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I have a Dell Inspiron 530. Was getting 2 quick beeps on start up and loud fan noise. I replaced the cpu fan but the one I bought did not have the right plug for the motherboard connection. I had to modify the wiring. i took two wires from the old fan's plug that went into the motherboard, and connected them to the black and white wires from the new fan, The new fan works but I don't know what the othjer two wires from the original plug that goes to the motherboard are for. Any help would be appreciated.

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This model (as well as many other Dell desktops) has a DUAL SPEED CPU fan. If the motherboard detects that the CPU temp is running hot it will increase the speed of the CPU fan to lower the temp of the CPU. You should do a Google search for the correct CPU fan and purchase it and install it back into your computer.

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