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Dying chipset fan?

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Alright up until now everything has been going great but recently I noticed why I turn my computer on my chipset set fan makes a noise like its struggling (maybe if I remember Ill record it tomorrow for you) and when I check smart guardian I noticed that RPM's are lower then normal like 3,000ish compared to the 7600-8000 RPM I normally run at (I keep on high so it stays cool with my big 7800gtx blowing right on it) but after a varying length of time it goes back to normal so I was wondering is this a sign of a dying fan? What could replace it with or should I RMA it I don't really want to with all the stuff in my case it would be pretty annoying to try to remove my mobo.

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I bought two of them and my bud bought two as well. He is changing his today I think.

 

RGone...

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So my only option is to replace the chipset fan with the fan you mentioned above and the only possible way to install it will force me to take the mobo out?

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Well I have a 7800gtx and even with the fan on full it still goes to like 50 degrees celsius so I would hate to know what would happen if i turned it off.....

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Hi

 

In topic but only just, what size are the chipset fan screws? will be replacing mine tomorrow and the smallest spanner size I have is a 6 which is too big?

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Alright when I remove the previous chipset fan I assume there would be some thermal paste and because this is my first build what should I use to remove so I can put the AS5 I have on it? When I apply the AS5 do I need to spread it or will the pressure of the heatsink do that for me like on a cpu heatsink?

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Hi

 

To remove any thermal compound a high-purity isopropyl alcohol will do the trick. This will also work for cleaning both contacts prior to applying tha AS 5.

 

A small bit in the middle will do the trick which will then spread out as the fan is applied.

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