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#1 Ingjr

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

Just bought a extra fan to add to the case of my new computer. It's a CyberPower PC with a CoolerMaster case. The physical mounting is no problem as it has additional fan locations on the top and bottom of the case. I'm not sure where to plug the new fan in. It has a spot on the motherboard marked "Sys Fan" that nothing is plugged into. Is this where I plug it in? The MB has 4 pins and the fan only has 3 pins. What's the deal?

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

Consult your motherboard documentation. Properly align the pins, and you can use a 3 pin fan on a 4 pin system header.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

theres usually a little plastic tab over one side of the 4 pin header on the motherboard, that aligns with two small notches on the side of the fan cord, allign the 2 notches on either side of the plastic tab and put over those 3 pins the tab is by, it should slide right in.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:22 PM

I see the little plastic tab. Thanks for the info. I can hook it up now.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:32 PM

no problem feel free to ask if you have any more questions.

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