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Old 05-10-2006, 12:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Fan electrics

Hi, i have found an 80mm delta fan that used to be my old computer's heatsink fan and it has a blue, white, black and red wire which then plug into the hsf connection on the mobo. as i already have a heat sink fan plugged into my current one is there a way i can get this fan to work by changing the wires or sumthing? I really dont know anything about electrics and wiring so any help will be grateful.


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Old 05-12-2006, 12:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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like how to run it off of a molex connector,

google a asapter for 3 pin to molex,

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Old 05-12-2006, 03:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ok will do that and will post back what i get.
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Old 05-12-2006, 05:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Here's my guess:

Red is hot
Black is ground
then white/blue have something to do with RPMs and heat sensors.

You should be able to hack the white/blue wires off, strip the red/black wires, and then splice them into the yellow/black on a Molex (assuming it's a 12v fan)

Red goes to yellow
Black goes to the black next to it.

But that's just my guess, might want to research it a little before you try what I suggested.

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Old 05-12-2006, 06:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ok thanks for your post crazed. i have had a look in quite a few places and that seems about right. ill give it a go see what happens. and yeah its a 12v fan.
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I have done this with several old psu fans what crazed said is exactly right.
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Old 05-12-2006, 06:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
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cheers for the confirmation edward. will do this 2mo.

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