Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: BitFenix Spectre 120mm Case Fan and Asus z87pro pin issue

15 Dec 2013   #1
bethy1234

windows 7
 
 
BitFenix Spectre 120mm Case Fan and Asus z87pro pin issue

Hi Team,

I was recommended to buy some BitFenix Spectre 120mm Case Fans for my Asus z87pro board. The trouble is that the fans only have 3 pins and the mobo has multiple fan inputs setup to accept four pins.

My specific questions are: will i damage my mobo if I try to use these fans, and secondly, which of the four pins should i insert the three pins into?

Thanks for looking


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
15 Dec 2013   #2
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

the forth wire is for PWM fan speed control. It will work fine on a 4 pin header, on of the pins is slightly more offset than the rest, thats the one that you leave unplugged.
Some bios's you have to select voltage over PWM on the fan headers in order for it to work, but i think its mainly gigabyte ones. Not changing it will result in the fans running at 100% all the time.
Another alternative is a cheap fan speed controller, fits in a drive bay and gives you easy control over fans for around 10 ($10)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Dec 2013   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

The motherboard male connector should have a little barb sticking up that guides you to the proper connection method. On the wire connector their should be a little slot for the barb to fit in. Installing a 3 pin connector correctly on a 4 pin connection point for fans will not hurt your motherboard.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 BitFenix Spectre 120mm Case Fan and Asus z87pro pin issue




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Which usb 3 pci express cards for Asus z87pro mobo?
Hi team, I am considering adding a pair of pci express usb 3 cards to my mobo to run my ever-growing number of usb2 devices.. I have seen these 7 port cards on Ebay, ORICO PVU3-5O2I 7 Ports USB 3.0 20-Pin PCI-E express card Controller Hub New | eBay Has anybody used these? I would also...
Hardware & Devices
Suggestions for cubase 7 professional sound card for Asus z87pro mobo
Hi Chaps I am looking for any suggestions for a professional soundcard for my new motherboard which is an asus z87pro. I was up until recently using an m-audio 1010lt audiocard with multiple ins and outs which i used with cubase 7. Since this card no longer fits i am looking for any...
Sound & Audio
2 120mm fans on Asus z87-a motherboard?
hey :) before I get a motherboard, I'm between the z87-a and the z87 pro. I have 4 case fans, and on the z87-a, there's only 3 care fan headers. Would it be bad to run 2 120mm fans off the same header using a y cable? Thanks guys :)
Hardware & Devices
PC build, Red LED on Asus motherboard, no power/HDD LED's on case
So this is a wired one, this is not my PC but a rig I have built from a mix of my old components and new parts. the CPU,motherboard,GPU where old parts and the rest where new. When the build was put together, it worked first time installed windows/drivers, then I powered it off at the wall and...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Moving To an ASUS case.....PLSS HELP ME
Hi all , I want to move my old rig , an AMD Athlon Xp2200+ with 1Gb DDR1 ram and Ati Radeon Hd 3450 into an ASUS TA-B22........... Please help me :cry: , i want to know if my MOBO will enter it's an Gigabyte GA-7N400 , with Socket A and AGP 8x and 4 DDR 1 slots :devil::devil::D
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Asus turns motherboard packaging into a PC case
Asus turns motherboard packaging into a PC case A Guy
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:59.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App