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Two 3 pins from heatsink to one 4 pin??

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February 16, 2013 3:21:47 PM

Hi all, so first off I am a newbie here starting up my first build so sorry if this is a dumb question.

I just got my heatsink in http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106150

The thing is a beast, but anywys it comes with two fans that both have 3 pin connectors and my MOBO (ASUS Sbaertooth 990fx R2.0) has only 4 pin connectors. Now I know I can plug a 3-pin into the 4 pin and be ok, but now I have two 3 pins needing to go to the same spot.

What should I do in this situation?

Thanks all!

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February 16, 2013 3:25:59 PM

Your motherboard SHOULD have CPU 4 Pin slot , and another 3 Pin slot. On the Asus site it says " 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin) " so look around on your board and should find the two CPU Fan slots you need.

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February 25, 2013 11:01:33 PM

But if both pin slots are 4 pins and my case fans are only 3 pins will they work properly? Meaning will I be able to control them through the bios and such?
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