In trying to help someone on this forum I discovered it next to impossible to find a supplier of a replacement 4cm Northbridge cooling fan. A few passive coolers, and one enormous heatsink/ fan combo,(all to big for a SFF case) but no direct replacement for a simple fan.
CPU coolers are available in a bewildering range of shapes and sizes; why is the NB so neglected? After all, these tiny often do fail or start screeching.
Just curious. Happily my mobo has a large, passive heatsink.
if you look at the questions / answers below the maplins fan entry you read this:
"Q) The chipset fan on my MSI KT4 mobo has become noisy. The fan has 2 fixing screws. Would this fan (RY85G) be a suitable replacement? - Derek Preece A) No this is not designed to cool chip sets specifically for case cooling or bay coolers."
Why does nobody manufacture / sell replacement NB fans with the correct 2 pin connector and 2 screw fixing which look pretty standard? The motherboard manufacturers must get them from somewhere!
Epirb406 is still having to chop off a 3 pin connector and solder on the old 2 pin one. (which wire doesn't he need?)