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Old 06-07-2006, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Motherboard fan dying

My motherboard fan just all of sudden started making a noise and it's going real slow. Do I need to get a new fan? Am I ok without one? Can I still play games? I'm not sure what to do.

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Old 06-07-2006, 04:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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.. is it the fan on the northbridge heatsink?
if it is, u really dont have to worry about it

BTW i have a mobo with no fan on my northbridge, and it works fine.

But i think u can find one for about 1 or 2 dollars @ newegg

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Old 06-07-2006, 04:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, you can get case fans very cheap on newegg, I bought 10 for $10 with no shipping costs.

I guess if you are really concerned you can download a freeware temp reading program that will tell you mobo temp and see if it reaches a critical value. Maybe your ASUS mobo came with the program, mine did and it is very handy.
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Old 06-07-2006, 05:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's the small fan..I guess that's on the northbridge.

What is normal mobo temps?
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Tell Asus and they'll send you a new one in the mail.
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