trying to source Northbridge fan replacement

  [DELETED] 09:57 20 Mar 2006

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.

  [DELETED] 10:13 20 Mar 2006

A quick search for a 4cm fan at maplins produced click here={AC80A4FD-FC27-4215-8429-7470F92A4DCE}

  [DELETED] 10:13 20 Mar 2006

click here={AC80A4FD-FC27-4215-8429-7470F92A4DCE}

  [DELETED] 10:14 20 Mar 2006

Sorry the link will not convert, search maplins for the required item.

  [DELETED] 10:18 20 Mar 2006

I thought Epirb406's fan was turning up today?

" I have plumped for a generic replacement from an ebay shop which I am assuming I will have to change the plug on."

" Tomorrow I will have a generic 40 mm fan in my sweaty little hand and will swap over the connecter."

Or is Epirb406 still looking for a Colorful CF- 12410s DC 12V Max 0.13A ?

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  [DELETED] 10:36 20 Mar 2006

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?)

  [DELETED] 10:48 20 Mar 2006

It is available but from korea. click here first item listed.

" which wire doesn't he need? "

Just needs the pwr and gdd wires connected. click here

  Graham ® 11:11 20 Mar 2006

I have bought fans from this seller on eBay
click here

  [DELETED] 13:10 20 Mar 2006

Your fan doesn't seem to appear on their site but a telephone call to them told me that they do supply the item you want
click here

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