Could I wire my fans 3 pin connector directly to the the ps?

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Could I wire my fans 3 pin connector directly to the the ps?

Postby jmstacey » Wed Jul 03, 2002 5:31 pm

I have this fan on my heatsink, but it keeps changing its speed. I want it to run out max, wether the cpu is hot or not. My ps has two cables that say "fan only". Could I take that 3 pin connector and directly wire it to the fan only cord? (of course leaving the middle wire connected to the motherboard to monitor the rpms) Would it run at its max?

Thanks!!

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Postby Toby B. » Wed Jul 03, 2002 8:49 pm

I have done some something similar to this on an old socket 7 Packard Bell.... The computer I had did not have any fans on it ( the fan connector was not compatible with the fan I put in it).

What I did was took an old socket 3 heat sink fan that had a connector(female) to hook to a spare power supply plug (male). Cut the heatsink fan off, and spliced on an old case fan fron a Zenith Data System GT-500. Of coarse this being an old setup it does not have the sensor wire on it, just the power and ground wires. It is running fine now and the system seems to be plenty cool.

jmstacey2000 wrote: Will it run at it's max?

The fan is going to run at the maximum allowed RPM until it burns itself out.

Hope this give some insight
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Postby jmstacey » Thu Jul 04, 2002 12:05 pm

I also had this fan laying around and decided to put it in as an intake fan. Only problem is that its got a sensor and slows way down because the outside air is cold. How could I disable the sensor on that, to run at max??

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Postby effika » Thu Jul 04, 2002 12:55 pm

If it's just a little wire sticking out, cutting it off usually works.
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Postby jmstacey » Thu Jul 04, 2002 2:02 pm

No wire sticking out except the 3(+, rpm monitor, and -). :cry:
Is there a little chip in there or something that I could disect out?? (take the fan apart, find the chip (or whatever), and remove it??
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