PSU (1)
If you did all that it should work.
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March 23, 2012 1:19:16 PM

You can plug the 3 pin power connector into the 4 pin cpu connector on the board. It will fit. If you do this the CPU fan runs at full power and the board can not slow it down to control noise.

I am have been running my asus P5N with a Zalman fan like that for years.
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