Slightly odd question, but I can't find any other forum that would fit. Essentially, the 92mm case fan in this server is VERY loud, so we bought another one to replace it. However, it would appear that Compaq's fans use a different type of connector to the motherboard than the standard 3-pin for fans -- they instead have something similar to older CD-ROM drives' audio and what-not where it's a female 5-pin connector with one pin blocked out. Does anyone know what I could to do find some kind of adapter or modification to swap out this fan?
This wouldn't be a problem at all (we could use another connector on the mobo) if it weren't for the fact that if this particular (5 pin) connection is disconnected, the server at boot gives a "critical error system fan not operational" and then proceeds to reboot...then reboot...ad infinitum.