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Will A8N-SLI Mobo Survive Without Chipset Fan?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by xbeanx3000, 6 Feb 2006.

  1. xbeanx3000


    Joined: 18 Jul 2004

    Posts: 84

    Ok, the chipset fan died after 6 months which is a known problem, but even though I've been sent a replacement, I'm thinking about not bothering with it (as it seems the whole mobo needs yanking out to do this). I've come to the conclusion that a) the chipfan has a circle of heat conductor spikes around the fan itself which is keeping things cool, and b) my motherboard temperature never goes higher than 35*.

    Is this a good sign that I needn't bother with a new chipfan, or are the few spikes that remain not enough?

    I haven't had a working chipfan for over 7 months now btw.
  2. maddad68


    Joined: 1 Feb 2006

    Posts: 368

    HAHA ,

    You know what thay say ... if it aint broke ...don't fix it .

    On the other hand ... you could get a nice after market fan quite cheap .. It might save you in the long run .

    LoL 7 months :)
  3. clone


    Joined: 11 Jul 2003

    Posts: 6,226

    Location: Telford//west mids

    Slap a £5 zalman heatsink on it :D
  4. KizZ


    Joined: 18 Aug 2005

    Posts: 5,235

    Location: Lincoln

    Yeah, what he said :)