Need a fan for AIW 9600 Pro

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The stock fan on my ATI All-in-Wonder 9600 Pro is grinding loudly and I've tried cleaning it out, but it's just dying. Does anyone know of a fan that will FOR SURE fit on this? I bought a Vantec Iceberq4, but there are two capacitors on the card that prevent the copper heatsinc from laying flat on the GPU. Please help. Thanks!
 

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I put an old passive sink from a Hurcules GeForce2 MX card on mine, then screwed on a 40mm fan on top. It's superior to the original cooler because it has a deeper fan and more fin area, as well as a longer bearing shaft for less wear from oscilation.

What I'm saying is that any small passive cooler paired with a small CPU fan is a better option than the coolers cards come with. You should be able to find a large chipset cooler with the correct pin placement.

The reason stock coolers are comprimised is to fit within a narrow area. I never put a card next to AGP anyway, so I always have a bit of extra space.

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So, what do I need to do? Just find a bunch of old heatsincs/fans and keep trying them till I find one that fits, or is there a more scientific way of finding one? I was hoping to find some exact dimensions that I could just search for on the internet or computer shops.
 

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Actually these things are fairly standard, and used to be even more standard. There are two standard pin layouts for chipset/vga coolers, one has the pins at the corners, the other has them staggered at the sides. Yours and mine are of the second variety. Any standard sized chipset/vga cooler fits (provided you get one with the right pin location to attach it), it's the oversized units that don't.

I'll look for you :smile:

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Hmm, I'm having a bit of difficulty here, the old stuff seems to be hard to find. Too bad you don't collect these things like me, I upgraded the Hurcules card to a large cooler long ago, so I had this one laying around and added a fan to it.

I work with a local shop, would you like me to source something for you?

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Yes, I have several 45mm coolers here that fit 40mm CPU fans perfectly but have no pins...if anyone decides they want to use epoxy.

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Thanks, but I'd rather not use epoxy. I'll keep looking, and in the meantime if you do find something that'll fit with pins, I'd probably like to buy that from you.
 

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Would you like me to make one for you from a larger sink that's been cut down?

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If it will fit the card using pins, and I can get a fan that will fit the sinc, yeah, that'd be great! How much would I owe you?
 

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I'd include a fan and would make it for $10. The parts would actually be free, the $10 would be for the hour or so I'd spend making the part for you :smile:

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