X190XT power connector plug needed

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by fandsw, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. fandsw macrumors regular

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    Hey gang,

    picked up an Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 for my X1900XT card. Got tired of hearing the stock fan kick up every month or so needed to be vacuumed out as the fins got clogged. Anywho, the cooler is designed to work alone without a fan and is working great, however I would like to install the fan module for the cooler to give it just a bit more cooling power, especially with hot Alabama summers on the horizon. Does anybody have a spare stock X1900XT fan 3 pin power plug available or know of a source of one? My mac pro is still under Applecare, so if anything happens and I need to get it back to Apple I need to return the video card to stock form, thus not allowing me to use the plug that is on the stock fan I removed.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. yeroen macrumors 6502a

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    Is this what you're looking for? :

    http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/lovemacs_1991_297597737

    It's available here:
    http://www.welovemacs.com/9227128.html

    I know it says Quadro but it should be the same thing. There's commentary about the Mac X1900 power cable here: http://www.tenthousandpercent.com/?section=other&article=93

    If I got it wrong and that isn't what you're looking for, you should search welovemacs.com for the part (you can judge for yourself whether they sell at rip-off prices).
     
  3. fandsw thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, it's a small 1/4" x 3/8" connector that powers the fan from the stock heatsink and plugs into the video card. It has 3 wires running to it - red, black, and white.
     
  4. yeroen macrumors 6502a

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    I suspect that power cable going to be really hard to find, unless you can salvage a melted X1900 off ebay for parts.

    Instead of plugging the fan modules into the card, can you plug them via adapter into the motherboard?

    Also, it may be sufficient to just use smcFanControl. You could just ramp up the PCI fans to ~1000RPM, which will give provide much more airflow over the fins and still maintain the noise at a tolerable level.
     

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