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Ok now I feel like an idiot for asking this..... bbbuuuttt..... my logic is the 4 pin is for controlling the speed of the fan? so If I dont care what the speed is I can just plug the correct three in and make it work.... if this is just plain stupid. I'm very sorry and dont be to harsh
     
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Yes you can.
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Yes it will work on a 3 pin connector
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OMG!! NO you can't put a 4 pin on a 3 pin!!! But yes you can put a 3 pin on a four pin.
    
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heh...actually you can plug a 4 pin into a three pin. The last wire will just not be pluged into anything.
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post #6 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Yes it will work on a 3 pin connector
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Originally Posted by mr soft View Post
Yes you can.
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Originally Posted by gabead View Post
OMG!! NO you can't put a 4 pin on a 3 pin!!! But yes you can put a 3 pin on a four pin.
Ummm so who's right?
2 say yes
1 says no

Edit: 3 say yes

Edit edit: I feel less stupid for asking.

Question Which one is "the last one"
     
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Yes.
    
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last one is the one that isnt in the "grooves" i think its RPM control
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post
heh...actually you can plug a 4 pin into a three pin. The last wire will just not be pluged into anything.
LOL. Yeah I thought about that after the fact. But I was like oh well lol. So much for a well thought out joke huh?
    
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Quote:
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Ummm so who's right?
2 say yes
1 says no

Edit: 3 say yes

Edit edit: I feel less stupid for asking.

Question Which one is "the last one"
most of the time it will only go in one way, but i believe the one that doesnt go in is the right most one when you plug it in with the flat part of the fan connector being on bottom
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