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Hey,

 

I've HP Pavilion 190t with Truckee as its motherboard.  I believe its case fan is slowly dying.

 

Can I use any fan with 3-pin connectors?  Or do I need to match the size?

 

Thank you!

Michael
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I don't whether this is true.  Statistically, may be.

Use the fan that suits you.

I don't about the fan you are trying to replace, sounds like an 80mm one.  A 120mm would probably shift more air, but a) will it fit ? and b) how are tyou going to mount it it ? drill more holes in your case ? These are rhetorical questions to illustrate that there are other factors.

 

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Would this work?

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Any fan with the same connector as original would work. If the orinal was 3-pin any 3 pn connctor fan of the same size and sex will work, they are normally impossible to conect the wrong way round but take note of wire colours.
As regards fan size, think of how you're going to mount it (attach it to your case, and space in the case for the fan: will a 25mm thick fan fit in in the space from which you have taken a 10 mm thick fan ?
Ensure you put the fan the correct way round (airflow is in same direction as originally intended)
Finally, I'd replace the fan with on that has the same or greater airflow capacity

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I've read that 80mm fans are generally for GPUs, etc.  Is this true?

 

So I've ordered a 120mm one.

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I don't whether this is true.  Statistically, may be.

Use the fan that suits you.

I don't about the fan you are trying to replace, sounds like an 80mm one.  A 120mm would probably shift more air, but a) will it fit ? and b) how are tyou going to mount it it ? drill more holes in your case ? These are rhetorical questions to illustrate that there are other factors.

 

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