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Old 02-17-2010, 08:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i got all my parts today and most of everything is put together i am just having a little trouble with the fans.

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i cant (and its not just me, i had a friend of mine and a neightbor who build computers) find the port where it is suppose to go it doesnt say anything in either manual and there is nothing i can find that could possibly power it on the PSU.

I could really use some help here and i cant honestly believe that this is the only thing from holding me from getting on and playing with my new PC.

Any help would be appreciated.

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I am not sure but are you asking for where the cpu fan should be plugged on the board?
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sorry if i didnt really specify the problem.

The cord that needs to be plugged into the motherboard has 4 pins but there isnt a 4 pin connector on the motherboard only 3 pins.

But i may have found another an adapter Micro Center - Power Supply 4-pin to 3-pin Fan Adapter to get the fan power through the PSU instead of the motherboard.

Do you think this will work?
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ye i guess you cant really see it . my bad.
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i have never seen 4 pin connector.? but then again you have one soo.. ah and the adapter looks like it could work.. or you could buy a different CPU fan. up to you mate. hope i was of help.. rate me if i was. good luck!
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if its that then this is the one.

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cant really tell what that is, but its not a fan header.

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your mobo only has 2 fan headers; the one circled in red is the cpu_fan header and the on circled in green is a sys_fan header.

youll want to connect the fan that came with your cpu to the cpu_fan.

and you can hook up 1 of the case fans to the sys_fan header. the other fan i guess youll need to buy an adapter like the one you found to connect it directly to the psu.
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nice picture. i have the cpu fan already hooked up to the right header but the fan wouldnt fit into the sys_fan header
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oh i see. it looks like the fans that came with the case are 3 pin but the mobo has a 4 pin header.

in that case, you could get that adapter you found.
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Looks to me like on the mobo fan header the "locking tab" is offset to one side. Plug your 3 wire fan connector in so that the tab on the mobo fan header lines up in the slot on the fan connector, the 4th pin simply wont be used. Looks pretty straight forward to me.
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Looks to me like on the mobo fan header the "locking tab" is offset to one side. Plug your 3 wire fan connector in so that the tab on the mobo fan header lines up in the slot on the fan connector, the 4th pin simply wont be used. Looks pretty straight forward to me.
tried that it didnt even go in
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