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heatsink fan connection on the mobo

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hey guys, just putting on my xigmatek dark knight cpu cooler on my motherboard, but I want to use my coolermaster fan instead. the thing is, the xigmatek has a 4 pin connector, and my cm has a 3 pin. Is it ok to plug my 3 into the 4 cpu fan connectior on the mobo?? or no? Just wondering, dont wanna mess my mobo up.
Edited by Shanahan - 12/18/09 at 11:09pm
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Yes it's fine you just won't have any fan monitoring but it will work perfectly fine that is how i have mine set up now
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so I can plug a 3 connector onto the 4 pin mobo one??
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Yea, just one of the pins won't be used. I do that for my megahalems and Kaze's.
    
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