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Thread: Northbridge fan died




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    hey whatsup everyone,

    friend of mine has a MSI kt400-ultra he got from newegg prlly about a year ago, and the northbridge fan is whacking out -- most of the time it is not running and when leaving the comp on overnight, it reboots and suspends.. is it easy to replace a northrbidge fan (never did it, not sure how its connected), or should i try and RMA it, (think newegg will do it after that long)?

    thanks alot guy

    -chris

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    Newegg only warrants purchases and does RMA requests within 30 days. He's out of luck.

    The Northbridge should not need a fan, most of them use just a heatsink and work just fine. However if you want a new one there are several companies that make aftermarket ones such as the Vantec Iceberg.

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    Yes it is easy so just find a suitable replacement fan (or better if possible) but the red wire is 12v+ (yellow PSU wire) and the black is 12v- (black wire beside the yellow PSU wire) and if the fan has a yellow or white wire then this is the monitorin' wire. If this is just the standard sleeve bearin' 40mm x 10mm fan then look for a 40mm x 15mm ballbearin' fan as this will not only cool better (more cfm) but last longer as well though a touch louder to some ears (a lot of early mobo's used sleeve bearin' fans which died quickly).

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