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Metalive

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I have an Asus A8n SLI deluxe mobo. A few minutes ago I was playing WoW for an extended period of time, and figured I would open the side of my case for a few minutes to let everything cool down. (I have a fan set up next to the case, that blows in that direction. I do this regularly)

Anyways, a couple of seconds after I open the side panel, I hear this loud grinding noise.

I freak out and shut it off. I restart and hear the same noise. I take a look in the case (immediatly knowing it was a fan) and check all of the fans, they are all running, but I couldn't figure out which one was making the noise. After testing by touching the circular pieces in the center of each fan lightly and slowing them, I isolated the problem to this fan circled:


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I lightly tapped on the circular area in the center while the fan was going, and it seemed to change the sound, eventually sort of killing the noise.

Is this something I should be concerned about? Should I not run my computer? The fan spins fine, all the temperature readouts are normal, it just sounds like it was catching on something. I don't know.

Any advice is VERY appreciated. Thanks!


On a side note:

This has to be the worst motherboard I have ever purchased... first, the IDE cables it COMES WITH don't even fit into the board, now the fans are bugging out. Last Asus I ever buy.

Edited by Metalive, 26 September 2005 - 11:39 PM.

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This is likely the chipset fan, no I wouldn't go without it. You might take it off and see of something isn't stuck inside it, something loose. Even if you put a two wire fan in it would be better than going without it. Sorry to hear about all your problems with the board, ASUS is generally quite good.
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The fan spins fine. It was just noisy.

It's stopped making noise now, though.

Should I still be concerned?
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