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Just a quick question. If I were to get a Noctua NF-P12-1300, I notice it only has a three pin connector, could I still plug it into the 4 pin CPU fan on my mobo and be able to control the speed of the fan?

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Yes. Just make sure to change the control option in your BIOS from PWM to "voltage" or "3 pin" or whatever the other option is. If it doesn't have any option it's safe to assume it auto detects the type of fan. Either way, you're fine.
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Alright, thanks.

Edit: Where in the bios do I find this setting? I've snooped around but can't find it.
Edited by the_dude - 7/20/11 at 6:43pm
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Hey the dude. You haven't posted your specs. Go into User CP, look on the left, find Add System and add yours.

Only Gigabyte motherboards support Voltage control of your cpu fans. As.s has a terrible kludge version. If you have a Gigabyte board, it's in your manual. Look under PC Health in BIOS.
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post #5 of 5
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I figure the problem is cause its a 3 pin connector in a 4pin mobo so I can't use the fan control. With the asus board it doesn't give you lots of options to slow down the chassis fan either so I guess I'm outta luck.
Edited by the_dude - 7/20/11 at 11:05pm
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