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GA-Z87X-OC or GA-Z87X-UD7 TH Onboard FAN Noise

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Does anyone have these boards and experiencing the North/South Bridge on board fan noise? Have you found a solution to the noise? if so, how did you do it???

I called gigabyte, they were nice and explained a lot. basically the boards are cooled by a heat sink with embedded fans, the north bridge is connected to the CPU and if that over heats it will send a command for the board to shut down before any damage is done. The south bridge however, is not connected to the overheat shutdown command, so if i unplug the fan and the board gets too hot, there will be damage. gigabyte would not tell me the temperature threshold and will not provide that information.

I could water-cool the north bridge and hope that it keeps the fans from revving up, but i am wondering if anyone has found a better solution. gigabyte told me if i unplug those fans and the board overheats they will know and i will lose my warranty privileges. :crazy::banghead:
 
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Hello!
I've realised today that I have the same problem on my motherboard (GA-Z87X-UD7H TH)!
I haven't find any solution yet, I've tried to clean the fan, unscrew it from the heat-sink, clean it (wow a lot of dust!) but when i'd put it back i've heard the same disturbing noise...
 
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...I could water-cool the north bridge and hope that it keeps the fans from revving up, but i am wondering if anyone has found a better solution. gigabyte told me if i unplug those fans and the board overheats they will know and i will lose my warranty privileges. :crazy::banghead:
A better solution than unplugging the fans would be to use a silent case.
 
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Found any solution to this?
I have the same problem - the fan is making a horrible noise :|
 

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Does anyone have these boards and experiencing the North/South Bridge on board fan noise? Have you found a solution to the noise? if so, how did you do it???

I called gigabyte, they were nice and explained a lot. basically the boards are cooled by a heat sink with embedded fans, the north bridge is connected to the CPU and if that over heats it will send a command for the board to shut down before any damage is done. The south bridge however, is not connected to the overheat shutdown command, so if i unplug the fan and the board gets too hot, there will be damage. gigabyte would not tell me the temperature threshold and will not provide that information.

I could water-cool the north bridge and hope that it keeps the fans from revving up, but i am wondering if anyone has found a better solution. gigabyte told me if i unplug those fans and the board overheats they will know and i will lose my warranty privileges. :crazy::banghead:

Get rid of fans - http://www.performance-pcs.com/ek-fb-ga-z87x-oc-force-acetal.html for the OC model - not sure if the same would fit the UD7 - you could ask Gigabyte. Might also ask them if they have replacement fans.
 
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I could water-cool the north bridge and hope that it keeps the fans from revving up

Have you tried water cooling yet?
I have the same problem with these two fans, and it's really annoying.
 
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Anyone managed to solve this? The noise is getting on my nerves, I'm seriously thinking of replacing the motherboard by a cheaper one.
 
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I just unplugged them and purchased 2 fans on a bendable rod and placed them as close to the unplugged fans as I could get. I'm only running 1 graphix card with no overclock. Been running fine for a year or so.
 
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