Major problem with my motherboard fan

By Ulle
Jul 13, 2006
  1. For a month maybe my mobo fan has been acting very strange. It slows down, almost stops then it starts spinning again, slows down again, starts spinning, etc... And in times it stops completely. This whole slowing down-starting up process makes a really annoying noise, and it must make the chipset (is it called that?) hot. It's a small fan, maybe 1,5" and it's directly on the board.

    I don't really know what to do, and i would be thankfull for any advice. Is there someway I can repair it, or is there a replacement of some kind?

    I have an Asus A8V-e Deluxe, mobo.

    I'm thankfull for any help, and don't hesitate to ask me anymore questions if anything is unclear.

    Best regards, Ulle
  2. TypeX45

    TypeX45 TS Rookie Posts: 144

    If its the fan that came with the processor you can probably just go to a comp usa and find a replacement or order online.
  3. Ulle

    Ulle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It's not the CPU fan, it's a fan directly on the motherboard. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think it's called chipset fan in bios.
  4. TypeX45

    TypeX45 TS Rookie Posts: 144

    Oh ok, I get you now sorry about that. Yeah you can probably go to the manufactuer for that part. They might have a replacement. Or google it
  5. Ulle

    Ulle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well, the thing is I didn't buy it from a normal shop but a bit cheaper as a bulk version on ebay. Don't know if the manufactuer covers it then.

    Is there nothing I can buy to replace the original broken fan with?
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Sure. You can buy separate chipset fans and it doesn't have to be the same brand as the original. You just have to know the size.
  7. Ulle

    Ulle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did some searching and I found:

    it seems like a good choice, since it's totally quiet. Anyone got this or a similiar chipset cooler and can recommend it? Also, would it fit with my mobo (asus a8v-e deluxe)? And what does "Northbridge" mean?
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I have deleted you other thread. Please don`t open any more threads for subject. Thanks.

    Regards Howard :)
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