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I bought a VF900cu and I want to make it so the 3 pin rpm controller goes through the gfx card so I can control the Zalman through atitool. This is my last option since nobody will help me with speedfan. Can someone help me this time?
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No im afraid such a mod doesnt Exist from what I know and i wouldnt reccomend a bodge job either.
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I just did exactly that, and it's working great. Cut the plug off the original cooler and match the wire colors and you're good to go



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Fishie! Help me!! how did u do that?? Could u make a FAQ or something? I would really like to know how to do that. Also, do u get the same rpm while puting it through the gfx card instead of the mobo?
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Fishie! Help me!! how did u do that?? Could u make a FAQ or something? I would really like to know how to do that. Also, do u get the same rpm while puting it through the gfx card instead of the mobo?
Well I edited my first post to help a little more. To connect the wires up I just stripped, soldered, and shrink-tubed the wires together. Now the fan speed adjusts automatically by temperature and I can even monitor the RPM.
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Sweet thnx! rep+!
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And yes, to answer the other part of your question, if you set the fan speed for 100% it will run just as fast as plugged into the mobo. The whole point of this mod is obviously to have it run based on temperature though, so that's what I do.
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post #8 of 18
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I just did exactly that, and it's working great. Cut the plug off the original cooler and match the wire colors and you're good to go



LMAO sweet...A bodge job it is...But hey it works.
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LMAO sweet...A bodge job it is...But hey it works.
Solder and shrink! No bodge
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Exactly what I need though. going to do this tonight.
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