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ONE MORE QUESTION, PLS HELP! Video card fan just stopped! TEMPS RISING

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November 3, 2007 12:24:09 AM

OK, my video card, an X800GTO just went kaput! CRAP!

It's been making some noise, and now the temperature is rising, from 56 before it stopped, to 79 degrees as I WRITE THIS!

What can I do? What SHOULD I DO? Can I use it safely without burning it as long as I dont use it for games?

What card can I get?
November 3, 2007 1:03:36 AM

Without the fan, the graphics card will probably die out soon. Newegg sells some replacement vga fans that are fairly simple to install.
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November 3, 2007 1:11:35 AM

its actually BARELY working.

I suppose I should switch to on board video for now though.

November 3, 2007 1:43:10 AM

PNY GeForce 7600 GS AGP Graphics Card

Is the above card MUCH worse than my X800GTO I am running now? I opened up the extra four pipes on it.
November 3, 2007 1:44:37 AM

7600 GS is not a very good card. Just get a new fan for your x800gto, or get something like a 7600 GT. I would stick with your x800gto if I were you.
November 3, 2007 1:50:36 AM

The same thing happened to my Geforce 3 ti500 - The fan stopped working and whenever I tried to play games every minute or so it would freeze for a few seconds. As a temporary fix I just stuck a case fan inside next to my graphics card and it worked great. I actually ended up using it like that for over a year until I upgraded. Though if you don't have one lying around it'd be just as easy and probably better to get a VGA fan like vip said.
a c 107 U Graphics card
November 3, 2007 2:06:26 AM

there are after market heatsink/fans available....just grab one and enjoy....

VF700-cu from zalman should fit and is not too expensive anymore...

the Geforce 3 ti500 had a heatsink that was exposed better so a case fan would work....but that does not work on the X800 cards
November 3, 2007 2:41:06 AM

7600gs is a good card. Ether buy a cheap replacement for your fan/heat sink or buy a new video card. If your going to buy a new video card post ur psu specs, rig specs and budget please.
November 3, 2007 12:58:56 PM

The problem I have with video card replacement fans is that I dont have a typical fan, so I have NO IDEA how to install one over it.
November 3, 2007 1:00:17 PM

My fan looks like this:



So I have NO IDEA what kind of fan I need over it!

November 3, 2007 1:05:39 PM

Get a new card. The NVidia 8500 GT will run DX 10 (although poorly) and is only like $60 I believe.
November 3, 2007 1:25:39 PM

Not really an option. I am a photographer and I need this fixed TODAY!

it's either I spend 45 dollars on a COOLER or 108 dollars on a new graphics card, PNY GeForce 7600 GS AGP Graphics Card
November 3, 2007 1:28:40 PM

I'd suggest shutting your computer off. Just a thought.
November 3, 2007 1:44:37 PM

If by any chance you are using Linux - there is a bug at the moment in either Ubuntu or Suse (not sure which) where the ATI X800 models (and maybe some others) are having their fans maxed out all the time.

I read about it one or two weeks ago when playing around with Ubuntu. I'm sure you have checked it for dirt, obstruction etc.

Let it die a slow painful death today - replace it tomorrow...it's old. I have an X800pro and can't wait to start again next year. Good Luck.

If you take the current fan off - maybe that will give more clearance for your other air to hit the cooling components..
November 3, 2007 2:41:49 PM

Thanks A_Dude, but no I am using Windows XP.

I am going to go to COMPUSA tonight, but I still dont understand how the fan is going to attach to my system!
a c 107 U Graphics card
November 3, 2007 3:30:45 PM

You swap out the fan and heatsink....unless you can find another fan for that heatsink(not easy to do, but the screws are under the blades, you turn then slowly you will see small screws that hold the fan in).....

If that is too much of a pain(worried about breaking the card and wasting the money for a heatsink....), then a new card is the best option....
November 3, 2007 4:30:52 PM

I took off the heatsink and fan, but I dont see where the NEW heatsink fits?
a c 107 U Graphics card
November 3, 2007 5:50:30 PM

i am gonna toss together a quick guide for you.....just give me a sec

EDIT

I sure as hell hope you are on another computer

may be easier to just use zalmans own guide...

its not hard...

Clean you gpu core with q-tips and rubbing alcohol
then apply thermal compound and spread it thinly with a clean credit/bank/ect card.(clean the end of the card with the rubbing alcohol...)

Install as per instructions below
check the installation movie...there are 2 sets of holes for different card types

http://www.zalman.co.kr/eng/product/view.asp?idx=163&co...


Note: i had to offset the ram sink a little....not like the card needed then anyway...

dont forget the little rubber washers and to plug the cards fan in....since the card no longer powers it, you have to plug the fan in yourself..
November 3, 2007 8:57:14 PM

WOW THANKS! Im going to get that fan tonight... cross your fingers! :) 
November 3, 2007 9:26:49 PM

nukemaster said:
i am gonna toss together a quick guide for you.....just give me a sec

EDIT

I sure as hell hope you are on another computer

may be easier to just use zalmans own guide...

its not hard...

Clean you gpu core with q-tips and rubbing alcohol
then apply thermal compound and spread it thinly with a clean credit/bank/ect card.(clean the end of the card with the rubbing alcohol...)

Install as per instructions below
check the installation movie...there are 2 sets of holes for different card types

http://www.zalman.co.kr/eng/product/view.asp?idx=163&co...

http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/926/hpim1511vn7.jpg
Note: i had to offset the ram sink a little....not like the card needed then anyway...
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/8462/hpim1512df6.jpg
dont forget the little rubber washers and to plug the cards fan in....since the card no longer powers it, you have to plug the fan in yourself..


dude, not trying to be mean, but thats disgustinly dusty...
why you dont just go to a paint shop, and buy one brush and clean your computer?
that much ammount of dust is dangerous for your computer
November 3, 2007 11:46:55 PM

A paint brush" can cause ESD and is not a good tool to clean out your computer with. And no that is not a dangerous level of dust for a computer. you should have seen my old system after 3 years of not cleaning, in a house with two dogs, carpet and seated on the floor :lol: 
a c 107 U Graphics card
November 4, 2007 2:32:57 AM

tamalero said:
dude, not trying to be mean, but thats disgustinly dusty...
why you dont just go to a paint shop, and buy one brush and clean your computer?
that much ammount of dust is dangerous for your computer


Hows this?





or how about a smokers computer?


When i clean my server i will give you a nice pic :p 

A friend of mine said that dust is like a protective coating for the computer parts(not seriously but he said it)
It does get cleaned about every 2-4 months anyway....
November 4, 2007 11:19:06 AM

OK guys, I bought the fan, and I have ONE quick question that the video/manual does not cover.

The last step is providing power to the fan. It says to use the attached dongle and attach it to the 4 pin connector. Is this the SAME 4 pin connector I use to attach to my graphics card? I mean doesnt my CARD need that power? Or does this take the place of it? OR do I attached it to the SECONDORY 4 pin connector and still attach the other 4 pin connector TO my card?

PLEASE REPLY IM DOING THE INSTALL SOON!

November 4, 2007 11:32:57 AM

You plug a four pin connector into the video card, and a different four pin connector into the fan.
November 4, 2007 11:38:52 AM

Thanks that's what I needed to know.
November 4, 2007 12:20:16 PM

INSTALLED!

I am running ATI tool, and SILENT MODE is keeping it pretty cool.

I will try full speed mode in a moment and see the difference in sound.
November 4, 2007 1:13:52 PM

IDLING: 48 degrees

IN GAME: 68 degrees
a c 107 U Graphics card
November 4, 2007 3:32:31 PM

Glad you go it installed.....feel better now? :) 
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