Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Fri Nov 14 21:42:24 GMT 2008

2008/11/14 Steven Vollom <stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net>:
> If I plug into a 3 pin connector with a 4 pin plug, which side of the 3
> pin has the open pin hole?

The 4-pin connector looks like this:

Because the old 3-pin connector looked like this:

Therefore, if you center the plastic gripper on the pins you will have
connected the connector correctly. However, I've only ever done the
opposite: connected a 3-pin fan to a 4-pin motherboard. So be sure to
boot directly into BIOS and the temp meter, and keep an eye on the
temp and the fans. If it gets above 45 degrees Celcius and the fans
still doesn't come on then shut it down. If the fan does come on,
leave it running and make sure that it doesn't go over 60 (It
shouldn't with no load).

Please report back with your discoveries. I'd like to know. Don't
worry about damaging the processor unless you get over 70 degrees.
I've only ever seen Intels get damaged at that temp, and even that is
a rarity.

Dotan Cohen



More information about the kubuntu-users mailing list