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Are NForce 4 boards inherently noisy?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Endeavour, May 18, 2005.

  1. Endeavour

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    I was planning to invest in a Mobo with this chipset because it looked like it would be compatible with the X2 chips due later this year. However, I have now read a couple of reviews on different models that made comment about the intrusive noise coming from the Chipset fan.

    Anyone got experience with these boards?
     
  2. Kaz

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    so stick a zalman heatsink on it instead. I did and it registers cooler than with the fan
     
  3. Endeavour

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    Which board do you have? I think one review I saw was of the Asus board and the reviewer thought that the northbridge fan may difficult to remove without risking "premature Mobo death" :(
     
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    Well on my DFI board one of the x16 PCIe slots means a card sits almost (1mmish) above the chipset fan so no way you can put anything other than a home designed/specially made heatsink on it which is a pity but mine isn't what I'd call loud.
     
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    I recently bought a new machine from Mesh, which uses the ASUS board, and yes, that there fan made a terrible din from time to time. I've since, however, sent it back for "repair" and for the past two weeks or so I've had no problem; mind you I haven't, as of yet, taken a peek to see what they've done.
     
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    Is it audible above the other system fans Pinkprobegt as I am likely to go with a Silverstone case too?
     
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    Asus A8N-Sli Deluxe here.....and the fan quiet, but there again, the noise just comes from case fans instead.....
     
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    I have the Asus A8N-SLI and the chipset fan is very noisy IF you build a silent PC, i removed it and put the zalman on, i did not find it particular hard and caused no damage, been running for months now no crashes.
     
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    i too just added the nf4 cooler, the vga cooler and the chip cooler from zalman, took no time at all and now have a very quiet and fast htpc
     
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    I've not been able to tell at the moment, the NF4 mobo is my main machine and as such there's a noisy gfx card in there. It does seem to spin faster than any of my other fans. Then again my supposedly silent silenx fan is noisier than anything else in the case!

    Incidentally if you go with the LC-03 case it now has 2x60mm fans at the back not 1 like in all the reviews. Looks like they listen to reviewers!
     
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    To be onest i hate 60MM Fan holes, as 60MM Fans are either too noisy or run slow and quiet and push no air

    On my Silverstone i use a 60MM - 80MM Fan converter and run just 1 Papst 80MM Fan, far far better i dont know why they dont use 1 X 80MM Fan hole on those cases they could fit it in.
     
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    Take a look at the Abit AN8 Ultra - no fans whatsoever. I use a Cool n Quiet Athlon 64 with a Gigabyte GT6600 fanless along with a Qtechnology (not Qtec) silent psu and you can barely tell the PC is even on - definitely the quietest setup I've had yet and powerful enough for everything I want to do.
     
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    Oh dear, my chipset fan has just decided that its time to fail :( It's a known problem, but i'm not going to replace it now as i'll be moving to a huge passive heatsink or water cooling.
     

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