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Sean Kendle Jan 06, 2007, 08:59pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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My K7N2 Delta ILSR motherboard fan has stopped spinning, and it's causing my computer to overheat to about 60 degrees C, but I can keep it to an uncomfortably warm 51-52 with a big box fan pressed unceremoniously against the side of it with the side panel removed.

How do I locate another fan? It's the fan for the chipset, not the CPU.

Lemme know what I can do! Thanks!

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john albrich Jan 06, 2007, 09:21pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jan 06, 2007, 09:27pm EST

>> Re: Mobo fan stopped working
You may need to know such things as:
Maximum RPMs (so can provide right cooling level)
Maximum current or power drain (so don't overload mobo circuits)
Fan dimensions (W, L, and H) Usu. something like 70mm x 70mm x 20mm)

Check out mobo (or computer, as appropriate) website for replacement parts

Call your mobo (or computer, as appropriate) manufacturer

Search online for your mobo and replacement fans

Search online for fan part number (if available)

Look through vendor websites like,,, etc. --- lots of them around

You may or may not be able to find a replacement fan without having to buy a heatsink as well. Hopefully you can find a replacement fan that will attach to your existing chipset heat-sink or chipset fan bracket.

Make sure connector fits your existing connector in size and number of pins. You may or may not be able to verify wiring polarity, and may have to re-wire the connector. That doesn't happen too often but I've run across a few non-standard fan connectors.

Don't buy a "sleeve bearing" fan under any circumstances
Good -"ball-bearing"
Better-"Dual ball-bearing"
Best-"Ceramic bearing"

micro Jan 07, 2007, 01:57am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Mobo fan stopped working
I had/have the same board. It is a fairly small heatsink. Just go down to any pc store and buy one off the shelf. Or even buy a small fan from a pc store and just wire it directly to the heatsink.(staples and walmart arnt pc stores) You can easily get one online, but they will have one on the shelf that you can easily match up to yours.

In sae it is 1 7/8" x 1 7/8". Tallest point is 3/4". It sems to be a pretty universal heatsink. It has less fins and area on it, since it has a fan attached to it.

To get you by you could pull hte sticker off of the top of the fan and put some mineral, or 3 in 1 oil on the bearing and see if it can get you by.

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