chipset fan

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  1. funkgab

    funkgab Junior Member

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    so i got an msi k8n neo2 platinum.. chipset fan is dying, can i just pull it out, and will it run, or will i need to replace it? if i need to replace it whats a good one ? i looked at the zalman heatsinks, but they would touch my video card
  2. super_Chris

    super_Chris Tactical bacon

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    It really depends. Is there a decent heatsink below the fan? If so you could probably lose the fan and survive. If there's only a wussy heatsink, you may need to replace it or the fan. If you do pull the fan, just keep an eye on the temp. Reach in your computer at feel it from time to time, if the heatsink fins don't burn themselves into your hand, it's all good.
  3. Wedge_

    Wedge_ Rogue One

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    You won't need to replace it, but you may have to depending on the temperatures it hits without the fan. If that board has a chipset temperature sensor, keep an eye on it. Chipset coolers are pretty cheap to buy if you do end up needing one.
  4. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    You could just remove the fan and point a case fan at that general area of your mobo. 4 bucks!
  5. funkgab

    funkgab Junior Member

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    anything that will allow you to monitor chipset temps besides the bios?
  6. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    My original Abit northbridge fan made a weird vibrating sound so I got a new one from thermaltake, pretty decent and not to expensive.
  7. cured

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  8. ivanolo

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    Dying as in making noise? Have you tried adding sewing machine oil to it?
  9. cured

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    WD-40 does a wicked job
  10. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    I had a fan fail on my old Geforce 3 so I just pulled it off and installed one of these. The wife is still using it:

    Actually I can't find a picture of what I installed, but this is the general idea:

    [​IMG]
  11. cured

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    thats a video card fan. does anyone know if u can just replace the PSU fan or you have to buy a whole new PSU? oh and also, can i take the back off my PSU and clean all the dust of the fan?
  12. Chris

    Chris Raptor Jesus

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    That's a general purpose fan that fits in a PCI slot. I can add extra cooling to a video card though.

    I wouldn't take remove anything from the PSU. It's very dangerous plugged or unplugged. If your PSU is noisy, buy a whole new one.
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    ill try compressed air and see if that helps. but i want to try to hold off buying new parts coz i am going to build a new rig next year.. hmm thanks
  14. Chris

    Chris Raptor Jesus

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    Compressed air would be fine :)
  15. funkgab

    funkgab Junior Member

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    not the price im worried about, its the size, and msp that looks freaking loud.
  16. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    It was surprisingly quiet. And 2-3 speed settings as I recall. It extended the life of that old card quite a bit.

    But this particular PC was pretty loud to start with. Lots of case fans, RAID 0 hard drives humming away. I can tell it's on from a lot way off.
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    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    Unless you know the grounding procedures do not open a PSU ever.
  18. WoodButcher

    WoodButcher just me

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    cured,iIf you need to open your PSU to replace the fan it's easy.
    Unplug your PC frrom the wall,
    Discharge the PSU by pressing the power button on the PC, press the button, count 3, hit the button again and repeat 3 times and you'll be fine. After the PSU is removed from the box I don't use a grounding strap or worry about touching the metal of the PSU case as I'd rather fry the power supply than me. The caps store mucho juice so even if you have dicharged AOK pretend it is still hot, you'll have no prob. You might need to solder and use heat-shrink tubes or or use crimp type insulated connectors but this is not the place for black tape.
    I do this every time I work on anything in my rig not just the PSU.
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    cured Tech No0b

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    ok thats my project tommorow! im going to leave it all unplugged till tommorow morning when i go to bed tonight. And yes i will treat the PSU like it still has alot of electricity going through it. so i wont be touching anything but the fan :)

    thanks everyone and woodbutcher for your advice.
  20. WoodButcher

    WoodButcher just me

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    For safety you can discharge again out side the box if you wish, connect a fan to the PSU and jump the 20-24 pin mobo plug w/ a paperclip, 95% of power supplies can be jumped by grounding the green pin to any black wire. Google " pinouts for 20-24 pin molex ". Dell at one time used a proprietary psu mobo connector so do the research. Electricity can be very unforgiving, just ask that kid who hosed his X box!
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    i heard about the kid that went inside his xbox and was found unconsious from an eletric shock.