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Abit AN8 SLI Fatal1ty fan turned noisy

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by TheVoice, 10 Jan 2006.

  1. TheVoice


    Joined: 15 Aug 2005

    Posts: 21,638

    Location: Glasgow

    Got back from 3 weeks away on Friday, and since then the chipset fan on my motherboard has been making a noise. I've tried cleaning it with canned air - no luck. It seems there's friction somewhere because spinning the fan freely (with no power) seems to show signs of friction (and there's sort of grinding noise).

    Any ideas what this could be, and how I can get rid of it? Horribly distracting. Also noticed that the chipset cooler itself isn't particularly secure - I pushed it inadvertantly and it seems to pivot over the chipset. Slightly worrying.
  2. Rednut05


    Joined: 1 Aug 2005

    Posts: 909

    bet its breaking. same happened to me but on a Asus board. kept getting noise until it broke.

    rung them up and got a free one!
  3. TheVoice


    Joined: 15 Aug 2005

    Posts: 21,638

    Location: Glasgow

    Alright...I'll try that. Thanks.
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    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Oct 2005

    Posts: 2,450

    Location: Newcastle upon Toon

    Yeah - perhaps the bearings are on their way out - i've heard some people lubricate them to get a bit more life, but ultimately a replacement will no doubt be needed.

    You could look at a passive cooling solution like a Zalman Northbidge Passive Cooler. Then you wont have any fan noise again - you need some airflow in you case for this to work well though, plus enough clearance as the Northbridge chipset is often near the GFx card.

  5. TaKeN


    Joined: 18 Aug 2005

    Posts: 13,155

    Location: Shropshire

    Is this the OTES Fans ?

    Because mine arnt spinning at all :eek: