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post #1 of 10
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Hi, I bought this to try and lower the speed of the two Rosewill RFA-120-BL fans on the front of my gf's computer. They have the 4-pin molex that plugs into the psu as well as a 3 pin that plugs into the mb. Been trying different configurations but they don't seem to run without the 4 pin molex so there is no way to regulate the speed. Any idea on how to lower the fan speed so they aren't so loud?
Fans http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200049
Fan Controller http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118217
Edited by Viperruels - 4/8/12 at 12:15am
post #2 of 10
You should be able to plug the 3 pin connector from the fan to the fan controller, which has another header that plugs into your motherboard. Molex should not be necessary.
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post #3 of 10
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When I do that the fans don't come on at all. It's almost as if they only run with the 4 pin.
post #4 of 10
That's weird, it should work fine without the molex extension. Sounds like a problem with the fan controller's cable.
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post #5 of 10
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Nope. I tried it with one of the other case fans that only has the 3-pin and it works perfect. It doesn't seem to be the fan controller. It has to be the fans.
post #6 of 10
Hang on, are you using that molex/extension thing while you're using the fan controller? I'm assuming you aren't but if you are, that might be your problem.
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post #7 of 10
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The 4 pin molex that goes to the psu is unplugged and the 3 pins are plugged into a splitter which is plugged into the fan controller which is plugged into the motherboard.
post #8 of 10
I may be reading this wrong but it sounds like you're still using the extender in between the fan and fan controller cables using the 3 pin connectors. If you are, get it out of there entirely, meaning plug the cable coming from the fan directly into the splitter from the fan controller. Don't use the extender at all.
If I misunderstood and you're already running it like this, I don't know what the problem could be. Maybe try a different fan header on the motherboard?
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post #9 of 10
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Ok. I must be completely blind. Didn't even see the extender piece. It works now thanks. =D
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Haha no problem, glad you got it fixed.thumb.gif
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