System Fan Question

Discussion in 'Computer Cases, Power Supplies and Cooling' started by smartpoints, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. smartpoints

    smartpoints New Member

    My system was quite loud, so I decided to invest in some high quality fans, unfortunately, these fans are 3 pin (voltage + tach), whereas the computer's current fans are 4 pin (voltage, tach + PVM control); I know, should've looked first :(. Is there any way that i can run these fans and maintain the speed control that the system already has.

    Thanks for your help.:)
  2. SRcobra

    SRcobra New Member

    You can plug 3-pin fan's into 4 pin fan headers on the motherboard.

    To control the speed, you need a pci fan controller or a 5.25/3.5 fan controller unit. (Scythe, Zalman and a few others make some.)

  3. diduknowthat

    diduknowthat formerly liuliuboy

    Some motherboards offer voltage control rather than PWM control. See if your's support this. Otherwise, you can pick up a fan controller (not PCI, rather 3.5"/5.25" ones).

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