Originally Posted by erf2u
hey nextoo, was your controller connectors the same as the fan connectors? or did you have to "splice" wires to make this work?
I got a Zalman Fan mate 2 and the cpnnectors were not compatible. The wire colors are also different. If you made any special wiring connections, can you post how you did them, or post the wiring diagram? The wire colors on my fan were (black, blue, red - in the same order (blue in the middle))
There is a bit of dicing and splicing. You need to swap the fan connector with the Fan Mate 2 connector. The Fan Mate 2 connector with the red, black, and yellow leads gets swapped with the OEM fan connector.
Splice the wires like this:
Red - Red
Black - Black
Yellow - Blue
It works great. You'll be suprised.
Also these fans are made by Delta. They are stock off the shelf PC fans. Directron is selling a very similiar model for $1.00 or 8 for $10.00. The only real difference is the Directron replacement fan runs at 4800 RPM versus the OEM which runs at 4400 RPM. So it could be a bit louder. But with the Fan Mate 2 it doesn't matter.http://www.directron.com/5cmfan.html