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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 12694 31-Mar-2007 12:53
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I have a couple of 120mm case fans in my computer that connect with a molex to the PSU. I would like to have it so that they are still monitored by the motherboard, but then you need to convert them to 3 pin.

I don't think that would be best because they might draw too much power from the board. Is there a way to have them powered by the molex and have a 3 pin going off that to the motherboard that just sends the monitor signal to the bios? So its possible to use something like motherboard monitor?

Any helps appreciated,

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 65723 31-Mar-2007 13:45
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Why would it draw too much power from your motherboard when it is designed for that feature?

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 65724 31-Mar-2007 13:52
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I just read on a few forums that some fans use molexs for a reason because the motherboard can't supply enough power to bigger fans? Maybe this isn't true then and I should just get a molex to 3 pin adapter?

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