Thread: Chipset fan ... trouble?
December 8th, 2003, 11:49 PM #1
Chipset fan ... trouble?
My Fellow Members:
I presently have a IWill XP-333-Raid motherboard, a XP1900 and 1GB of PC 2700 DDR SDRAM . This particular motherboard and CPU combination has worked very well for me during the past year. While inside the box yesterday, I noticed two things that have me concerned.
First: The small fan that is mounted on the motherboard and designed to cool the chipset was spinning "irradically." By this I mean that sometimes it appeared that the fan was having difficulty making a complete revolution! Then it would speed up only to slow down again. I never noticed the fan to be operating in this manner before, though I never made a habit out of studying it. The chipset is made by Ali , and contrary to much commentary it has proven to be an outstanding chipset. In any event, I studied the monitoring software for this motherboard, noting the various voltages and fan speeds. Unfortunately, there is no meter on the chipset fan, only on the CPU fan. I suspected the power supply but the fan speeds and the voltages remained constant. I suppose it could simply be the fan giving out. Any ideas on this?
Second: The motherboard battery has a kind of "rusty film" around the rim, as though it is corroding. I recall this happened to another system (battery) of mine, though no harm came from this. I happen to live a couple hundred yards from Cape Cod Bay and I often have my windows (the glass kind!) opened in order that I might enjoy the summer breeze. Is this anything to be overly concerned about? Presumably I should simply change the battery . . .?
From this " Tech-o-holic" to the rest of you, subconsciously I may be searching for a reason to procure a new motherboard, CPU and memory combination. I mean, "who am I trying to kid ?"
Though truth be told this is a very good system, and (seriously) what should I do about the fan over the chipset?
I appreciate all your suggestions!
December 8th, 2003, 11:56 PM #2
BUY NEW STUFF!!!
I've replaced several bad chipset fans with ones from other boards...that's what I would try first.~ Camp Crystal Lake counselor positions opening daily ~
December 9th, 2003, 12:08 AM #3Originally posted by Martoch
BUY NEW STUFF!!!
I've replaced several bad chipset fans with ones from other boards...that's what I would try first.
December 9th, 2003, 12:23 AM #4
I'm guessing that the chipset fan's ball barrings are also corroding from the ocean air? I've had a friend ship me a computer that used to leave on the ocean shore. He never opened up the computer, (beginner) and when I opened it, it was all rusted coated inside! Still running, but replaced fans because it won't run steadily... thanks, paul
December 9th, 2003, 12:28 AM #5
Good information ...
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December 9th, 2003, 12:36 AM #6
.... windows (the glass kind) are closed now and will be for a while... perfect time to buy new stuff!!!
December 9th, 2003, 03:36 PM #7
Get new batt. And get a chipset fan repacment like at newegg. $10 and yer set again! Could get a beefier HS for it at the same time so if the fan fails it wont kill mobo. LARGE ones like asus uses have no fan at all. If your near salt water it will corrode EVERYTHING quicker. Look at cars that are parked near the beach all the time. LOL 10 years old and they look 20!R.I.P. TKOP
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