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Old 04-13-2005, 03:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Annoying noise

coming from the fan on my video card. I a old geforce4 (correction I think its a 4 :P) ti 4200. I'm 99% sure its coming from the fan as I've taken everything apart. It sounds like its hitting something but theres really nothing to hit no wires dust anything. I totally disconnected the fan from the rest of the heatsink and it kinda stopped making noise but when I attach it back to the heatsink it makes the sound again. Will I be destroying my video card if I remove the fan and just leave like the heatsink?

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Old 04-13-2005, 03:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's not a good idea to run without the fan, but it's most likely that the bearing in the fan that's failing, but you can get replacements that are inexpensive.
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Old 04-13-2005, 03:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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really I was looking at some video card cooling things are they all like universal fit?
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Old 04-13-2005, 03:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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No, normally I just get a generic chipset cooling fan, the kit is about $10 from CompUSA and should fit pretty well, but if you take the old fan with you then you can get a size comparisson.
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Old 04-13-2005, 04:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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oh ok
http://store.yahoo.com/svcompucycle/vanvgaandchi.html

I found that, its kinda near me plus I wanna buy a case from them too.

You wouldnt happen to know how to tell the difference between like " Note: All Lian-Li cases purchased from Monarch come with ball bearing case fans and come packaged in original Lian-Li packaging. Lower prices from other merchants may indicate the use of cheaper sleeve bearing case fans that are louder and do not last as long or not using original Lian-Li packaging. " (pulled from monarch website)

the Ball bearing case fans and sleeve bearing? haha sorry for all the random questions.
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Old 04-13-2005, 04:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Check out this link, there are many vga cooling solutions to choose from, I'm sure you will find something that will work for you in just about any price range.
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Old 04-13-2005, 10:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yea i'm probably just gonna pick up the one at SVC.

LOL another random question if I get a nforce4 board will I need a different power supply then like the one I have now? I think I have a nforce2 (I have an AthlonXP) The PS is a 400w Smart Power? Antec.
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Old 04-17-2005, 10:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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yea i'm probably just gonna pick up the one at SVC.

LOL another random question if I get a nforce4 board will I need a different power supply then like the one I have now? I think I have a nforce2 (I have an AthlonXP) The PS is a 400w Smart Power? Antec.
No, you can use the same power supply. The motherboard might have a 24-pin power supply connector, but it's backward compatible with the 20-pin. My motherboard is fine leaving the other 4 pins empty, but some motherboards might require you to use an adapter to fill them in, I'm not sure.
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