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Old February 21, 2009, 11:28 PM
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Hello all, I have been wanting to replace the fan in my gamexstream for a while now. Its running as my home server's psu, and its too loud, and i don't want the LED's in it. I bought a noctua p12 off of Vortex, and I wanted to install it. However, once I took the psu apart, it seems the fan is connected by only a red and black wire, no yellow. Can I just cut the wires from both, and solder them on, and leave the yellow wire alone? the stock fan isn't connected by a 3 prong connector, and I cannot seem to pull it off, so it would seem that the only way to put a new one on is by cutting the wires, and attaching a new fan on like that.
I also don't mind going and buying a fan that will fit (no yellow wires), but it has to be silent!
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Old February 21, 2009, 11:51 PM
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You can cut off the yellow wire, most of the time, it's just useless. All you need is the black and red wire, and make sure you get it right, or you'll fry your fan.
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Old February 22, 2009, 11:32 AM
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awsome. Thank you, its done, and seems to be working *knock on wood*
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Old February 22, 2009, 12:47 PM
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FYI, the yellow wire on a 3 pin fan is the RPM sensor.
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Old February 22, 2009, 01:48 PM
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ahh, thanks. I was wondering what it was. Oh well, the fan on the psu didn't have one, so I assume its ok without it. I changed my mind, and used an sflex instead of the noctua. I didn't want to wreck the noctua when ncix doesn't have any more in stock right now..
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Old February 22, 2009, 01:55 PM
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So what was the end result? Do you find a noise difference? Is the PSU still running cool enough?
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Old February 22, 2009, 03:20 PM
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the noise is significantly quieter. I don't know the temps of the psu.. I need to find that out :P However, from sticking my hand near the psu, and the exhaust air, it feels about the same as before.
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