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How to use the 4-pin adapter?

Under what conditions do you need a 4-pin adapter?

Your graphics card:

1. is using a non-standard fan socket* (e.g. 5-pin, flipped polarity)
2. is using a passive cooler as the stock cooler

*When using a newer graphics card of Nvidia’s RTX Series with 14-pin fan socket, we recommend using one of our NV 14-pin Adapter – Cable.

How to connect the 4-pin adapter?

The differences between 7V and 12V socket*

7V: Moderate fan speed. It gives the best balance between cooling performance and noise level. It is recommended for normal usage.
12V: Full fan speed depending on the fan design. It gives the best cooling performance and it is recommended for high duty usage.

*The fan speed is fixed regardless of the GPU's condition.

Steps

1. Ensure your PSU has spare power source and plug in the 4-pin adapter.

2. Connect your ARCTIC graphics card cooler's power plug to the preferred socket.

Please note: Make sure the connector is plugged into the corresponding socket (i.e. A 3-pin plug should be connected to a 3-pin socket and a 4-pin plug should be connected to a 4-pin socket). If the plug is connected to the wrong socket, the motor will burn immediately due to incorrect polarity.