View Full Version : Chipset Fan Issues

11-26-2005, 05:20 AM
Ok, I am currently using an ASUS A8V-E Deluxe Motherboard and I have heard nothing but bad things about the chipset fans on them.. Well, anyway, I was using my computer and then all of a sudden it started making some weird noise (like something had got caught in a fan, but it hadn't).

So i turned it off and went straight for the chipset fan, and sure enough, unplugging it and re-booting (well, turning it on for a few seconds) caused the noise to stop. I took off the grill and did whatever I could to get rid of any dust (although it didn't look like there was any), and it *seems* to be running a bit better now.

My question is, how much should I be worried about if the fan is making a strange noise like that? I mean, should I restart my computer or can I just leave it and hope it will stop? I have ordered another chipset fan so it wont be an issue for long, its just important for me to have a computer to use.


11-26-2005, 04:29 PM
Apparently there is a known problem with the fans on the Deluxes; one of the reason's I changed my mind about getting one!

You might want to check out some other forums to ask if there's an easy solution, but since you are waiting on a new fan I guess there's no need to become overly concerned - as long as it's still working (and doing it's job).

11-27-2005, 01:25 AM
I have A-Bit KR7A-RAID mobo in my TV and it is having a similar problem. I cleaned the dust out of it [the chipset fan] and it has been working for the last few weeks but now the noise will not go away so I think it is about shot. I'm replacing mine with Antec 40mm fan. 40mm should be the semi-standard size for chipset fans.

As far as using the computer if the fan is running and the noise isn't there, you should be fine. If it is running but the noise is there, well I think that might be just how much can you bear to hear it. The fan will eventually just die so I wouldn't leave the computer alone for a long time while running otherwise your problems might get a whole lot worse. I wouldn't really recommend running it without the fan though even if it has a heatsink below it. It is probably making that noise because the bearings are going bad; super cheap case fans usually have similar problems after a while too.

11-27-2005, 01:21 PM
I think Asus are replacing the fans if you wanted anyway?

Get the Zalman passive cooler for it. :)