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Old 31-08-09, 01:20 AM
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I was wondering if I can cut the molex connector on my Yate Loon 140mm fan and will it still work if I use the 3 pin ?

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Old 31-08-09, 07:34 AM
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I take you are meaning removing the 4 pin power molex and replacing it with the 3 pin that plugs onto the motherboard header..............

I have had fans that had both options by default, Nexus, and they worked fine on either.

You may have to check the power requirements of the larger fan against the output of the 3 pin board header
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Old 31-08-09, 09:29 PM
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No i have 3 pin connector I'm just asking if i can cut the molex connector and will the fan still work?
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Old 31-08-09, 10:49 PM
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On my old Nexus ones they had both 3pin and molex and i chopped the molex off and it was fine. trace the wires and see if you'd be breaking the circuit.
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Old 01-09-09, 12:56 AM
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I'm sorry, I don't get the part when you if you'd be breaking the circuit.
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Old 01-09-09, 08:34 AM
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Well it would depend if the two different connectors are in series or parallel mate
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Old 01-09-09, 12:43 PM
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I think the easiest way here is if you post a picture and we will just tell you if it will work or not.
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Old 01-09-09, 09:43 PM
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The molex top red and black cord are the ones connected to the molex connector
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Old 01-09-09, 09:45 PM
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The top red and black cord are the ones connected to the molex connector
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Old 01-09-09, 09:47 PM
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show a picture of the fan and molex aswell, but by the looks of that aslong as the black and red cables only go to the molex it will be fine.
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