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ahmad najeeb Jan 25, 2009, 03:20am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey everyone .. So like 2 days ago, the stock chipset fan in DFI nF4 SLI-DR motherboard just died on me ... I am trying to revive it these days, but in case it doesn't work, I'm gonna need an aftermarket chipset cooler for my DFI nF4 SLI-DR motherboard ... by the way, I have my video card plugged in the bottom PCI-E slot, one which is not directly in front of the chipset fan cooler space ..

So, any chipset fan cooler suggestions for my DFI nF4 SLI-DR motherboard ? :)


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micro Jan 25, 2009, 10:47am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need a replacement chipset fan for my DFI nF4 SLI-DR mobo ..
As for any particular one, no. But here are many to choose from from newegg.I dont know who your local supplier would be.

http://tinyurl.com/bfxduj

I would assume that any of these would work, or just replace the fan.. In the mean time you can use hair clipper or sewing machine oil on the fan to extend its life. (mineral oil, not vegetable)

Or tie down a case fan some where blowing on the chip to get you by.

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Adam Kolak Jan 25, 2009, 12:34pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need a replacement chipset fan for my DFI nF4 SLI-DR mobo ..
In all reality, you probably could get by with a good solid passive northbridge cooler such as those from Thermalright. There were plenty of nForce 4 based boards that simply had small passive coolers on them.

I'd check out this cooler here, they even show it being placed on what appears to be a DFI Lanparty nForce 4 based motherboard:
http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_page/product_page/chipset/hr...05sli.html
Again with this one you can use it with or without a fan.

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>> Re: Need a replacement chipset fan for my DFI nF4 SLI-DR mobo ..
An Antec Cool Spot will do the job perfectly and cool other components aswell. I have 2 of these in my rig one directly on the RAM the other facing the back of my GPU.

I found them very good but used in conjuction with a "PROPER" set up airflow in a case. As in front fan sucking in air....side panel complementing air...top fan drawing air out along with back panel.

http://www.xsreviews.co.uk/reviews/misc-coolers/antec-spot-cool/

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ahmad najeeb Jan 28, 2009, 02:28pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need a replacement chipset fan for my DFI nF4 SLI-DR mobo ..
OK thanx for the help everyone :) .. So I think I'm gonna buy this Evercool VC-RE .. I got two more questions about the thermal compound re-application procedure ...

1) The Evercool VC-RE fan kit already has some thermal compuound in it. Do you think that's good enough, or should I buy some Arctic Silver Ceramique just for this .. ? I mean, I know that Arctic Silver Ceramique may give slightly better results than the compound coming with the Evercool VC-RE, but would the difference be so much that I should specially buy Arctic Silver Ceramique for this ? Also, to be very honest, I really just want to get the new fan up and running .. I'm not really crazy about reaching the best possible performance ... So would the thermal compound coming with the Evercool VC-RE be good enough for me ?

2) Secondly, about the alcohol cleaning substance thats needed to clean up the chip's top before re-appling some thermal compound ... does this alcohol solution need to be something specific, or can it be just any other ordinary alcohol solution used for cleaning household stuff ?

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