I recently installed an Arctic Accelero 2, onto my GTX 560 TI. i plugged the 3 pin into the GPU and booted at no avail nothing fans did not start so i grabbed the molex fan adapter it came with and plugged the 4 pin into the adapter. so i have the 3 pin into the GPU and 2 pins into the 4 pin connector. ( the adapter puts 2 pins into the 3 pin and 2 into the 4 pin ) when i booted up my GPU sent a flare out the side and i shat myself as it was brand new, but fans started no graphical problem all good.
i was wondering what have i blown and if possible what could i get to control the fans speeds of this GPU cooler as i believe its the only thing making noise.
so my original problem was that the 3 pin on the gpu did not supply the 12V required? and as long as i could supply 12V through the 3 pin connector the 4pin would become redundant int the circuit? i am looking at getting the NZXT sentry LXE? i have an RV01 case with 3 system fans.