Dell SC1420 memory fan

Posted on 2011-10-22
Last Modified: 2014-07-30
W5620 - Fan & Shroud Assembly for Memory Configurations over 4GB or Higher for Dell Computers is the correct part number for your dell system. However, the cost is anywhere from $200 - $400 US dollars.

A work around is to use a kingston HyperX memory fan and change the three pin plug to match the dell server.

Doe anyone know when I can get the proper connector for the dell SC1420 server fan? A picture is shown here.

 Dell SC1420 memory fan connector
Question by:pedrov177
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    Can you salvadge your old one?  I've done this plenty of times when I had a priopietary PS with a certain connector.  If you know your wiring is correct, simply and carefully remove the connector from the old device and reattach to the new.

    You may need to solder, but many times not.

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    There is no old one. I am looking to install a memory fan as described above.
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    It is accurate that Dell no longer carries the memory fan.  I was only able to find two vendors with the memory fan, and they were both approximately $300.  

    You can use a Kingston HyperX memory fan and change the plug to match the Dell computer, however, just changing the plug will not work.  You must also jumper (short) pins 1 and 3 together or the fan will not work.

    The Dell machine is expecting signal from an RPM sensor on the fan.  The Kingston fan doesn't have it.  Jumpering pins 1 and 3 fools the system.

    Although I wouldn't recommend it, you can just put a jumper on pins 1 & 3 of the memory fan plug on the motherboard without attaching a fan.  The system will then boot up.  You could also do this and install a fan that runs off a molex plug on the system power supply.

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