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Will 4 pin CPU connector take 3-pin fan?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mulderator, Sep 11, 2005.

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  1. Derrick

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    nevermind I can see it. It looks like any three pin will work doesn't it.
    the clip that holds it on is off center.
     

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  2. Mulderator

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    Yes, it will work. In fact, I tried it--I connected a 3-pin to the CPU connection and the 4- pin CPU fan connection to a 3-pin connector on the MOBO. They seem to be interchangeable with the only difference being that without the 4th pin, you can't control the fan with the BIOS Q-control function.
     
  3. Derrick

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    right on! that's good to know.
     
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