i have a gfx card9400gt with no fan on it.
i had a damaged psu with a working fan so i removed it and
used it to cool my card. the fan has two pins while mobo has 3 but it still
works with 2 terminals,just i cant see the speed.
now i am planning to overclock the card. is it ok?
you can have a pic of card on google type-' 9400gt with no fan-' http://images.nitrosell.com/product_images/1/175//PVT94...
i use gpu-z and ATITOOLS to monitor the temps.
before the addition of fan,the temps of card during gaming (assa creed,cod mw)
were upto 82-83 degree C.
now they hardly go over 48.
i put terminals of fan in those which are meant for cabinet fan.
the fan is exactly perpendicular to heat sink and all the airflow strikes the card processor
i might be sounding ridiculous but i have one more fan
of same type. can i use it with the same mobo terminal by just splitting
the wire into two? or will at sress the smps as it will have to provide
power for 2 fans?
i know that i am playing with my pc too much but
i cant see that fan just lying on my table.
Fans don't draw much current, but I don't know if there is enough juice on one board power connector to drive 2 fans. You could try, but I think you'd be better off using another power connector - or splicing the other fan into a MOLEX connector and connecting it straight to the PSU.
On the other hand, you have adequate cooling - and a spare fan.