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Old 01-06-2006, 12:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my msi k8n neo4-f's chipset fan. It sucks. I'm pretty sure its out of oil or w/e and I can't figure out how to take off the fan to oil it up.


Sorry if its big. Anyways, how do I take OFF the hsf? I can't figure out how. I keep pressing the little buttons in and nothing happens. Its weird. Anyone have any advice?

On other terms, I want to buy this Vantec Iceberq to replace it. It's pretty cheap.


Will it work ?? How would I remount this?
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Here is some info on this .You have to pull your motherboard out to get to the back.
MSI board looks like same setup, they use plastic pins with a barb on the end.Had to gently pull loose then pinch barbs with needle nose plyers on back side of MB.Cleaned with alcohol and q-tips,applied artic silver ceramique then set back on and pushed pins back through holes. I used the copper chipset fan #CCB-A1C
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So I have to TAKE my motherboard OUT?


....Awww maaaan. I just finished with this sweet wiring job. I have a Sonata II so everything is a really tight fit.


Damnit.
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Peel-back the MSI logo sticker and add 2 drops of oil.
If it still becomes a problem, then replace it.

Nice mobo.......... MSI makes good stuff. Other than the fan, do you like the board?
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Yeah the board is pretty okay. Shortly after purchasing this board I learned that I'm never going to purchase another motherboard with active cooling.

And In response to your suggestion of peeling back the sticker, I already tried that. Thats the top of the fan, the oil hole is on the bottom. Ergo, I can't do that


Arrggg.. I really don't wanna take out the motherboard.
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The hole is underneath......... hmmmmmm.
My fan became noisy about 1yr. ago; so I took the sticker off, and found the oil hole. These are very cheap fans, so you would think you would be able to oil them without disabling the mobo.
I just re-oiled my fan. I have two screws on top of the heatsink, so its not a problem to replace, if needed.
OK........ thanks for the mobo info.
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I only buy MSI but the fans NB fans are a little flakey.Mine only makes a little noise when i boot up and then gets quiet.But other than that I love The bundle that comes with the board also...
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Yeah MSI is solid though :P I'll never do business with em again haha. Nah I'm just kidding. I like the whole CoreCell thing.

I think I have a temporary solution. I'm gonna swing down to the local PC repair shop soon and pick up a zalman fanmate 2. That should work, right?

I'm 99% sure its gonna break within the next year so I'm going to buy an Iceberq JUST IN CASE :P
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