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How do I fit my VGA silencer on my Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB?  Different Pin Number.

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There are only holes for 2 pins on the VGA Silencer while there are 3 pins on the video card. is there any way i can get this to work?
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Honestly, I doubt it.

The only thing i can suggest is to go to www.ati.com and see if you can't find somthign there that will work for you.
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Who manufactured your Radeon? The ATI reference design shows only two holes to mount the heat/sink fan...compatible with the VGA Silencer. Your card may not be of reference design. Also, some earlier versions of the VGA Silencer had limited compatibility with ATI boards. Which revision/version is your Silencer?...T
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its made by ATI, and the Silencer is Rev. 3
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Are you talking about the power supply for the fan (old question)?  The third wire is for thermal control, so you should be able to splice it, or get a 3-wire to 2-wire adapter.
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Usually, if hardware is physically incompatible, its that way for a reason. The manufacturers site will be your best bet for a work around if one exists.
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well, yeah I'm talking about the power supply for the VGA silencer fan.  I read about a guy who said he just stuck the two pronged connected onto the bottom 2 pins on the card and it worked.  So i just tried that and it appears to be working fine.  I also tried connecting it to a 3 pronged fan controller and that worked fine as well.  By "worked fine" I mean the fan is spinning pretty well, so I assume its alright.  If one of the pins is for thermal control, and the fan is spinning, it must be connected to the two "power" pins, and wouldnt that mean that its working fine? I'm not sure, but I hope so... What do you think?
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that should be *two pronged connector connected
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You should be ok with that, as long as there is little chance of bare wires crossing (ie, tape and secure the wires).  The fan was designed to run at full speed all the time.
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