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ati x1800xt fouling dfi nf4 sli d chipset fan?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Madwelsh, 15 Jan 2006.

  1. Madwelsh

    Hitman

    Joined: 19 Jan 2005

    Posts: 536

    Location: Legoland

    Hi there, I 've found that I'm not able to seat the card properly in the first or second pcie slots :( This is due to the chipset fan being in the way. Anyone else have this problem, and what did you do? I have been looking at the expert sli board, seems the fan isn't in the way as much so maybe I could head down this route?

    TY
     
  2. Aruffell

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 Dec 2004

    Posts: 5,669

    Location: Chatham, Kent

    Just get a Zalman Northbridge Passive cooler and bend the pins :)
     
  3. dbmzk1

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 28 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,205

    Location: Stockport / Manchester

    It will still fit. Just because the card overhangs the fan does not mean the fan wont work. If your motherboard is fitted properly (ie not slightly bent) any graphics card should sit a few millimetres away from the fan. If it touches it, refit your motherboard.

    This pic shows how my 7800gt overhangs the fan. While its not a x1800, all cards should fit in the same way.

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  4. Moeks

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 24 Feb 2003

    Posts: 8,254

    It'll fit, mine does anyway :) ...can even get you a picture if you wish :p
     
  5. Madwelsh

    Hitman

    Joined: 19 Jan 2005

    Posts: 536

    Location: Legoland

    quick question, I got the dfi nf4 sli d from a mate, he had it in sli mode, I could tell as the jumpers were left in sli mode, I changed them back, but i get the dreaded 1 light left on when i try to start the board. All other components have been tested on another board and work 100%. I've tried starting with just one stick of ram in dimm2, it's quite weird, when it starts all fans are 100% even the x1800xt, then it gets to the last diagnostic light, then the fans all go into like 1% speed, no picture on screen. Tried cmos clear, safe boot, the works.. gah.. running out of ideas.. any suggestions? Power is supplied by enermax liberty.

    TY