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Plugging a 2-pin Fan Into a 3-pin Fan header

kazini
  • 54 months ago

Alright, so im looking to use a fan or two ive had laying around for a while for a little more airflow near my gpu, the problem is that they are the 2-pin +Molex Fans and my motherboard only has 3/4pin Fan Headers. Now I Should be able to just connect the 2-pin to a 3-pin header, but how would i go about doing so and is there any way to tell which pins on my fan headers are the negative and positive pins? I'd like to avoid shorting anything or breaking anything so any input would be appreciated, google hasn't turned up much.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Just try each way. You will not short anything or cause any damage by doing it wrong.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

alright thanks, I know there are some thing where when you mix up the positive and negative you can damage components just wanted to be sure.

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