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Old 08-29-2007, 04:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok I got all my parts today so I am finally building my pc. The motherboard is Gigabyte P35-DS3R and cpu fan is tuniq tower 120. The motherboard has a 4 pin slot and the tuniq tower has a 3 pin connecter. I think I remember reading you can still use it. Is that ok or do I need to get an adapter or use one of the other slots on the motherboard?

Its still early I may have a ton of questions by tomorrow. Thanks for the help.
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you use a molex adapter it will be at full speed. I plugged my TR ultra's fan into the cpu-fan plug and it worked fine (3 prong) but didnt have enough speed so i just hooked it up full power to a molex.
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Connect the Fan's 3 Pin to the motherboard's 3 Pin fan connector if you want to use a program to control the speed of the Tuniq Tower 120mm fan. If not, and you want it to go at full speed, connect it to a 4 Pin molex connector.
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o i need that where can i find one of those converters?, will it bring the tuniq over 2000rpm?
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Hmmmm for the other fans like the case fans, do u use both molex and then the pins that connects to the mobo? because i do on mine, im using both for the ones with the led lights fans cuz it has both molex and the pin ones that connects to the mobo. will it damage anything?
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o i need that where can i find one of those converters?, will it bring the tuniq over 2000rpm?
4 Pin Molex w/ 3 Pin Fan :right_arrow: 4 Pin Molex on PSU?

6" 3-Pin to 4-Pin Adapter
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o i need that where can i find one of those converters?, will it bring the tuniq over 2000rpm?
my tuniq is running at 2150rpm i think its the max speed for it.
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Ya, that sounds about right.
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even though the tuniq is 3 pin it will still fit into a 4 pin slot on the motherboard there should be platsic uprises so it only allows u to put it in the correct way.
also mines 2100 aswell
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Ok I connected it to the 4pin on the mb. I assume I will just keep it at full speed. I had not planned on adjusting the fan speed. Are there any drawbacks to just running it at full speed I should know about? I was going to attempt and try some overclocking once everything is up and running.
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