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PSU issue with the fan pin to pin connector

Q: PSU issue with the fan pin to pin connector

Hey, so I have an OCZ ZT 750 and its one of the units which runs 100% fan noise when ever im doing anything that requires the GPU, ive seen you can run the fan into a molex with a resistor to keep it constant, but what I want to do is, run it to my fan controller, just so I can ramp the fan up if needed, rather than nailing down the performance.

What I found is the fan is a 2 Pin connector, but fan controllers run 3 pins, am I able to run the 2 pin into the 3 pin on the fan controller and have control over it, or does the 3rd pin need to be connected for it to work?
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Try looking in to Event Viewer. Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Event Viewer and see if there is an error associated with connection.

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A:Brand new XPS 8900, motherboard USB3.0 connector issue

On mine I unplugged the motherboard end and routed it bent 90 degrees and under the card.  To do this I had to unplug it and leave it unplugged while I routed the cable flat.  Then inserted a GTX960 and screwed the card holder back in.  With the cable pinned down by the card in the back I replugged it into the motherboard.   I agree this cable is too short.  Unfortunately the motherboard connector is microscopic pins which are easily bent or broken off.  While I did this once I would not recommend doing it again.  Its not a standard 20 pin USB3 front panel connector.  
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two1361 said:

i am using the standard ATX 20 pin power connector that i am using... and is that the new ATX12v connector the 4 pin? and do i use the new 2x2 pin along with the standard connector?Click to expand...

If your board has the 24 pin connector then use the 2x2 with it.

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Clockwise from the slot...

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A:Motherboard Pin Connector

Hello Kelvin,

Yes, you would connect the new 24-pin PSU connection to the board with all 24 pins. Depending on the PSU you get, it may a one piece 24-pin or 20+4 pin connection. Here's some more detailed information about the ATX motherboard standard and 24-pin connections to help out more with this.

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techno_lust said:

Having arrived on the user-build scene only recently I am not up on past power supply standards. I see that most of the new motherboards require the extra + 12 volt power connector and I am wondering why.

What changed and about when did this change first occur?Click to expand...

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