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    Let me say I've used the old, the new, and the Zalman. The new is as good as the Zalman under load and cooler off load. Against that you have a bit of noise - but it's not like the original fan. I wouldn't bother replacing the new fan with the Zalman but YMMV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mullet
    fitted a Zalman passive cooler to mine which works a treat.

    Much quieter too.
    Well it would be, wouldn't it... he
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    Hi All,
    My chipset fan just died at the weekend does someonehave a link to a decent replacement, I've read the previous posts about a zalman passive cooler? Which model would be the most appropriate?

    Many Thanks
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    would this be ok?
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?...46914&doy=20m3

    Forgot to mention it's a Asus a8n-sli deluxe chipset.

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    My mate's Asus was noisy straight out of the box, certainly put me off the board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicjeep
    would this be ok?
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?...46914&doy=20m3

    Forgot to mention it's a Asus a8n-sli deluxe chipset.
    I believe that is the Zalman model I have strapped to my non-delux motherboard. Having read about the fan problems, I ordered one before my fan went noisy, so it was on hand when the fan got annoying (after 2 months). That means I must have been using the Zalman since last July. Got mine from microdirect, though I think Scan do them now as well.

    Note that I did get a little nervous putting it in, and so installed an 80mm intake fan as I didn't think I had much air moving around the case before. Those Zalmans are intended for motherboards where the northbridge is closer to the CPU fan, and so gets some air from the CPU fan.Turning on Q-fan in the BIOS made the 80mm fan close to silent.

    Oh, I did have to remove the motherboard to replace that fan (hence I left it the 2 months).

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    Just checked, and Scan do them for £2-93, so with 7 quid postage you save 6p over going to a Maplins and buying over the counter

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    Excellent thanks for the info :-)

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    If you fir a zalman VGA cooler the fan on the cooler cools the passive northy a treat!

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    tekheads.co.uk or thecoolingshop.com will probably do this cheaper than Maplins as their postage depends on the weight of the package.

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    Yep. I got mine from Tekheads about a year ago costing me about £5 total. Also good to pick up some Arctic Silver Ceramique while you're there .

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    Update on my bad luck

    Ok here goes, I took the faulty mobo back to scan computers, they would not exchange but would repair it, so off they went and replaced the fan, got it home, NOTHING not even a P.O.S.T. beep! Took the whole pc back to scan, after a process of elimination a tech said he "may" have damaged the board during fitting. So another wait for a replacement, got the new mobo, and fitted on-site in scan. Guess what no P.O.S.T. NOTHING!! The tech's then gathered round for another process of elimination and to my amazement the new mobo was FAULTY AGAIN!! Fuming at this I explained I don't want this board I want an upgrade (and pay the difference) to the premium version. After much arguing they explained only after 3 faults will they refund the cost. HAH trapped! So i got the new premium board, got the tech's to fit it and test it 5 times! And it works!!
    Got it home and the constant switching on and off and the faulty mobo's damaged a 160gb sata 2 hdd (under warranty) and put bad sectors on a 200gb sata hdd (warranty expired).

    I used to thought Asus had great mobo's but after that,.. well you can only think the same, as me.

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    It seems like you've had a little bad luck during this little fiasco...

    I have the A8N-Sli Deluxe bought it back in Jan 05 chipset fan went around Jan 06 they sent me the new one as Lee shows in his picture, and that to my amazement was making a stupid "fan hitting the bloody fan case" noise, two minutes later and a little screwdriver prising the fan case was (with a little persuading) not touching the fan anymore.

    But other than that little problem, the board has been fantastic its never let me down and its still going strong now with my Water-cooling kit attached to it as well.

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