Power connector question

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  1. casull

    casull New Member

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    My Arctic VGA Silencer 3 (the 9800xt one) has a power connecter I'm not familiar with, and I don't know where to plug it in. It's a 3-pin connector about 1/4 inch across. I assumed that it would just plug straight into the power supply, but I don't see anything like that in the array of connectors coming out of the PSU... what do I need to connect this to?
     
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    prolly is the 3-pin fan header found on your mobo.
     
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    as far as I can tell, there's no connecter for a GPU fan...
     
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    connect it to a system fan header.

    or you can get a 3-to-4 pin adaptor and plug it into a psu's molex lead.
     
  5. casull

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    upon closer inspection... it's 2 pins. I tried connecting it to 2 or the 3 pins of a standard 3-pin, but the holes in the 2-pin are too close-set.

    edit: also, the cord is only like 4 inches long, like it wasn't meant to go very far...
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    what kind of videocard are you putting it on? i had the same cooler for my 9700 pro, and it just pluged into the fan header on the videocard.
     
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    that did it, thanks!

    Next thing... my fans are running through my fan controller, but it doesn't change their speed at all when I turn the knobs... it's a vantec nexus.
     

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