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Old 08-17-2009, 07:18 PM   #1
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Is it possible to use a PSU fan as a case fan, ive removed it from the defunct PSU and it has a femail 2 pin connector on it.
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Old 08-17-2009, 08:25 PM   #2
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It should work fine.
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:13 PM   #3
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I do it all the time. ripped like 5 fans out of ald crappy 100W office psu's and popped them into my case,
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Should be fine. Might be a bit loud, and you can't change the speed of it since it's only a 2 pin, but if it runs on 12v, it should work in a computer.
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is it ok to plug it into a 3 pin connector?
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:54 AM   #6
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is it ok to plug it into a 3 pin connector?
It should work as long as you connect the two pins from the fan to the correct pins on the 3 pin motherboard fan header.

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It should work as long as you connect the two pins from the fan to the correct pins on the 3 pin motherboard fan header.

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exactly. But there is a notch in the pin, and a plastic piece sticking up on the connector, so it's pretty much impossible to connect it wrong
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exactly. But there is a notch in the pin, and a plastic piece sticking up on the connector, so it's pretty much impossible to connect it wrong
A 2 pin plug to a 3 pin header?
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