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A8N- SLI deluxe Chipset fan problems

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Joeteck

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Oct 5, 2001
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Has anyone one else have a problem with their chipset fan? Mine is making a boat load of noise. Why would they use brass bushings instead of ball bearings on the chipset??

Joeteck
 

silentdebuggers

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Jul 4, 2005
Yeah-- you need to replace it or it'll die on ya. I had the same problem and ultimately it stopped spinning. Use the zalman kits in my sig.
 

silentdebuggers

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Hmm. You could get by with just the Zalman NB47J (passive heatsink). It's not too high (not any higher than graphics card anyway) and it should keep your temps about even with the malfunctioning stock. It's really cheap too.
 

K15

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Nov 18, 2005
Joeteck said:
Has anyone one else have a problem with their chipset fan? Mine is making a boat load of noise. Why would they use brass bushings instead of ball bearings on the chipset??

Joeteck


Use a hair blower to heat up the sticker, remove the sticker and put a drop of oil in there. Should shut up. I did that to the PSU fan in this computer over a year ago, hasn't given me a problem since. Some fans don't have access to the bearing though, in which case just buy a new one (might be a good idea anyway).
 

DarkDraco

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Aug 2, 2003
if u got the rather small chipset fan, it had a defect in it. everyone including me had problems with it. asus offered to replace whoevers that had a problem with it. just fill out an RMA for on their site stating a problem with the chipset fan and theyll ship out a replacment fan for free. its a rather nice fan
 

Omega Destroyer

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yeah pretty much anyone who ones this bored has had this problem. You'll need to replace it. Oiling it is a temporary fix but I found that within a week it would start to make noise again.
It's a terrible design.