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I just picked up a coolmaster 101i CPU cooler for my server build and it came with one 3 pin fan and a bracket to install another fan. I found another coolmaster fan the same size in an old emachines case I had but the fan is a 4 pin. I'd like the fans to spin at the same speed and also to be controlled be the MB. I'd like to wire them together so there is only one plug. Is there a way I can do this? The 3 pin has black,red and white wires and the 4 pin has black,red,yellow and blue.

Edit: also wanted to ask, I'm using a Q6600 and this cooler says it supports quads but in perentheses it says partial. What does that mean?
Edited by 6speed - 4/14/11 at 7:25am
 
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If you have any extra 3-pin fan headers laying around, you could just switch the wires from the 4-pin header to the 3-pin and use a Y-style fan cable like this. Otherwise you could do some splicing or soldering, but the first solution is easier.
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I don't mind the soldering, I just don't know what to do with the 4 wires to make it only 3. Is there a wire I just don't use or are there 2 of tue 4 wires I should splice together?
 
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post #4 of 9
You don't need the blue wire - it's for PWM control.
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Originally Posted by 6speed View Post

Edit: also wanted to ask, I'm using a Q6600 and this cooler says it supports quads but in perentheses it says partial. What does that mean?
CM Cooler:

Maximum compatible CPU wattage: 70W TDP.

Q6600:

Maximum operating temperature (°C) 60.3
Maximum power dissipation (W) 155.25
Thermal Design Power (W) 105

IMHO, I would get something else.
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Thanks alot, rep+
 
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CM Cooler:

Maximum compatible CPU wattage: 70W TDP.

Q6600:

Maximum operating temperature (°C) 60.3
Maximum power dissipation (W) 155.25
Thermal Design Power (W) 105

IMHO, I would get something else.
Ok, well that sucks . I've already moded the wiring so I can't take it back. I do still have the stock intel cooler so I'll have to see which one does better. Thanks for the info. Rep+
 
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Ok, well that sucks . I've already moded the wiring so I can't take it back. I do still have the stock intel cooler so I'll have to see which one does better. Thanks for the info. Rep+
Sorry to hear that. If using the stock or CM cooler, expect 60c+ load temps at stock clocks (2.4ghz), which is within thermal specs. Using a P/P fan setup may give you a 1-2c drop, but little or no headroom to overclock.
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most people dont OC servers anyways, unless thier really old style chips, like P4s lol
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