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Urgent - How To Remove The Chipset Fan


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#1 smoky

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 05:01 AM

Help!!!!
One of the blades broke off my chipset fan,but it was working fine & silent until today,it's making terrible noise now and I need instructions fast on how to remove it,I have an ABIT KV7 motherboard,and the fan is ABIT Northbridge Chipset Fan (3 pin Connector).
Do I need to remove the motherboard or can it be replaced without mobo being removed?

P.S.Yes,I'm going to buy a new fan,but I'm still in the process of finding a good replacement since there is no abit original fans that I can buy,trust me,I have looked everywhere.

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 05:47 AM

Chipset fans are usually connected with two plastic clips. You usually have to remove the motherboard to get them loose. When my motherboard fan died the second time I replaced it with a big heatsink, much quieter and it won't die on you.
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 08:31 AM

Hi smoky. I know your profile says "from croatia" but if by chance you currently reside in the US, you can get the OE fan from the Abit parts store here.
As Mr. Alpha has stated, plan on removing the motherboard. If the board comes with a chipset fan you should typically replace it with another one. Many times the northbridge sits very close to the cpu and\or agp\pci slots and the fan is used to disperse the heat away, something a simple heatsink won't do. On the other hand, if you have very good case ventilation, a heatsink only will get you by.

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 12:50 PM

I removed the fan,we will see did the motherboard survived when I get my hands on a new fan.Thanks for the help :thumbsup:
As for the abit page,yeah,I've seen it,but I'm still in Croatia so...no fan for me :flowers: not yet,anyway.




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