Fan RPM Resistor

Howdy,
I have an ajustable 80mm Y.S. Tech fan on my athlon XP 2600. This fan has a knob/resistor which you can control the rpm's with. This knob/dial/switch has 2 wires leading in to it. Recently, One of these has come loose, causing the fan to stop and or slow dramatically. I've electrical taped it for the time being, but any little shift/movement causes it to go out. The way this switch is insulated make it very difficult to re-attach.
My question is : If I eliminate this knob/dial/resistor and just connect the 2 wires that come to this switch will my fan run at full speed constantly.
This would be best for the cpu and because I am giving up on this being a "quiet" machine.
Just making sure before I rip the well soldered one out as well.

Thank you
-Morgan
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    If I eliminate this knob/dial/resistor and just connect the 2 wires that come to this switch will my fan run at full speed constantly.

    Yes


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