By: Rob Bunting (IP: 69.213.137.*)
Written on: 28-02-2005 09:23
....forgot to mention that this is a PII (333MHz) CPU, if it matters.
By: Tillmann (IP: 83.121.39.*)
Written on: 28-02-2005 12:58
since the old fan only had two wires, the system does not have RPM monitoring capabilities. But that's no problem. Even if the new fan comes with 3 wires, one of them is optional. You only need to connect the red and black wire, the same way the red and black wires of the old fan were connected. Of course you won't get RPM monitoring, but the fan itself will work fine.
See http://www.heatsink-guide.com/connector.shtml for details on the fan connector. Also, check if the new fan has the same voltage as the old one - there's a 99% chance hat both are 12V, so no problem. But some obscure older systems use 5V fans.