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Zalman VF900 Power Connectors

Discussion in 'ATI' started by psistormyamato@cs.com, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. Guest

    I am thinking about buying the Zalman VF900, but I'm not sure if
    everything that I need is included in the kit, or if I to purchase an
    additional connector.
    http://www.zalman.co.kr/ENG/product/Product_Read.asp?Idx=144

    The fan has a 3-pin connector, which is supposed to plug into the "Fan
    Mate" speed controller. The manual states: "Connect the appropriate 3-
    pin connector on the cable to the motherboard fan header and the VF900-
    Cu fan connector." But what am I supposed to do if I don't have any
    spare 3-pin connectors on my motherboard?

    In a previous post, First of One said: "The Zalman does not plug into
    the card. It connects to a 4-pin molex from
    your power supply. The little black box is a manual fan speed adjuster
    that
    you can optionally use. Many people skip the adjuster and just run the
    fan
    at 100% speed all the time. " But the manual says that the included
    Fan Mate cable is a 6-pin connector.

    Did they redesign the VF900, or what? Do I need to buy some kind of 4-
    pin molex to 3-pin fan connector to make a direct connection?
     
    , Feb 12, 2008
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  2. First of One Guest

    To clarify, the VF900 has a 3-pin connector, the same type as those used on
    CPU fans. If you have a spare fan header on your motherboard, the VF900 can
    be plugged into the motherboard without any additional adapters.

    To run the VF900 off the PSU instead, you need a 3 to 4-pin adapter like
    this one:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812189119
    Note only 2 of the 3 pins are used. The 3rd pin is for RPM monitoring, which
    is meaningless when plugged into the PSU.

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    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I am thinking about buying the Zalman VF900, but I'm not sure if
    > everything that I need is included in the kit, or if I to purchase an
    > additional connector.
    > http://www.zalman.co.kr/ENG/product/Product_Read.asp?Idx=144
    >
    > The fan has a 3-pin connector, which is supposed to plug into the "Fan
    > Mate" speed controller. The manual states: "Connect the appropriate 3-
    > pin connector on the cable to the motherboard fan header and the VF900-
    > Cu fan connector." But what am I supposed to do if I don't have any
    > spare 3-pin connectors on my motherboard?
    >
    > In a previous post, First of One said: "The Zalman does not plug into
    > the card. It connects to a 4-pin molex from
    > your power supply. The little black box is a manual fan speed adjuster
    > that
    > you can optionally use. Many people skip the adjuster and just run the
    > fan
    > at 100% speed all the time. " But the manual says that the included
    > Fan Mate cable is a 6-pin connector.
    >
    > Did they redesign the VF900, or what? Do I need to buy some kind of 4-
    > pin molex to 3-pin fan connector to make a direct connection?
     
    First of One, Feb 13, 2008
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  3. ShadowTek Guest

    OK, thanks again. I just want to be sure of everything before I start
    spending money. lol
     
    ShadowTek, Feb 13, 2008
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