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:help: I'm asking my fellow countrymen (Brits) especially as I need to get two replacement fans and would like recommendations for good fan websites or shops (preferrably in the Cambridge area).

 

I have an AMD Athlon XP1600, 512 mb RAM, 40 GB h/d, + GeForce 2 graphics card, running Windows XP Home Edition.

 

I have a CPU heatsink which is working fine but the little fan next to it has given up the ghost. I am having trouble finding a replacement, partly because I'm not sure what I'm looking for. The fan is approx. 40mm x 40mm square and has ARX CPU Cooler on it. It also has one of those little tac wires. I would post a picture but I can't download it!

 

I also need to replace my case fan as this has been dodgy for a while but have seen lots of these on the i/net.

 

Now I have had a look at PC Mech & the other websites in the information library (good idea) but wondered if there is a good UK site with more up to date articles? Something with step by step pics would be good. Or perhaps you could recommend a good book?

 

I'm confident enough to do this myself but jsut want to make sure I buy the right fans.

 

I was just starting to think about getting a new pc but we would still keep the old one for the kids and in the meantime my daughter & I are having withdrawal sypmtoms from not being able to use the internet!

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Saffers

 

(haven't been to the Pit for getting on for a year so hello to anyone who remembers me!!)

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You mention that you need a new case. Most if not all computer shops have in stock a case that can accept 4 fans. Unexpensive fans do the trick well. Good cases are designed to have 2 fans in the front part and 2 in the back. Front ones should be air intakes and the back ones exhaust. Good luck!

 

VP

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I also need to replace my case fan as this has been dodgy for a while but have seen lots of these on the i/net

He needs a case fan not a case....

 

What motherboard are you using... maybe with that info someone could tell you what fan you need

 

 

 

Jimmy

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The 40mm x 40mm is your chipset cooler.You can replace the fan or go down the fanless route.Knowing what mobo you have would make it easier.

 

http://www.overclock.co.uk/customer/home.php?cat=436

 

http://www.overclock.co.uk/customer/home.php?cat=665

 

http://www.casetech.co.uk/product.php?prod...&cat=274&page=1

 

As for case fans yours are more than likely 80mm

 

http://www.overclock.co.uk/customer/home.php?cat=281

 

As for fitting its straight forward

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He needs a case fan not a case....

 

What motherboard are you using... maybe with that info someone could tell you what fan you need

 

 

 

Jimmy

oops...vital piece of information...sorry.....ASUSTeK Computer INC. A7V266-E

 

 

btw...I'm a "she"!! :lol:

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You mention that you need a new case. Most if not all computer shops have in stock a case that can accept 4 fans. Unexpensive fans do the trick well. Good cases are designed to have 2 fans in the front part and 2 in the back. Front ones should be air intakes and the back ones exhaust. Good luck!

 

VP

Jimmy was right, I did say case fan but I had started to think about getting a new case as I think any extra cool air coming in & hot air being shunted out can only be a good thing. So thanks for that :) I have recently read about the new BTX cases - are they good?

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The 40mm x 40mm is your chipset cooler.You can replace the fan or go down the fanless route.Knowing what mobo you have would make it easier.

 

http://www.overclock.co.uk/customer/home.php?cat=436

 

http://www.overclock.co.uk/customer/home.php?cat=665

 

http://www.casetech.co.uk/product.php?prod...&cat=274&page=1

 

As for case fans yours are more than likely 80mm

 

http://www.overclock.co.uk/customer/home.php?cat=281

 

As for fitting its straight forward

Thanks par4

 

Yes my case fan is 80mm.

 

I've just bought a little tool case so I managed to get both fans out yesterday. The little one actually comes off the base, theres not much to it. I presume the base conducts the heat?

 

Perhaps you could also clear up something for me? My daughter is doing A+ ICT at school & told me I should use an anti-static wrist band. However, my local PC shop tell me this isn't necessary as long as I am touching the metal case. I have read various websites, most of which advise wrist bands too. So, what do you do?!!

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Hello Saffers, long time no see! Here's a nice case that I've heard good reviews on: Stacker

Here's a nice case fan too, maybe one for the front and one for the rear?: Antec 120mm

 

For a chipset fan, I was unable to find one on any of the UK sites I looked at, but here's one on a US site. Perhaps you can find it, or similar, in the UK:

Crystal Orb

 

Maybe this will help... :mrgreen:

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Hello Saffers, long time no see! Here's a nice case that I've heard good reviews on: Stacker

Here's a nice case fan too, maybe one for the front and one for the rear?: Antec 120mm

 

For a chipset fan, I was unable to find one on any of the UK sites I looked at, but here's one on a US site. Perhaps you can find it, or similar, in the UK:

Crystal Orb

 

Maybe this will help... :mrgreen:

Hi Caintry Boy - yep, it's been a long time.... thanks for the links... I love the case but don't think I can justify the expense right now!

 

I've ordered a case fan which should do the job Akasa

 

I was going to get a real flashy one but thought better of it! flashy!

 

I've actually got the pc going again...I took out the fans & cleaned them up with some air. The little fan was really mucked up quite badly with the dust. The case fan is a bit better but is making too much noise and doesn't always turn very well...past it's sell by date really :)

 

Here's a picture of what I'm talking about fan

 

Thanks for all the advice folks....I don't come here so often now but it's nice to know where to go when I need help or advice...and I am constantly recommending the pit to my IT learners at work... :beer:

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Hello Saffers, long time no see! Here's a nice case that I've heard good reviews on: Stacker

Here's a nice case fan too, maybe one for the front and one for the rear?: Antec 120mm

 

For a chipset fan, I was unable to find one on any of the UK sites I looked at, but here's one on a US site. Perhaps you can find it, or similar, in the UK:

Crystal Orb

 

Maybe this will help... :mrgreen:

 

You can get a crystal orb from here. The vantec icebergs are worth a look aswell.

 

As for wrist bands. i've never used one myself. Earth yourself on the case, that what i do.

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You can get a crystal orb from here. The vantec icebergs are worth a look aswell.

 

As for wrist bands. i've never used one myself. Earth yourself on the case, that what i do.

thanks par4 - but it doesn't look much like the fan I've got (see link to my pic in last entry) - don't really know how I would get the whole thing out - i can detach the fan bit but that still leaves the metal case attached to the mb...i am going to take some pics tomorrow so i can show you in more detail.

 

can't wait for my new case fan to arrive...the noise my present one is making is driving me mad!! :)

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You replace the heatsink aswell. If it doesn't have 2 screws.it should have push pins.But you'll probably have to remove the motherboard to remove it.

If you dont want to do that just replace the fan with a new "quieter" 40mm one and leave the heatsink in place.

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You replace the heatsink aswell. If it doesn't have 2 screws.it should have push pins.But you'll probably have to remove the motherboard to remove it.

If you dont want to do that just replace the fan with a new "quieter" 40mm one and leave the heatsink in place.

par4 is correct; and, it sounds like yours may be attached with a "thermal sort of glue".

thanks par4 - but it doesn't look much like the fan I've got (see link to my pic in last entry) - don't really know how I would get the whole thing out - i can detach the fan bit but that still leaves the metal case attached to the mb...i am going to take some pics tomorrow so i can show you in more detail

If that is the case then I have used this method, link freely given by JackeL to remove one from my Video Card, it would work about the same for a motherboard chipset too: Chipset fan removal. Make sure to use any solvents or cleaners outside...you don't want to get *gassed*. :P

 

 

Good luck my dear... :)

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You replace the heatsink aswell. If it doesn't have 2 screws.it should have push pins.But you'll probably have to remove the motherboard to remove it.

If you dont want to do that just replace the fan with a new "quieter" 40mm one and leave the heatsink in place.

:unsure: don't think I want to remove the motherboard! I can unscrew the fan which is 40x40 and it has a sort of heatsink with those push pins but obviously it is stuck down. Think it is easier just to change the fan!! (I'm not that brave!!)

I'm sure it would be a doddle for some of you but I'm new to all this sort of stuff, I normally just play with the software! :)

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:unsure: don't think I want to remove the motherboard! I can unscrew the fan which is 40x40 and it has a sort of heatsink with those push pins but obviously it is stuck down. Think it is easier just to change the fan!! (I'm not that brave!!)

I'm sure it would be a doddle for some of you but I'm new to all this sort of stuff, I normally just play with the software! :)

 

Thats the sucker!

 

Just screw the new fan inplace .plug it in and your good to go ;)

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Thats the sucker!

 

Just screw the new fan inplace .plug it in and your good to go ;)

yeah, par4....but....I can't find a bloody replacement fan that size...I don't know what I'm looking for and every bloom' website calls it something different....is it a chipset fan...cpu cooler....asteroid...or what??!

 

Also, I am feeling such a wally because I ordered a nice new case fan...but it's the wrong size! I could have sworn it was 80mm but its 92mm! :pullhair::bawling:

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Saffers its a cpu fan. It must match the heatsink which sits on top of the cpu.

Incidentally hows your cricket team?

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Saffers its a cpu fan. It must match the heatsink which sits on top of the cpu.

Incidentally hows your cricket team?

Hi Andrew - yes, it's got "cpu cooler" label on it!...see my pics below

 

:unsure:  don't think I want to remove the motherboard!  I can unscrew the fan which is 40x40 and it has a sort of heatsink with those push pins but obviously it is stuck down. 

I just can't find a fan that small, that sits on that sort of heatsink... (and you can see the main heatsink above it which has a 60mm fan)

 

the cricket's good thanks....just you get ready :P:lol:

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yeah, par4....but....I can't find a bloody replacement fan that size...I don't know what I'm looking for and every bloom' website calls it something different....is it a chipset fan...cpu cooler....asteroid...or what??!

 

Also, I am feeling such a wally because I ordered a nice new case fan...but it's the wrong size! I could have sworn it was 80mm but its 92mm! :pullhair::bawling:

Here you go

 

 

http://www.casetech.co.uk/home.php?cat=428

 

http://www.overclock.co.uk/customer/produc...productid=16630

 

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Onl...YS_Tech_60.html

 

http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/Kustom...et_Fans_72.html

 

http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/Kustom...sc_Fans_99.html

http://www.tekheads.co.uk/s/product?product=601991

 

http://www.thecoolingshop.com/product_info.../products_id/33

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