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Cooler won't fit. Please help

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Hello.

 

So l just got all my components and i got the motherboard in. Then l decided to connect my case fan to the motherboard. But the fans cable which has 3 pins, wont fit to the motherboard. I cant find where the fan cable goes on the motherboard. Is it safe to run the pc without case fans? Or is there a solution? My motherboard is Asus Z370-P ii. Case is NZXT H500

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You can plug them into the 4 pin fan headers on the board. 


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2 minutes ago, seba4011 said:

Okay. Thanks. What is PWM?

PWM is having control over the fan speed via software.  Pulse Width Modulation:

 

Pulse-width modulation (PWM) is a common method of controlling computer fans. A PWM-capable fan is usually connected to a 4-pin connector (pinout: Ground, +12 V, sense, control).

 


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As said, you can still plug into that header, its just that the fourth pin is for PWM and your fans don't support that so they just won't use it.


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On 3/14/2019 at 11:57 AM, jstudrawa said:

PWM is having control over the fan speed via software.  Pulse Width Modulation:

Fans can be controlled without PWM and with DC instead. PWM is just a way to getting analog results with digital means. For fans, it's powering a fan with 12v pulses as opposed to variable voltage.

 

@seba4011 2-4pin fan headers are backwards compatible. You can plug the fan into a fan header on the motherboard and set the header to DC for control.

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