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Exact one here (am2 version): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118020

I will be using this on a rdx200 and was wondering two things:

1: The rdx200 only has a 3 pin cpu connector (4 pin one right above the pci express slot would that work ) and the 9700 has a 4 pin from what the reviews say. Does it come with an adapter with the fan mate or at all?

2: Will it block one of my ram slots? Since I use 4 sticks, that would be bad. ( the rdx200 has the ram slots between the IO plate and the cpu)
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I believe the fanmate comes with an adapter. I have the 9500 version and it came with one. As for the ram slots, I'm not sure. The 9700 is slightly larger than the 9500 but I think you should be fine. It's only 5mm wider than the 9500. I'd put money on it that it will work fine.
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I believe the fanmate comes with an adapter. I have the 9500 version and it came with one. As for the ram slots, I'm not sure. The 9700 is slightly larger than the 9500 but I think you should be fine. It's only 5mm wider than the 9500. I'd put money on it that it will work fine.
Thank you. I just thought of the 4 pin when I was going through neweggs reviews on it and then quickly checked my box with my rdx200 and saw only 3 pins... The ram I'm not so much worried about, I'll only loose 256 ram and I should be upgrading that soon also .
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The 4pin is for a floppy connector if you want to go crossfire It will fit just fine if it is a 4pin connector. Don't worry about it
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The 4pin is for a floppy connector if you want to go crossfire It will fit just fine if it is a 4pin connector. Don't worry about it
So your saying that 4 pin is for a floppy drive? Why from the motherboard, and why for crossfire? Are you sure it would be the same for a cpu cooler?
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So your saying that 4 pin is for a floppy drive? Why from the motherboard, and why for crossfire? Are you sure it would be the same for a cpu cooler?
Its not, my board has it too. Its so you can take the power connector of a floppy drive to provide your board with extra power for when you go crossfire with GPUs that get power from the mobo (i.e, X1600, X1300. But NOT X1950s, X1900s ect)
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post #7 of 12
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Its not, my board has it too. Its so you can take the power connector of a floppy drive to provide your board with extra power for when you go crossfire with GPUs that get power from the mobo (i.e, X1600, X1300. But NOT X1950s, X1900s ect)
Ah ok, gotcha .
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Bump for a big problem. I didn't come with a fanmate, so I'm left with a 4 pin cpu cooler and a 3 pin motherboard. Is it possible to stick it on a way to leave either the way left or way right pin not attatched but still work? Or is there a way to mod it to work?

PS: I'm broke so I wouldn't be able to afford a converter, if there is one, any time soon . (also on the back up computer downstairs with dial up )
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OK.

From the official specs, this is the pinout of the 4-pin:

Pin Function Wire Color
1 GND - Black
2 12V - Yellow
3 Sense - Green
4 Control - Blue

And the pin out for 3-pin:

1 Black GND
2 Red +12V
3 Yellow Tachometric Signal

So just plug the connector with the black wire going in into Pin 1, and your sorted
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OK.

From the official specs, this is the pinout of the 4-pin:

Pin Function Wire Color
1 GND - Black
2 12V - Yellow
3 Sense - Green
4 Control - Blue

And the pin out for 3-pin:

1 Black GND
2 Red +12V
3 Yellow Tachometric Signal

So just plug the connector with the black wire going in into Pin 1, and your sorted
Thank you . I'll do that as soon as my cpu arrives.
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