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Old 10-28-2005, 10:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default MOBO fan problemo!

my motherboard fan is on the fritz and I I'm running my machine right now (keeping a close eye on it) so I can get this post up. My question is is it just possible that it is dusty and some compressed air might helpt or should I take the fan off and check it out? also is there any software I can download to monitor temp/ fan speed? and where could I buy a new fan, and what kind if needed? my mobo is asus A8N SLI Deluxe-NVIDIA nForce 4 SLI MCP, PCI Express with DDR. Thanks guys

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Old 10-29-2005, 12:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What do you mean by "on the fritz"? Is it not working at all? Or running loudly? Or what?

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Old 10-29-2005, 05:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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it is running inconsistently; sometimes fine and sometimes the rpms drop and the noise skyrockets.
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Old 10-29-2005, 08:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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sounds like the berrings are going bad....get a new will do better anyway than the stock hsf...if i were you i would look at the Zalman 7700...good fan...just make sure u have room for it in your case...also if you're looking for a program..try'd decent and is free
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Old 10-29-2005, 09:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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are you talking about the chipset fan or the cpu fan?
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Old 10-30-2005, 05:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Do you have Cool and Quiet Enabled (if so Nothing at all is wrong)? That changes the fan speed depending On the CPU heat. ( If it's cool it will go slow and be nearly silent.. If it's hot iT will sound like A Jet turbine)

but Does the RPM dropping and the noise go up at the same time? If so get a new fan.. if it's sort of a raddling noise.. Best to get a new one ASAP as vibration from a bad fan is VERY bad for a cpu socket.

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