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the fan connector's for my d14 came with only a 3 pin connector to the motherboard, but my board has a 4 pin connector. i have an extra 3 into 4 pin for the cpu fan. would it be better to use mine instead of theres? and what does the extra pin do? is was thinking it has to do with fan speed?
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i connected to my cpu fan that has 4 pin, can't control speed yet need to figure out how , if you dont connected it you might get a warning message during boot
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sorry...maybe i need to be more clear. i have a 3 to 4 pin cpu fan connector.the one from noctua only has a 3pin that you plug both fans into to make one. i think i'd be better off using mine because it turns them into a 4 pin connector for the motherboard.
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use noctua reduction for fan and plug in 3pin to MB, I dont think you need C&Q with this cooler
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Originally Posted by toyz72 View Post
sorry...maybe i need to be more clear. i have a 3 to 4 pin cpu fan connector.the one from noctua only has a 3pin that you plug both fans into to make one. i think i'd be better off using mine because it turns them into a 4 pin connector for the motherboard.
It doesn't turn it into anything, it's basically a pass through.

To put it short, your noctua fans aren't PWM so you don't need the 4th pin.





Now had you of had a ThermalRight TY-140 (which is a PWM fan) then your splitter would be of some use.



post #6 of 8
ahah i have the same problem xD

running at max rpm ftw
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Well you could let it go auto aka voltage in the bios but that doesn't let you control the fan.

The only other option for full control is a fan controller.
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It doesn't turn it into anything, it's basically a pass through.

To put it short, your noctua fans aren't PWM so you don't need the 4th pin
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That right there.

The 4th pin is only for PWM, or simply put, auto controlling the fan via temperatures. As the noctua fans dont support this nothing will be gained from using your connectors or any 3 to 4 pin connector for that matter.
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