Someone needs to buy and aftermarket fan and replace the old Gigabyte
grinder, the report back to this forum. Me? Why not. I've thought about
it, but haven't yet since the fan grinds at first, then straighens up and is
silent until restarted. I think it is a standard 40mm fan. Another option
is to lubricate it as I mentioned in an earlier post.
"Si" > wrote in message
> Hey Bob,
> I'm about to move everything to a new case so I was going to remove the
> anyway. I did in fact get a response from Gigabyte today in which they
> offered to send me a new fan but they said it might take a while because
> stocks are limited. Does that mean they've had a shed load of requests for
> new ones? Hmmm.......sounds dodgy to me : )
> "Bob Davis" > wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > Mine's been "grinding" away during the boot process for months and still
> > works. I'll let it grind away 'til it quits, then either replace or
> > it. Keep in mind that when installing a third-party passive heatsink
> > likely need to remove the mobo first. I may decide to remove the fan
> > lubricate its bearing, as that sometimes works to quieten them down.
> > As per another suggestion, I think removing the fan altogether is
> > acceptable, as other 875i mobos, like Asus, come with no fan. I suspect
> > is there only to provide extra cooling in the event of extreme
> > "Si" > wrote in message
> > ...
> > > The Northbridge fan on my mobo has started making a kind of grinding
> > > during the boot process. After windows has loaded it goes back to the
> > normal
> > > noise it's supposed to make. Initally I thought the noise was coming
> > > one of my hard drives as it sounded like when the bearings go and even
> > went
> > > as far as buying a new one! Anyway, this mobo is only a couple of
> > old
> > > and I was wondering if this is an easy thing to fix or should I take
> > back
> > > to the shop?
> > >
> > > Cheers.
> > >
> > > Si
> > >
> > >