Hello all, so the fan on my VGA cooler (computer graphics cards fan/heatsink combo) crapped out and I found a cheap one from China. Turns out China uses a different sized two-pin connector to power the fan so I took the wiring from the old fan, cut the China-2-pin and spliced on the old 2-pin with electric tape.
It worked for a second but it turns out it didn't like the electric tape so much. It seemed to work when the wires are moved into various positions, as though either of the two cables were not completely connected. Took off the tape, re-stripped the cable to make the connection longer and twisted together what I thought could never be moved apart. But lo and behold, the fan only works when the wires are in juuuuust the right position.
So I noticed a part my friend used when he helped me build this computer years ago. Looks like a wire cap commonly used for house electrical work but is instead rubber and wrapped up with electric tape... however I have no idea what to call it and I'm unsure as to whether I could find it at Home Depot or if I need to go to a computer store (EDIT: SWMBO made a great suggestion... Radio Shack, duh. I'm assuming it'd be there?). It looks like this would be my best bet, unless there is something else it could be. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!
Pictured below is the part I'm speaking of (sorry for the crappy cell-phone pic):