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Froberg

Chipset fan on Asus a8n SLI deluxe

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Froberg    0

Hi guys,

I'm new here, and I joined the forum because I didn't want to be pestering tech support :wink: So I'll pester you blokes instead. :>

Anyways, here goes.. I've had some problems with the stock chipset cooler, I bought my Mobo in the U.K, and living in Denmark they've apparently decided to ignore my requests for a replacement.

SO I decided to find something better.

The problem with the chipset fan is that it'll slow down in RPM, and start making serious noise. It's fixed if I prick it with a finger, or just stop the fan and let it run up again.

It's very annoying though, and I'd like a more permanent solution.

I bought a Zalmann passive cooler, but some people have reported the temperature software of reporting incorrectly, so I'd rather not try some flashy passive cooling only to have my chipset burst into flames, if you get my meaning.

SO I've been looking at the Blue Ice II (RT-UCL-L4U1) coolermaster chipset fan, but I am a bit worried if it'll fit inside my case.

I've got two Geforce 6800 Ultra's from PoV, and as some of you might be aware, they're quite wide.

Can anyone offer me any advice on this issue? It would be greatly appreciated.

I apologize for any bad language, and/or poor grammar in advance, english is not my native language.

Please help me out here, as I'm anxious to get my setup running smoothly once more.

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RaptorFury    0

Hmmm the coolice may crowd the board up a bit , You could use this Nb cooler and go buy a new 40 mm fan Here

that should allow plenty cooling as well as room ,

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hyl768s    0

Ya, for sure the blue Ice will fit. The N.B cooler will not taller than your PCI or AGP card. :P

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ID    0

The Blue Ice has the following dimensions: 60mm x 47mm x 69mm. These specs can be found HERE.

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Froberg    0

chipsetcooler2.jpg

chipsetcooler.jpg

As you can see I've removed the other GPU, if I didn't do that I couldn't prick the chipset cooler without touching every component on the GPU, and I wouldn't do that while it's running.

Anyway, the cooler is very tight fitting with the chipset cooler, and actually covers the corner slightly, as you can see.

The reason I was considering the blue orb is because it seems to be slightly tilted to one side when it's mounted.

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ID    0

Pull out a ruler and see if the dimensions I gave you will work with the cards in place.

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Froberg    0

naw, it won't fit.

My zalmann won't even fit, unless I saw part of it of.

Any other suggestions?

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