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    northbridge fan

    Hey, im upgrading soon, but on my current mobo the northbridge fan has died an ugly death.

    Its ok at the moment as it has a big fan blowing on it, but when i get the new mobo etc i'll be moving it to an old case with not so much airflow, so i need to replace the fan.

    Any one have any recommendations?

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    airflow does fa. all you need is extractor fan at back, and one in the side or at front or both, will help.

    fans will die, if it does, then your mobo is pretty ****ed tbh. having more airflow will not make the fan last longer

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    It will be a 40mm fan on a northbridge right? Just buy another one and screw it on, presuming it's a standard type fan.

    Otherwise you could take it off, take the sticker off, oil it and see if that brings it to life for a bit.

    What motherboard is it? Perhaps the fan isn't totally necessary for that northbridge, or just slapping a bigger passive heatsink on will suffice.
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    i've had the fan unplugged for a week now, so its not gonna die from lack off cooling atm.

    I know the fan won't last much longer, thats why im asking what to replace it with

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    The 40mm fan starting screeching then gave up on my old KT266A Epox board. I just disconnected it and it carried on working absolutely fine. For ages...

    Personally, I think a 40mm fan does very little in a well ventilated case. It doesn't generate enough airflow to be game changing. If it works without the fan and carries on working and running stably, there is no issue!

    My Asus A78NX-Deluxe has a passive cooler and I love the silence. If heat is an issue, consider the Zalmann or similar. Otherewise, no problem

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    get a passive Zalmon, to keep things silent. drop me a PM if u want to know where to get one for £5

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    When the N/b fan on my old Asus A7v133-C mobo dide on me I replaced it with a coolermaster 40mm fan. It has its own little heatsink on it, and a adheisive pad on the bottom. I just bent the screw holes back on the old n/b fan fitting and slotted the heatsink with fan in, was better than the original
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    I think ill probably get a nice quiet solution like the zalmon, plaster it to the northbridge of my new board (nf7-s) and put that an on the old mobo...that way the mainrig stays nice an quiet

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