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northbridge fan busted

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by batchie, 17 Jan 2006.

  1. batchie

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Sep 2003

    Posts: 295

    Location: salisbury wiltshire

    my MSI K8N SLI Platinum board has been making some wierd noises over the past week and today it's stopped , checked the system over and its the northbridge fan thats stopped and no longer works..
    i'm in the process of ordering a new board but proberly won't get it untill next week will it still be safe to run my pc without the fan or am i asking for trouble, also while i'm at it can i replace the fan with a normal heatsink so i can pass the board over to my son bearing in mind the graphics card stradles the thing.. :eek:
     
  2. dale1uk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Nov 2005

    Posts: 2,162

    Location: Newcastle

    would be better with something cooling it, just keep an eye on the temps. To sort you could get another nb fan and replace the broken one or if there is enough room, which with that board and 2 gfx cards i don't think there will be, you could get a Zalman passive cooler and mod some of the fins so it fits.

    google Akasa Chipset Cooler for a replacement fan, only cost about £5
     
    Last edited: 17 Jan 2006
  3. batchie

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Sep 2003

    Posts: 295

    Location: salisbury wiltshire

    thanks for the quick reply in the process of ording my lan party and while checking the coolers the only one that jumps out is the Vantec Iceberq CCB-A1C VGA & Chipset cooling kit (SY-000-VT)
    will this fit ok seems like 2 push fit pins holding the old fan in and if the board passes over to my son then he will proberly only need the one gfx card installed. :)