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Windows 7: Oh god, PC is on the way out.

22 Nov 2014   #1
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Oh god, PC is on the way out.

Hey friends,

Thought i'd give you a heads up on what's happening with my system, it's dying, slowly.

Yesterday I was doing some indie gaming and with my headphones on, I didn't hear the noise coming from one of the fans, I promptly decided to tear my computer apart to find out where the noise was coming from, I cleaned out all my fans, including my 200mm fan which has never been cleaned in 6 years (due to inaccessibility), anyway, I found out that the fan which was failing is my chipset fan, pic below:
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as you can see, it's a specific fan which I can't get hold of any more as the board is no longer in production.

now for the longest shot of the entire planet earth, does anybody have any of these fans lying about? Mobo model is CK-132-NF78-A1 by EVGA.




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22 Nov 2014   #2
Wordsworth

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

You might try contacting the mobo manufacturer although that's a long shot as well. Beyond that, some people rig up things themselves like these folks. Posts #2 and #8 may give you some ideas.
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22 Nov 2014   #3
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wordsworth View Post
You might try contacting the mobo manufacturer although that's a long shot as well. Beyond that, some people rig up things themselves like these folks. Posts #2 and #8 may give you some ideas.
never considered using a standard 60mm case fan as a replacement, might work as the northbridge doesn't use a heatsink, just a fan attachment (non standard of course), now to get me a 60mm fan haha.
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22 Nov 2014   #4
Wordsworth

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

One of the good things about a custom build is you already know your way around inside the box; just sometimes we need to see what others have done in a given situation to get the creative juices flowing again.

The only thing I would be careful of is the overall airflow in the case. I've seen some hang a fan down in the middle of the case which can be fine, but I'd want to give thought to what it was doing to the overall air flow direction in relation to just how other fans were pushing/pulling air.
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22 Nov 2014   #5
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wordsworth View Post
One of the good things about a custom build is you already know your way around inside the box; just sometimes we need to see what others have done in a given situation to get the creative juices flowing again.

The only thing I would be careful of is the overall airflow in the case. I've seen some hang a fan down in the middle of the case which can be fine, but I'd want to give thought to what it was doing to the overall air flow direction in relation to just how other fans were pushing/pulling air.
well, with my case, it's difficult to regulate the air coming in with the air coming out, I have 2 front intake 120mm fans, one 120mm rear exhaust and a 200mm top exhaust fan, which is negative air pressure, unfortunately it causes a lot of dust in a short amount of time, the fan in question is a chipset cooler, it gets plenty of air flow from the case fans, and the exhaust air is surprisingly cool, however, I will need a fan to cool it, I don't have any fans which have standard fan connectors right now, or i'd cowboy it for the time being, right now, the only fan I have is the CPU fan and that's a Zalman CNPS9700NT Nvidia edition, and that's being used for the CPU.
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22 Nov 2014   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Do you have a old ram cooler like comes with some Corsair or Kingston ram. The fans are close to the specs.
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22 Nov 2014   #7
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Do you have a old ram cooler like comes with some Corsair or Kingston ram. The fans are close to the specs.
I did have but I removed them because they were vibrating and being noisy, it was the corsair RAM cooler that comes with the dominator series of DDR2, the RAM doesn't need cooling because it's not being overclocked, in fact, my RAM is rated for 1066Mhz and it's running at 800Mhz so it's fine.

I suppose really it's time to sling this pile of crap in the trash, it's doing me fine but Indie games are my system limits, I'm a gamer haha.
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22 Nov 2014   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I did not say to cool your ram, under clock or over clock your ram. I don't know how we got there.

Use one of the fans from the ram cooler you no longer use to replace your bad fan on your chipset.
It may or may not fit. Velcro or plastic ties may be needed.
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22 Nov 2014   #9
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I did not say to cool your ram, under clock or over clock your ram. I don't know how we got there.

Use one of the fans from the ram cooler you no longer use to replace your bad fan on your chipset.
It may or may not fit. Velcro or plastic ties may be needed.
I don't have it anymore, I threw it out when I moved.
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22 Nov 2014   #10
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Maybe you can just secure one of these with some added support to keep the air focused on the point you want.

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Spot-Coo...r+spot+cooling

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