Fan for CPU

  cairdie 20:14 13 Oct 2003

Dear Members

My Pentium 2 CPU fan stopped working. I am having difficulty finding the correct replacement as apparently they are now obsolete. Managed to get one from another PC (don't know what kind it was)but this has only two wires. The one I am replacing has 3 wires; the third wire being yellow. Does anybody have any idea what this extra wire is for. PS. I am using the new fan so it seems to work.


  mark e 20:17 13 Oct 2003

I think the 3rd wire is for sensing the sprrd of the fan. although I could be wrong

  DieSse 20:24 13 Oct 2003

You're correct mark e, the third wire is the speed sensor (tachometer) output.

So you won't get a read out of fan speed, nor be able to get a warning if it stops.

  cairdie 20:28 13 Oct 2003

Thanks for the help. It is brilliant that you can post a question and have the answer to your problem within half and hour.

  The Sack 20:29 13 Oct 2003

Just dont forget to alter your BIOS to stop looking for a CPU fan fail.

  mark e 20:55 13 Oct 2003

i'm going to have to get a dyslexic keyboard to assist my typing

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

OnePlus 5T review

How to draw a mandala

iPhone X review

Les meilleures enceintes Bluetooth à moins de 150 euros