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post #1 of 10
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I used the 3 pin Y splitter so I could plug both in.. but cpu fan on my Mboard has a 4 pin? the only thing I seen with 3 pins was PWR fan so I plugged it into there.. is it ok for it to be there?
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post #2 of 10
If it's a 4-pin connection you should be fine.

However, looking at a picture of the motherboard it looks like there's a 4-pin cpu fan connector on the top of the board to the left of the memory slots and the right of the cpu-power connector.
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post #3 of 10
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i mean its a 3pin lol my bad, and the only 3 pin I seen which looked like it would suit the most is PWR FAN
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post #4 of 10
If the CPU fan has 4 pins, you should try there first. It's better because the bios will monitor your fans in case of a failure and you'll be able to pinpoint where is the problem faster.
    
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post #5 of 10
Is the motherboard in your signature the motherboard you refer to?


The connector on top is a 4-pin CPU fan connector.

Is the connector at the end of your splitter cable a 3-pin or 4-pin? If it's a 4-pin you can connect to that connector at the top. If not, you can connect to any 3-pin or 4-pin connection on the motherboard.
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post #6 of 10
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yes thats my board, the end of the splitter is 3pin.. I want to connect it to the cpu fan because im getting error post but i just press continue.. but its 4pin?...
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post #7 of 10
Hmm, you can connect the 3-pin connector to the 4-pin connector at the top, they're backwards compatible, it just wont pwm regulate the fans because it's receiving full power from the 3-pin.
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post #8 of 10
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is that a bad thing? or doesnt it matter? also whats pwm
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post #9 of 10
That should be fine, just make sure your fans are spinning when you turn the computer on.

For reference though you can plug 3-pin connectors into a 4-pin connection on your motherboard, see that bit of plastic on the 4-pin? That's where you'd plug in the 3-pins of the 3-pin connector.

PWM stands for pulse width modulation. Oftentimes CPU fans (Fan depending) use PWM to regulate their speed according to the current temperature of the processor.

In your case though the fans will always run at full speed because they're going through a 3-pin connection.
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post #10 of 10
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thank you very much for the help!^ its sorted now, all i need to do now is buy some fans for the case, think ill get some Xilence
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