Having the DFI Lanparty UT nForce4 Ultra-D motherboard is a great thing. Not only are you presented with a rock solid motherboard, but it's built for the tweaker in all of us. From the ability to hack the board to allow SLI to the slew of overclocking settings in the BIOS, the Ultra-D has it all.
Actually, I take that back. It does lack one thing, the use of a decent nF4 chipset fan. The stock DFI chipset cooler is the worst fan we've ever seen. It's about time we do something about it.
Thanks to Sidewinder Computers, we have the Jing Ting Force Chipset Cooler available to perform the chipset fan transplant. Now a transplant is easy since the stock DFI cooler is secured by two plastic push pins. The tedious part of the whole process is the removal of the motherboard. You can't install this unless you rip out your motherboard from your case.
* not pictured above is the hex wrench *
Here are some specs:
- P/N: JTS0005
- Heatsink Dimension: 82mm* 67mm
- Heatsink Material: Copper base & plated copper fins (29 fins)
- Heatpipe Plated: copper tube (6mm)
- Fan Dimension: 40mm*40mm*10mm
- Rated Voltage: 12V
- Started Voltage: 7V
- Power Input: 0.66W
- Fan Speed: 4300 rpm
- Rated Current: 0.055 A
- Max. Air Flow: 4.3 CFM
- Max. Air Pressure: 1.9 mm-H2O
- Noise: 21dba
- Connector: 3pin
- Life Time: 30,000 Hours
- Weight: 176g
- Pure Copper base material.
- Plated copper heatpipe, transfer the heat quickly.
- Much better heat dissipation is delivered by larger heat fin surface of 29pcs high performance plated copper fins.
- Universal patent designed adjustable heatpipe, broad array of application.
- 40mm fan included for promoting heat dissipation.
- Easy installation.
The first thing you should notice is the odd design of this chipset cooler. It was made with the nF4 in mind as most of the nF4 based boards have the PCI-E slot right next to the chipset. The stock cooler is of the flat circular design, with the video card extending over it. So if you want to use an aftermarket cooler, you are limited to only ones that do not extend so far to block the video card.
The Jing Ting Force uses a heatpipe extending from a copper base to 29 copper plated fins. This is all cooled by a 40mm fan, which is surprisingly quiet. The 3-pin connector does not provide RPM data however.