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gamebusterzade
December 2nd, 2010, 04:40 AM
after noting that my GPU was was running hot i desided to see if the fan was working
it wasn't

dose any one know how to fix/replace it cheaply

or am i freak worrying about this

Decatf
December 2nd, 2010, 04:43 AM
Replace it otherwise your graphics card will burn out. There are lots of graphics card coolers available. You just need to find one that is compatible with what you have.

gamebusterzade
December 2nd, 2010, 05:09 AM
well that is what i figured

i guess i will have go find a new one when that one burns out (i hope that is not for some time for it is a good nivida card)

i will be tiring to fix it for free with what i have(that is what i payed for the whole rig i wont feel to guilty braking it)

still i hope this works

i will be open for any comments on how to do this

to every one that posts

THANK :wink:

mastablasta
December 2nd, 2010, 08:38 AM
first thing to do would be to tell us what card you have.

cascade9
December 2nd, 2010, 09:03 AM
i will be tiring to fix it for free with what i have(that is what i payed for the whole rig i wont feel to guilty braking it)

still i hope this works

It might be possible to fix the fan with a bit of oil, depending on how its broken (you remove the sticker on top of the fan, put a drop of oil into the bearings, then stick the sticker back down).

gamebusterzade
December 2nd, 2010, 09:28 PM
It might be possible to fix the fan with a bit of oil, depending on how its broken (you remove the sticker on top of the fan, put a drop of oil into the bearings, then stick the sticker back down).


that might work if there was a sticker on top but i can pull the fan apart and force it in from the bottom(there is no way in from the top)

gamebusterzade
December 2nd, 2010, 09:35 PM
first thing to do would be to tell us what card you have.
i would tell u if i know where to find all that info

Later i will try and look up the serial number if i find time (it would help if i was sure it is a nividia card)

cascade9
December 3rd, 2010, 05:55 AM
i would tell u if i know where to find all that info

Later i will try and look up the serial number if i find time (it would help if i was sure it is a nividia card)

No need to look up serial numbers (and you'd have a really _fun_ time finding the serial number anyway).

sudo lshw

Then just copy the video card information, like this-


*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: G84 [GeForce 8600 GT]
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: a1
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
resources: irq:18 memory:fa000000-faffffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:f8000000-f9ffffff ioport:ef00(size=128) memory:fb000000-fb01ffff

gamebusterzade
December 3rd, 2010, 06:12 AM
i will try this but it going to be a few days

if there are any other thoughts on this please speak up

gamebusterzade
December 3rd, 2010, 05:07 PM
if u noted in the past i said it was free

that and it is a few years old

so unless they have a really good warranty there is no chance of having one

steve7777777
December 3rd, 2010, 05:14 PM
No on board video or can't you borrow an old video card untill you get it fixed, or maybe get a card off of Ebay and resell it once you get the fan issue sorted out?

gamebusterzade
December 3rd, 2010, 05:44 PM
yes there is an on board video spot

that will be what i will be using after i get all the info on what it is

gamebusterzade
December 9th, 2010, 02:34 AM
first thing to do would be to tell us what card you have.


nividia geforce fx 5200

cascade9
December 9th, 2010, 05:27 AM
nividia geforce fx 5200

All the FX5200s I've seen use cheap 'northbridge' style coolers. I've run one with a passive northbridge cooler and had no porblems, but the case I ran it in had pretty good airfow. If you tried it in a case with bad airflow it would overheat.

gamebusterzade
December 10th, 2010, 12:06 AM
well thanks for the help

i might have found a cheap northbridge heatsink to replace the fan with

but can i safely unplug the fan from the GPU board

cascade9
December 11th, 2010, 07:29 AM
Yes, unplugging the fan from the video card isnt dangerous.

gamebusterzade
December 16th, 2010, 05:07 PM
thank for the help

i should be getting the parts today