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2 pin fan to 3 pin fan could change?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by andrey_sebastian, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. andrey_sebastian New Member

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    I adapted Accelero x2 for my X800XL card
    But my card has original fan with 2 pin and I think 6 V
    instead Accelero is 3 pin 12 V fan
    I connected Accelero to motherboard 12 v case fan
    but it won't increase rotations following video card temp detector
    cause it follows case temp detector.
    What can I do to adapt 2 pin 6v to 3 pin 12 v on my video card?
     
  2. Satchmo New Member

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    ive never heard of a 3 to 2 power pin adapter, can u post a link to details of your fan? it seems odd it is a 3 pin if its for video cards.
     
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    yeah it is completly possible, to go from 3 pins to 2 pins, but not vise vursa,

    simply take the connector from a 2 pin fan, and swap them, making sure the positive and the negitive wires are located in the correct pin holes.

    alltho the voltage being 6v to 12 v wont work very well,

    the 12v fan just wont get the rpm's needed to cool properly on a 6v plug.
     
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    Modding with components that aren't 100% compatible call for compromise, and I think that in this case the best compromise is to leave the cooler fan connector hooked up to a motherboard connector or directly to the PSU using a 3-pin-to-molex adaptor. Obviously this means your cooler's fan would always run at max speed... but that's why we call it a compromise. If noise is a major concern you could always use a third-party voltage controller such as the Zalman Fanmate. I suppose modding the connector to make it fit the 6v outlet on the card is feasable but doing this could result in the cooler not being able to reach top speed.
     
  5. Frogger

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    :toast: this is the best solution will give speed and noise control modding the plug to fit card will result in only 7v being delivered to fan with resulting speed loss:rockout: ;)
     

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