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New video card fan not turning on.

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September 4, 2013 9:30:25 PM

After a month of owning my geforce gt 620 i just realized the fan isnt working. the card was a pain to get in my tiny dell optiplex 755 in the first place. so i took out the harddrive to get to the video card and shaved off a bit of plastic so i wouldn't have to take out the hard drive again. before putting in the hard drive i noticed that the card will not slide completely down because of two cylindrical nodes on the motherboard hitting the heat sink. i bent the heatsink to get a few more millimeters of space. could this be the reason for my fan not working? would i be able to wiggle these nodes to the side a bit? the card is slanted as you can see. Also, according to gpu-z my fan is running at 35%.




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September 5, 2013 12:13:48 PM

Hello, Quigonjim
Do not bend the cylindrical nodes. I also doubt that bending the heatsink could prevent the fan from working unless it is touching the fan. Is there a connector that could be disconnected on the graphics card? Hope I helped
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September 5, 2013 6:20:33 PM

nmkbhj said:
Hello, Quigonjim
Do not bend the cylindrical nodes. I also doubt that bending the heatsink could prevent the fan from working unless it is touching the fan. Is there a connector that could be disconnected on the graphics card? Hope I helped


thanks for the reply :)  anyway, yes, there is a connector. could it be that im using a 300 watt card on a 275 watt supply unit?
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September 6, 2013 1:04:15 PM

Quigonjim said:
nmkbhj said:
Hello, Quigonjim
Do not bend the cylindrical nodes. I also doubt that bending the heatsink could prevent the fan from working unless it is touching the fan. Is there a connector that could be disconnected on the graphics card? Hope I helped


thanks for the reply :)  anyway, yes, there is a connector. could it be that im using a 300 watt card on a 275 watt supply unit?

It could be the power supply bot being able to deliver enough power. But I took out my GT 610 and there was a small fan connector. Hope this helps (I think a psu not delivering enough power causes blue screens but GTX Titans can run on 500 watts from what I've heard)
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