Question regarding CPU fan

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by Originality, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    Ok, this is a quick and easy question.

    Situation: The fan for the HSF of my brother's computer has "flown off". Needless to say, he can't put it back in, so he needs a replacement fan. Fortunately it's simply a matter of getting a new 120mm fan and clipping it into place.

    Question: Since most 120mm fans come with a 3 pin connector, will it fit into the 4 pin CPU_FAN header on the motherboard?

    Since my brother needs it urgently, and where he lives there are no suitable shops for HSF/fan replacements, I'm gonna have to buy one in the morning and take a train to deliver it. Still, it would be helpful to just check this one point where I'm not sure (and google is surprisingly unhelpful).
  2. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

    Dec 23, 2008
    United States
    It should work just fine.

    Nevermind about what was here before. Now that I think about it, it probably wasn't a fan port
  3. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United States