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post #21 of 23
@daydream99 - It certainly is confusing.
It seems Enermax is using the connector in a proprietary configuration.
For clarity, here is the standard 3-pin out.

http://www.allpinouts.org/index.php/Motherboard_(CPU)_3_Pin_Fan_Connector
A 4th pin is used for PWM.
Edited by soundx98 - 7/16/11 at 4:18pm
post #22 of 23
soundx98,

It's just a normal 3 pin fan connector,using only 2 wires rpm and ground.

It is the same principal as the pic below,a fan can be powered by molex(as an example)or any other means and still be able to read rpms by plugging yellow wire to MB fan header.(white wire on the enermax).

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post #23 of 23
LOL, trust me guys I get it smile.gif

"It's just a normal 3 pin fan connector, using only 2 wires rpm and ground"
not being argumentative or accidentally stepping on sumbody's dik but:
That's not normal. smile.gif
In the vast majority of cases if only two wires are hooked up on a 3-pin fan connector they are usually ground and a positive voltage (typ 5 or 12v)

At least that has been my experience (whatever, if anything, that is worth)

I did say you could not monitor it without an RPM wire.
My explanation was poor, but I follow you totally.

I should have said "you cannot power and monitor the fan RPM without 3 wires."
Guess I'm a little rusty on the helping. I'll try and do better. Probably can't do any worse. biggrin.gif
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