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Trying to find a replacement 'Winfast mainboard secondry fan (A small thing) I got back to my pc that was left on & BSOD was displayed. Upon trying 2 restart it stops booting just before detecting hadrd drives. The bios had reset itself & the small fan in question struggles 2 spin. Often it spins a few seconds then stops.

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  • doomkinguk Dec 01, 2008

    The fan is on the mainboard just under the pci-e graphics card. Looks like an inch squared. It's a Foxconn Nforce board. 300+amd 64. I run Xp pro with SP2. Running a sli-tv tuner hybrid card & 3 IDE dricves, 2 SATA's & my doptical combo.

  • doomkinguk Dec 01, 2008

    Thank you Howardepgco :) Just wondering if anything has overheated too much? If so a new fan wouldn't fix the problem. Wonder what the damage is? Thanks again.

  • doomkinguk Dec 01, 2008

    Thanks Howardepgco but the fan doesn't sit on the heatsink but slots in the heatsink. It cannot be high profile as my GeForce 6600 SLI 256mb pci-e graphics card rests avove it!

    It's definately on the board. It's not the cpu fan (which works well) or on the graphics card. The heatsink got very hot & after BSOD screen i wonder if anythings overheated? It posts up to just after memory check ok. Just the familiar bios alteration beep then that's it.

  • Howard Lester May 11, 2010

    Is the fan on your video card or processor?

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That's a chipset fan and cooler. I found a good one on Newegg and it's only 7 bucks and it's a brand name no Chinese junk.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103155

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  • Howard Lester Dec 01, 2008

    Yeah I wonder too.Maybe a motherboard is a good idea. That chip could give you lots of grief later on if it got too hot.

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