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Scrilla

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I was wondering, recently my system has become very LOUD, so i decided to look around and find out who the culprit was. It turns out a small fan thats just attached to my mobo (attached and surrounded by a bit of metal). Anyway I unplugged the fan from the mobo and of course that stops the noise seing how I stopped the fan. I kinda tried to figure out how to get in there but didnt wanna screw anything up. btw I'm using an Epox mobo that has been discontinued.




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Edited by Scrilla, 26 June 2006 - 05:27 PM.

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I hope that the fan you disconnected is just a chipset fan and not the processor fan. I think you will know when the computer keeps shutting off or just quits one day as to why the fan was on there. Here is a place you can buy replacement fans for just about anything.

http://www.directron.com/40mmfans.html

and other fans if you need them.

http://www.directron.com/casefans.html

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Whether it's a chipset fan or the processor fan, I still would NOT recommend leaving it unplugged. I would leave it plugged in and start looking for a replacement. The noise might be annoying, but not as annoying as your computer ceases to work because it got too hot and fried itself.

If you need help trying to find a replacement fan, then please post the Model # of your motherboard (even though it's discontinued, parts that work with it won't be) and we will see what we can find.

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Ok cool I know its not the CPU Fan, im not totally retarded. I built this system myself. How would i go about replacing this chipset fan.


EDIT: Well after the post above i powered off/unplugged and tried poking at/lifting the metal cover to the tiny fan and got a few clumps of dust that even my Air duster couldnt get. The noise seemed to be gone, but after windows started loading it would go on and off. I think im going to try poking around a little more sure to not damage anything. As far as the Motherboard make/model: EPoX EP-8KDA3J Socket 754 NVIDIA nForce3 250Gb ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

Edited by Scrilla, 28 June 2006 - 02:11 PM.

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