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Thread: I don't know what we're yelling about! Loud Noises!

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    DarthInsinuate's Avatar Died in battle
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    the fan on my video card started making loud grinding noises, like a jigsaw cutting through metal - i've unplugged the fan now, how long do you think it'll last before overheating?

    even better can you think of any reasons why it would just suddenly change from near-silent humming, to buzzing like a powertool cutting things, damn similes
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    Time to replace the fan.

    As to how long it will last before overheating... It would help if you told us what card it is.

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    Why take a chance , whats a fan for a vid card ,a buck?

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    it's a Radeon 9600 pro, a fairly ordinary one from Crucial, it has a nice shiny gold heatsink though
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    That card definitely needs a fan to not overheat. I recommend you avoid running it until you get a fan.

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    Sounds defective. It's a waste of time questioning why tho. Electromechanical devices are subject to failure.
    Replace it as soon as you can. You've got evacuate the heat from that heatsink.

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    get a new card and give me this one...

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    i don't know where to get a replacement fan here in England, only those fancy more than a buck ones - unless there's a way i can attach a 80mm fan to the heatsink?
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    Noone has asked this yet?

    What does the thread title have to do with the thread?

    Though that scene in Anchorman is funny as hell.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthInsinuate
    i don't know where to get a replacement fan here in England, only those fancy more than a buck ones - unless there's a way i can attach a 80mm fan to the heatsink?
    Yes. I have used an 80mm fan for cooling a graphics card. I made a support with a metal bracket from an old ISA card. I bolted the fan to it and fixed it into place by fitting it to the PCI openings at the back of the case.

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