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fortune82

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I have this fan, and it has a 3-to-4-pin adapter, but it puts the 2 power wires into the 4-pin, and has the fan control wire into a separate 3-pin connector, but that separate 3-pin connector ONLY has the fan control wire. I guess my question is this; why would they do the 3-to-4-pin adapter with the 3-pin fan control connector? Wouldn't we just use the original 3-pin connector without the adapter if we had an open spot?

Or is there something I'm missing?

Edited by fortune82, 26 July 2008 - 10:32 AM.

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Some boards don't have enough fan take-offs for extra fans, perfectly possible to have only a CPU fan take-off and no more.
Therefore the only way to make it spin is use one of the 4-pin molex connectors, plus there are occasions where even if a fan take-off is available the cable isn't long enough to reach it from where you want the fan.
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I just find it awkward.

Oh, and for the sake of mentioning it, I had to mount the fan in my PC with a paperclip for maximum airflow.
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