Originally Posted by Mastacator
How long did you have the board before the fan died? I've had mine for 10 months and haven't had a problem. The one i have is the one that blows down on the chip, not across it. Is this the first version of it then?
well both versions of the Asus cooler have small fans that blow downward accross the chipset.
the first version used a 30 or 35mm fan and had a more beefy heatsink. it mounted at 90 degree angles to the edges of the board.
the second version uses a 40mm fan and mounts diagonally (45 degree angles) and has less of a heatsink due to the larger fan.
My board came with the original cooler and it made a terrible noise... and would spin at vary different speeds which made me nervous especially hearing about other people's failing. I replaced it after about a month
the second version I got from Asus after calling them and it died after 24 hours of installing it.