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June 16, 2013 11:32:36 PM

Hi,

I'm new on this forum and I'm here because I have a problem of course.
My computer's case is always open for better cooling, so this morning i dropped something inside my computer (xD) and when i pulled it out my finger hit the GPU cooler and a blade broke.

I didn't realise it because i thought it won't break and my computer continued to run 24 hours. The next day I opened a game and it was all super laggy(fps) and suddenly my computer freezed.


Here comes the questions:

    Did i damage my GPU by running without a cooler?

    Can i run my GPU without 1 blade? Would it make a big difference?

    Is there any way i can fix it?



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June 17, 2013 1:52:46 AM

1. Theres a possibility, though given that your FPS tanked its likely it throttled itself before it could burn out.

2. See what happens when you run the fan without a blade. An unbalanced fan will sound horrible.

3. This might be one of the few times I recommend an aftermarket VGA cooler.
One of these is bound to be compatible with your card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Of course, you could remove the fan assembly (leaving the heatsink on) and just jury rig your own fan to it.
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June 17, 2013 8:36:13 AM

manofchalk said:
1. Theres a possibility, though given that your FPS tanked its likely it throttled itself before it could burn out.

2. See what happens when you run the fan without a blade. An unbalanced fan will sound horrible.

3. This might be one of the few times I recommend an aftermarket VGA cooler.
One of these is bound to be compatible with your card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Of course, you could remove the fan assembly (leaving the heatsink on) and just jury rig your own fan to it.


The GPU works great as far (tested screen recording on mafia 2 at max).
The fan sounds ok until 75%, after that it starts to get a little noisy and the real problem is that the whole GPU starts to shake (90%).

Is it bad?
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