Solved 3-pin and 4pin fan header connections. Tags: Fan Compatibility Components Last response: August 19, 2012 5:18 PM in Components Share Blaydyn August 16, 2012 1:55:14 PM Are 3-pin fan and 4-pin fan headers, and vice versa, compatible? Like say you have a 3-pin fan and plug it into a 4-pin fan header or a 4-pin fan and plug that into a 3-pin fan header. Will they work properly and without issue? Sorry if it's hard to understand, I'm not that good at explaining such things. More about : pin 4pin fan header connections Best solution noise August 16, 2012 3:01:36 PM Personally I'd try and verify the pin layout on the header you are connecting to but ... http://www.allpinouts.org/index.php/Motherboard_(CPU)_4_Pin_Fan This of course assumes there is no irritating plastic on the header forcing a standard connector type. Share Horizons August 17, 2012 10:29:39 AM Don't know about 4 to 3, but 3 to 4 works (I'm using it right now for my 6th case fan) m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Blaydyn August 19, 2012 5:18:29 PM Best answer selected by Blaydyn. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Help connecting 2x 3pin fans to 4pin mobo header Forum Solved3pin fan 4pin fan header Forum Solved4pin fan in a 3pin fan header? Forum SolvedWill a 3-pin Power Connector work on a 4-pin fan header? Forum Problem - 3-pin Mobo Header, but 4-pin Fan Power (not molex) Forum 3-pin 3-speed Noctua NF-S12B FLX fan, 4-pin motherboard headers... Speed control? Forum how to connect a 3pin fan to a 4pin pwm Forum Solved3-pin CPU Fan and only 4-pin CPU Fan connecter.. HELP! Forum Solved4pin pwm fan connected to 3pin fan controller Forum Can i connect a 3pin fan connector to my mobos 4pin fan provision Forum 3pin vs 4pin cpu heatsink/fan connection Forum SolvedQuestion regarding 3pin and 4pin system fan settings Forum SolvedIs it okay to plug in a 3-pin case fan plug into a 4-pin socket on my mobo? Forum SolvedFan uses 3-pin, MoBo takes 4-pin fans? Forum SolvedCpu fan At 100% 3pin to 4pin Forum SolvedWill my 3-pin fans work on 4-pin fan connectors? Forum Solved3pin fan into 4pin mobo connector Forum Solved2x 3-pin fans in 1 system fan header? Forum SolvedWindforce fan with 4pin into a 3pin socket Forum Can someone explain 3pin vs 4pin fan and how to use them correctly? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !