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hey, i was on the phone to somone from scan components, the fan extension cable i orderd that was 60cm 3 pin's were suddenly out of stock so i asked have they got any other fan extension cables in stock, he informed me they had some 30cm 3 pin cables (which will reach just as well in my case without doubt) , but as i was going over the dispatch order i realised the person on the phone had changed the cables from 60cm 3 pins to 30cm *4 pins* and it has already been dispatched, there cables where the same price so no problems there, i can also have the cables returned for others but then i will have to wait a period of time so i am just wondering whether i will be able to plug my fans and fan controller that are all 3 pins into the 4 pin extension cables and will it work or will i definatly have to have them changed?
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id imagine it should work fine as you can plug 3 pin fans into 4 pin headers it just wont use one of the wires. don't quote me on this if im wrong for some reason
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post #3 of 4
Yep. I plug 3pin fans into 4pin headers all the time. The forth pin is for control. So no big. And the locking mechanism lines up with the lock so there is no way to get it wrong.
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thank you people =D much help, you say the 4th pin is for control? but im going to be plugging the extension into a fan and into a fan control, so will i still be able to change the speed of the fan o.O?
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