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ai7 nb fan replacement

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supergreek19

New Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2004
hey all. I'm a noob, so sorry if this has already been asked, or is higly trivial to answer.
I have an ai7, and the nb fan is starting to make grinding noises and has twice gone below 800 rpms, resulting the mguru to automatically shutdown my computer. I've decided to replace it with a Thermaltake A1899 North & South Bridge Cooler (http://www.excaliberpc.com/product_info.php?products_id=3247).

My questions are: should I be aware of anything when replacing the chipset fan? Is it ok to just unhook it, and hook the new one in? Has anyone done this before?

Thanks alot (in advance) for everyones help.
 

batboy

Senior Moment
Joined
Jan 12, 2001
Location
Kansas, USA
It's pretty easy to remove the N/B heatsink. just unhook There is some "bubble gum" like thermal gunk that will need to be carefully cleaned off, which is the hardest part of the swap.
 

macklin01

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Apr 3, 2002
Location
Bloomington, IN
Personally, I just use the Zalman passive cooler for my AI7. I haven't noticed any performance hit, and the quiet is nice. -- Paul
 
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supergreek19

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Joined
Jul 22, 2004
THanks alot. I ended up getting the ThermalReal NB-1. Now I just gotta wait until it comes in. Thanks again for everyone's help.