View Full Version : 2nd Cooling Fan Plug on Mainboard??

05-09-2001, 10:25 PM

Recently a freind of mine had his powersupply die, so I stole the cooling fan from it before he turfed it. My tower case has a special cooling fan case for a second cooling fan to slot into, so pluged it in. All was working fine, but the very odd slightly fat fan didnt quite fit the cage, Ive just recently found another standard fan. (the fans were the correct spec as recomended form mainboard manual) I did exactly as I should, checked the mainboard manual, used an earthing strap etc, but now neither of the fans will work. Have I damaged anything?? Not that its that important but i feel uneasy about it.

Thanks in advance

06-09-2001, 12:17 AM
If the fan has only a two connector plug, and the motherboard socket has a three pins (one for the sensor) then you may have it connected to the wrong pins.

You could also try a connecter to allow you to attach the fan to one of the powersupply connectors, which is what I use.