[SOLVED] I need help connecting my cpu fan

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I am building a pc for the first time right now, and I ordered a fan for the cpu. The fan has a 4 pin connector and the motherboard a 5 pin! How can I get these to work? Is there an adapter or something? Thanks.
 
I got an entire cooler. Heat sink and fan. My motherboard is the Dell optiplex 9010 motherboard and my cooler is just an intel socket 1155 cooler
Dell uses proprietary 5-pin fan connector.
You could have got a Dell fan or compatible fan for Dell Optiplex 9010 .
https://www.newegg.com/p/1YF-00B0-00200

Since you already purchased a standard 4-pin fan then you should get a Dell compatible 5-pin to 4-pin fan adapter.
You could get one from Amazon or eBay and many other places.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073XJV5L9/
https://www.ebay.com/i/323059517018
 
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You got just a fan or a CPU cooler?
Could you post your motherboard and fan models.
CPU coolers and fans usually have a 3-pin or 4-pin connector.
I got an entire cooler. Heat sink and fan. My motherboard is the Dell optiplex 9010 motherboard and my cooler is just an intel socket 1155 cooler
 

Plicker19

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Then It's probably not compatible. sorry. :(
Hey, at least your pc isn't having a cut power switch cable, no monitor signal, and fan motor burnt out.
 
I got an entire cooler. Heat sink and fan. My motherboard is the Dell optiplex 9010 motherboard and my cooler is just an intel socket 1155 cooler
Dell uses proprietary 5-pin fan connector.
You could have got a Dell fan or compatible fan for Dell Optiplex 9010 .
https://www.newegg.com/p/1YF-00B0-00200

Since you already purchased a standard 4-pin fan then you should get a Dell compatible 5-pin to 4-pin fan adapter.
You could get one from Amazon or eBay and many other places.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073XJV5L9/
https://www.ebay.com/i/323059517018
 
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Gfost73

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knowing the wire diagram could you not simply cut the old conection off the old fan unit, then rewire on new one (loosing out on 1 wire) and plug that in?
 

Karadjgne

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Some ppl are manually adept at such things, some are not and don't want to risk destroying the one thing that does work, the new cooler. A wiring adapter is a safer bet for them.

Also, many newer coolers are coming with sleeved or all black wires and one wrong move can have ugly results.
 

Gfost73

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Some ppl are manually adept at such things, some are not and don't want to risk destroying the one thing that does work, the new cooler. A wiring adapter is a safer bet for them.

Also, many newer coolers are coming with sleeved or all black wires and one wrong move can have ugly results.
true enough, better safe than sorry..
 
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