yeah, that will make things more complicated...
I suppose you could unplug the fan (if the fan header is easily accessible) and start it up briefly. Some cards have wierd safety systems that prevent complete boot up if there isnt anything connected into the fan header. But then again, when the fan on my old 9800pro failed, I just tossed the little fan in a bin and strapped a 80mm molex powered case fan ontop the heatsink and it worked just fine.
Yes , I managed to put something on the fan to stop it for a moment, and the noise completely went away
Is there any way to stop it , coz its really irritating, until a new card arrives?
or even remove it safely?
And can I / should i still be using my PC?
Thanks so so much!