These are coloured black, red and yellow. I'm asuming black is negative, red is positive, but what is the yellow lead for, and can I just ignore it?
The fan is an akasa with a sticker on the side AK821 if that is relevant.
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You MIGHT be able to ignore it, but I wouldn't. If the motherboard's (BIOS/Chipset) hardware monitor does not sense a CPU fan, it might, depending on how the BIOS Setup Menu is configured, fail to boot.
I see you are in Brisbane, I hope you weren't too close to the recent floods. What with that, the earthquake in NZ and the terible tragedy in Japan, I'm sometimes glad I'm in Scotland!
A yellow or white wire Is connected to a sensor which you can ignore providing you are not using it as part of a computer build.
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