Hardware Thread, Cooling fan with a difference in Technical; After a bit of googling it seems the 5-pin connector is Dell only... solution - multimeter one of the fans ...
5th March 2010, 02:49 PM #46
After a bit of googling it seems the 5-pin connector is Dell only... solution - multimeter one of the fans (should be able to get a contact just inside the connector. Find 12v, spilce wires onto one of those 3 pin splitters - done!
That way the Dell will still think it's got a proper fan plugged in (as aparently you have to hit F1 on boot if they don't) and you can splice on whatever fan catches your eye...
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5th March 2010, 03:00 PM #47
Why not replace the pc with an atom based pc - much less power and therefore going to run a lot cooler?
If not how about one of the antec thermally controlled fans running off a 12v power supply? - It will only come on when its needed then?
5th March 2010, 03:03 PM #48
Another idea to consider, thanks.
Originally Posted by Sirbendy
5th March 2010, 03:13 PM #49
There is no spare SATA, and what cable there is that we might splice off of, is about 1" in length, so there is no room for manoeuvre really. In addition, the machine is under warranty with Dell, so slicing connectors and cables up isn't really an option as it would undoubtedly invalidate our warranty.
Originally Posted by contink
5th March 2010, 03:27 PM #50
Ahh, good point.
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