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raigekibreak
06-26-2011, 08:02 AM
I have a 3-pin fan connector left in my motherboard. However I have set my eyes on a 4-pin PWM case fan. Is there such a thing as a 4-pin to 3-pin fan adapter?

sean_blaik
06-26-2011, 08:16 AM
I'm sure you can find one on Ebay or Google shopping.

raigekibreak
06-26-2011, 08:37 AM
So there is such an adapter?

stopgap
06-26-2011, 09:00 AM
Yes, although it's usually the other way around.

zezzex
06-26-2011, 09:01 AM
So there is such an adapter?

not sure...are you talking about one of these (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812196462&cm_re=fan_connector-_-12-196-462-_-Product)?

stopgap
06-26-2011, 09:06 AM
Nah, he wants to adapt a 4 pin fan to connect to his mobo. That'll connect a 3 pin fan to his PSU's molex connectors.

One of these http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=187053
only difference is a female end for the 3pin.

damaged
06-26-2011, 09:07 AM
You do not need an adapter, you can plug the 4 pin into a 3 pin header, you just won't be able to control the speed. Check the pinouts on the header so you plug it in right.

http://www.allpinouts.org/images/7/7e/Connector_mbfanpwm_4to3pin.png

stopgap
06-26-2011, 09:13 AM
OH...
OP, do you mean 4 pin as in molex or 4 pin as in PWM fan header?
Or link us the fan so we can see.

damaged
06-26-2011, 09:19 AM
OH...
OP, do you mean 4 pin as in molex or 4 pin as in PWM fan header?
Or link us the fan so we can see.

He means he wants to do this:

http://www.allpinouts.org/images/7/7e/Connector_mbfanpwm_4to3pin.png

He does not need an adapter.

raigekibreak
06-26-2011, 09:34 AM
OH...
OP, do you mean 4 pin as in molex or 4 pin as in PWM fan header?
Or link us the fan so we can see.

4-pin PWM fan. Not 4-pin molex. I should have been more precise in my 1st post I apologize for that.

Staemon
06-26-2011, 09:38 AM
Yeah, as people have said you don't need an adaptor, you just plug three pins into it and leave the fourth hole at the edge. You'll then have a powered fan with speed monitoring, but you won't be able to control the speed.