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chipset fan is LOUD!!!

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March 8, 2006 5:31:58 PM

Ive had a MSI K8n Neo4 motherboard for about 3 months and for the last month or so the chipset fan is friggin loud. I dont know much about computer hardware so I dont know what to do. I unplugged it to see if I really need it, I touched the side of the fan case after five or six minutes of being uplugged and it actually burned my hand so I plugged it back in. The people at said I should take off the fan then put some oil on the spindle but I cant figure out how to get the fan off. My room is very dusty so maybe the dust soaks up the oil really bad.

I have repeatedly blown out the case thoroughly with a can of air so its clean enough to eat on.

MSI K8N Neo4/SLI platinum edition
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
ATI Radeon x850 Pro 256mb
1gig of RAM

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a b V Motherboard
March 10, 2006 8:45:50 AM

Keep at it, I'm sure you'll figure out how to get it off eventually. It probably has some tiny screws hiding under the blades or something.
March 13, 2006 4:01:16 PM

you can also try replacing the cpu HSF. Check out this article for options and explanations.
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a b V Motherboard
March 13, 2006 4:37:47 PM

He probably doesn't need to replace it, just oil it, and these fans come off easily once you figure out where they're attached.
March 13, 2006 6:18:59 PM

Yea, those fans are the worst idea ever. They already run at 5000Rpm+, don't hardly make any noise, and they tend to die really easy. I would try looking at getting a larger heatsink and just scrapping the fan altogether. I bought a Liquid cooling Kit for the CPU, and used another block for the chipset just so I didn't have to worry about that stupid thing breaking.

My old pc, my fan started making that growling noise everytime I started the computer, so I actually took the fan off of our old Pentium 60 that I was throwing away and put it on there. 10 year old fan, still works better than these new POS that they put on there.
April 4, 2006 7:14:43 PM

i have this mobo, and my fan died after 4 months, what i did is got a vantec chipset fan, and got a zalman fanmate 2. that quites things down for when i am not gaming, but when you are just turn it up to the max