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Old 10-23-2005, 03:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a anthlon xp and i just got a nidet beta sl fan for my pc and my question is where do i hook this up at? i cant find a spot on my pc that has 2 holes to fit this all of them have 3. will it work if i hook it up to one with 3?
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Old 10-23-2005, 03:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What are you trying to hook up? The heatsink or the fan? Or both? The Heatsink fan plugs into the CPU Fan slot which is located somewhere near your heatsink, location depends on your motheboard.
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if the screws fit there is nothing stopping you
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its hot a white thing on the end of the wires and it only has 2 holes on it and i cant find a place to put it at my question is where do i put the connection at?
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i am tryin to hook up a fan bc my pc is overheating
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oh, it should work. i'm not sure what the thrid pin is for but 2 of the pins are a +12v and a ground so as long as you put it on the correct 2 pins it will be fine.
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my question is do i put it next to the video card one or next to the big orange thing on my pc
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Old 10-24-2005, 03:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
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the fan ports on you motherboard have 3 pins... because 1 is for power, 1 is for ground and the last is to monitor Fan speed.

You dont need 3 wires to connect a fan to it, you just cant read fan speed if your fan only has 2 wires....

Your sapost to plug the CPU fan into the Fan1 connector (usually located closest to the CPU itself) because the bios monitors CPU fan speed and adjusts it acordingly...

however if your fan has no speed sensor, it will probably just run at max, so tecnically it probably doesnt matter were you connect it.... but (not shur if its AMD or Intel) but some boards wont boot unless you have a fan connected to the CPU Fan1 port.
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