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Created On: 09/07/2004 11:32 PM
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 09/07/2004 11:32 PM
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Kamuel
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Note: I've used these forums before to help build my system in 2002 but it's been awhile so I may not be quite as up to date as before. =p

Specs:
ASUS A7M266-D Revision 1.03
2x Athlon MP 1900+ with stock fans
2x Seagate 80GB ATA 7200RPM
512MB DDR ECC REG PC2100
52x CD-ROM
MSI GeForce4 MX440 64mb
adaptec 1200A ATA100 RAID CARD
+1 case fan
(450W power supply)

so it's been working wonderfully for the past 2 years. Recently, however, CPU0 fan has weakened and it occationally drop 2000-4000 rpms slower than it should. (The fans were previously recorded to run at a steady 5600 rpm on average). So I tried changing the CPU0 fan with CPU1 fan spot and the problem follows the fan. Naturally I assumed the problem is most likely a faulty fan. I called up AMD and they immediately sent me a replacement fan + heatsink. When i installed the replacement fan+heatsink, my computer now turns off 3 seconds after hitting the on button.

Specs for replacement as far as I can see it:
Model # AFB0612MC
DC 12V 0.17A

it's a 3 pin copper bottom heatsink that's about 60mmx67mm. Black fan, slightly wider than my stock fan.

So anyone knows how this compares? Is the replacement fan compatible? Is it a proper replacement or did AMD screw it up?
 09/08/2004 11:47 AM
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Any fan that is similar will work, you could even get 60-80mm or 60-90 mm adaptor for both fans, get 2 new fans that are larger, advantage is they push more air and are quieter.

If the cpu's where purchased as retail then RMA the hsf combo back to AMD.

Later

MD

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 09/08/2004 08:36 PM
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RMA=?
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