i bought a new motherboard which needs a fan that requires pins to be inserted in.
so i got a new fan so i started inserting it, i thought it was installed correctly but the cpu temp is getting high so much.
so i realized that not all the pins was inserted i tried to insert them but i cant.
if i want stick pins i either have to stick downer part without upper part or upper part without downer part.
specs are :
gigabyte ga-ep45-ud3l (motherboard)
pentioum 4 2mb 3.00ghz
nividia geforce 540 gtx
fan = core i2 duo (not the problem with the fan)

the motherboard im using

  • Please tell us which fan you are asking about. – AFH Oct 17 '17 at 16:56
  • the fan is a core i2 duo fan – Marwan Daloub Oct 17 '17 at 16:57
  • hello, are you still there? – Marwan Daloub Oct 17 '17 at 17:31
  • You should add an annotated picture of the motherboard to your question. – AFH Oct 17 '17 at 17:38
  • okay, i got you a picture of my motherboard – Marwan Daloub Oct 17 '17 at 17:49

I'm assuming you are talking about the Fan connector, not the heatsink.

Your fan should have a 4 pin plug, which fits the 4 pin header on your mainboard, which is labled "CPU_FAN".

This should be your 4 pin CPU fan plug:

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If your fan only got 3 pins it will still work. There is a flap on one side of the CPU_FAN header on your mainboard which should align with your fan plug. If you plug a 3 pin plug on a 4 pin connector correctly your fan will still work.

If you got a 4 pin fan plug and a 3 pin fan header on your mainboard your fan will work aswell!

Just make sure to align the flap on the header with your plug like so:

like so.

  • i found the problem, thanks for helping anyway! and yea, that was my problem :) – Marwan Daloub Oct 17 '17 at 19:18

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