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    Dont buy a Asus a8n-sli deluxe!

    Hi people, bit of a warning here for anyone thinking of buying the asus a8n-sli deluxe mobo, Dont! It has a faulty chipset fan that will start buzzing after 2-3 months,after that it may fail! I purchased mine here in uk 2nd jan 06 and the dreaded well reported buzzing noise is here. Apparently asus noticed this fault as the premium has a pipe cooler instead of the fan. Asus has even made a bigger, newer fan to replace the standard chipset fan, but people only find this out after reporting the fault.
    I have always bought asus because of there reliability, and after spending over £1200 on a new system with a bad designed chipset fan on the mobo, which eventually will kill it,I feel obliged to report it and not let anyone else suffer the annoyance.


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    What 'awww'ing news.. I never knew Asus was THAT bad..

    Age old news m8, knew that since the stoneage... (at least since Asus deluxe came out)
    Me want Ultrabook


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    /smartass mode:

    Wouldn't that be 2-3 months after it came out and fans started failing

    (But ya, I heard of this problem as soon as I looked at the 939 mobo options)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbj
    Hi people, bit of a warning here for anyone thinking of buying the asus a8n-sli deluxe mobo, Dont! It has a faulty chipset fan that will start buzzing after 2-3 months,after that it may fail!
    ZZZZZZzzzzz.............

    Why can't you replace it with a Zalman passive NB sink for £3?

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    Shhh.. he's very upset.. i can tell
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    Sorry to tell you, fan's can and will fail. My NB chip is passively cooled, it stays around 27C, the space that's used up by a fan assembily is much better used for metalic surface area on the NB heatsink.. a dead fan doesn't mean you need to chuck out the whole board. That's like changing your whole pc because you broke your mouse.
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    If the fan was already mounted on the motherboard, then I expect the fan to last for the duration of the motherboard warranty. Simple as that.

    The end users should not have to pay £3 (+ shipping I imagine) for a heatsink to fix a problem of a motherboard with a valid warranty. It might not be a lot of money, but it's a principle. If they cannot provide fans that last for two years, then they should either provide a few replacement fans, or offer passive cooling in the first place.

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    Again very old news, Asus realsied the problem and shipped out a replacement heatsink thats way quieter than the original. I used the new HSF for months without any trouble, I only went for my Zalman Northbridge cooler in order to go silent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TooNice
    If the fan was already mounted on the motherboard, then I expect the fan to last for the duration of the motherboard warranty. Simple as that.

    The end users should not have to pay £3 (+ shipping I imagine) for a heatsink to fix a problem of a motherboard with a valid warranty. It might not be a lot of money, but it's a principle. If they cannot provide fans that last for two years, then they should either provide a few replacement fans, or offer passive cooling in the first place.
    I agree - old news or no - the point is that it seems pretty shoddy and imho asus should have revised the mobo, put a passive sink on it or whatever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eUphoria
    I agree - old news or no - the point is that it seems pretty shoddy and imho asus should have revised the mobo, put a passive sink on it or whatever.
    Asus have

    The new fan is different in design in that it is metaillic and is embossed with "ASUS" with air-holes to get air in and out down the sides, whereas, the older varient of the fan was no more than a metal box with a fan in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee @ SCAN
    Asus have

    The new fan is different in design in that it is metaillic and is embossed with "ASUS" with air-holes to get air in and out down the sides, whereas, the older varient of the fan was no more than a metal box with a fan in.
    Ah - well that makes sense then It did seem strange that a company like asus wouldnt do anything to correct such a widely known fault - I'll say no more
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    Indeed

    Here's an image of the older and newer coolers so you can see the difference



    The newer one to the LEFT *doh* is a lot better than the older one, I can personally vouch for that as I've had to swap mine from an older "clicking" one to the newer one
    Last edited by Lee H; 14-03-2006 at 11:03 AM.

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    Lee, are the A8N-SLI Deluxe and the A8N-E Ultra motherboards sold by Scan now fitted with the new model of chipset fan?

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    Yeap. All the boards now have a fan similar to the newer design.

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    fitted a Zalman passive cooler to mine which works a treat.

    Much quieter too.

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