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Mini 4 wire graphics card connector??

post #1 of 8
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Hi all,

I'm replacing the stock cooler on my Zotac GTX470 with a Prolimatech MK-13 and need to connect my 120mm fans to the board but the board socket is the smaller 4 pin socket. I'll snip the stock connector off and solder this to the new PWM fans if needs be but does anybody know if you get adaptors?

Thanks.
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post #2 of 8
Just use the old stock connector, it's much easier than trying to find one.
post #3 of 8
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Thanks.. I guess the wiring configuration is the same as the mobo (fan wires aren't coloured, they're all black)?
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post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by peterev33 View Post
Thanks.. I guess the wiring configuration is the same as the mobo (fan wires aren't coloured, they're all black)?
If the connector is Intel standard pwm, use this as a guide.

post #5 of 8
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Thanks for that, I'm grateful to you...

I've got the cooler fitted and I will do a small photo post showing a few issues I found along the way but..

I'm running the cooler passively at the moment, temps ~5C cooler than the stock cooler & fan which is amazing. I'm not going to cut the stock plug off as I will re-fit the stock cooler when it's time to move up again.

So I'll need to get hold of a plug from somewhere (I do have a an old 9800GT which I was going to sell this week so I'll use that tomorrow) but..

The fan splitter cable I have takes it's power from the psu and only connects the tach & PWM wires to the graphics card. I guess that's not a problem is it? Feels like an OK solution to me...

Thanks.
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post #6 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by peterev33 View Post
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The fan splitter cable I have takes it's power from the psu and only connects the tach & PWM wires to the graphics card. I guess that's not a problem is it? Feels like an OK solution to me...

Thanks.
That will work
post #7 of 8
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Thanks..

It seems the smaller type 4 wire plugs aren't available anywhere which I find bizzare but there you go..

Would it be ok for me to solder the signal wires directly the fan header on the card? Not even sure I could do it successfully given how small the socket is, I'm keen not to wreck anything..

I tried a single RC servo plug this morning but the pins in the header are very thin and short.
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post #8 of 8
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Sorted...

I tried an old HDD LED plug which fits pretty good, will file the end down a little more to make sure of a secure connection but it looks like it'll work..
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Intel X25-M 120gb + Samsung HD103UJ 1 tb Samsung W7 X64 Ultimate BenQ XL2410T 120mhz. 
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