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Converter for GPU Fan cable to Motherboard fan header?

Go to solution Solved by Edgar R. Zakarian,
8 minutes ago, Applefreak said:

Just carefully remove the red and black wires and put them into a 3 pin fan connector. You can buy those or use one from an old fan. You could also just cut the wires and connect them to those of, again, a dead fans cable. PWM won't work because there is no signal cable, so voltage control only.

I think this is what I was looking for.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/pc-Cooler-Cooling-Fan-4p-Female-to-GPU-Video-Card-Mini-4pin-Male-power-cable/142871288530?hash=item2143cadad2:g:MHQAAOSw4SxbTbPF

Any reason pwm/fan speed control wouldn't work with this? As I see it, 4 pins does include signal and PWM, instead of the GPU, I can control it though my mobo chassis fan header.

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Hi,

 

So long story short, GPU: P106-100 mining card, its bios only limits fans to go down to 50% which is pretty darn noisy still, especially while you're watching movies for a living room HTPC.

So my idea is to override the gpu's own bios fan control but to prevent a lot of zipties and headache with 2 new fans and an ugly gpu, just to simply plug out the gpu fan header and add it to the mobo.

 

Here comes the problem of course, the gpu fan header is really small and won't fit on the mobo, so is there a converter? (includes PWM, 3-4pin).

Would love not to solder anything if possible.

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Just carefully remove the red and black wires and put them into a 3 pin fan connector. You can buy those or use one from an old fan. You could also just cut the wires and connect them to those of, again, a dead fans cable. PWM won't work because there is no signal cable, so voltage control only.

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8 minutes ago, Applefreak said:

Just carefully remove the red and black wires and put them into a 3 pin fan connector. You can buy those or use one from an old fan. You could also just cut the wires and connect them to those of, again, a dead fans cable. PWM won't work because there is no signal cable, so voltage control only.

I think this is what I was looking for.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/pc-Cooler-Cooling-Fan-4p-Female-to-GPU-Video-Card-Mini-4pin-Male-power-cable/142871288530?hash=item2143cadad2:g:MHQAAOSw4SxbTbPF

Any reason pwm/fan speed control wouldn't work with this? As I see it, 4 pins does include signal and PWM, instead of the GPU, I can control it though my mobo chassis fan header.

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Do your fans have 4 pins? Most only have two.

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2 minutes ago, Applefreak said:

Do your fans have 4 pins? Most only have two.

How does the gpu control fan speed then?

 

Sure as heck looks like 4.

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Usually by voltage. Most fans will need 7 Volts to start up but can be slowed down afterwards to 3.3 Volts or in the other way up to 12 Volts. 

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