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Fan broke on 9800gt looking to replace (100-130 price range)

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July 5, 2010 11:24:30 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next few days

BUDGET RANGE: About $100-130 USD

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Mostly gaming, world of warcraft

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Currently have a Nvidia Geforce 9800gt with a 500w power supply

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: HP desktop with an AMD Phenom 9550 quad core processor 6.00gb ram 64bit vista OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Id prefer ordering from newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: I dont know enough about vard types to specify this




ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: With the current card i own, the fan went after about 8 months and the card suffers from severe overheating leading to system shutdown after about 1hr of playtime. Id like a card that runs at a cool temp, preferably capable of running WoW on high settings
July 5, 2010 11:38:29 PM

If you sell the 9800gt you can make at the bery least $50... I recomend ati for you and if you have to absolutely buy nvidia i guess buy a gts 250 with 1gb but thats a small improvement over what you have now...

You can buy many ati cards that will be much better than a 9800gt and will run on ur power supply like these:
(in order from worst to best)

Gts 250 1gb = $105-140
HD 5670 1gb = $80-120
HD 5750 512mb = $110
HD 5750 1gb = $120-150
HD 5770 512mb = $140

If you cannot absolutely pass your $130 get the cheapest 5750 1gb... a 5750 = 9800gt x 1.5 so itll be a lot faster... If you can get the 5770 512mb it will be a 9800gt x 1.7... so get either, do not buy the gts 250 unless you need cuda and physx..

=) have fun
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July 6, 2010 12:26:18 AM

Just a suggestion, why don't you buy an 8 dollar fan and strap it to the 9800GT heatsink. Fixed your problem, no need to buy a new card.
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July 6, 2010 12:31:24 AM

i was thinking about a solution such as this....if you dont mind let me explain my situation a little further;

For example, right now my GPU is running at 56degrees, if i were to boot up WoW my gpu would most likley go up to about 65degrees and continue to increase from there. Only thing is, i have the case off my computer and when i look at the fan, sometimes i can see it spinning sluggishly and making wierd noises which would explain the temp increase. other times howver, i can see the fan spinning at a normal rate, sounds fine, but the temp is still increasing, can you or anyone else make sense of this?

edit: forgot to mention this, since the problem began to occur about 2 wks ago, maybe 2 or 3 times i've boot up to the plreasent suprise of my fan simply not overheating during the duration of my gameplay, which was about 4 or 5 hours. Normally, it will get to a point where i need to sut off the game or it will shut off itself within an hour
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July 6, 2010 4:02:37 AM

tyler54 said:
i was thinking about a solution such as this....if you dont mind let me explain my situation a little further;

For example, right now my GPU is running at 56degrees, if i were to boot up WoW my gpu would most likley go up to about 65degrees and continue to increase from there. Only thing is, i have the case off my computer and when i look at the fan, sometimes i can see it spinning sluggishly and making wierd noises which would explain the temp increase. other times howver, i can see the fan spinning at a normal rate, sounds fine, but the temp is still increasing, can you or anyone else make sense of this?

edit: forgot to mention this, since the problem began to occur about 2 wks ago, maybe 2 or 3 times i've boot up to the plreasent suprise of my fan simply not overheating during the duration of my gameplay, which was about 4 or 5 hours. Normally, it will get to a point where i need to sut off the game or it will shut off itself within an hour


Well, it sounds like it is soley a fan issue then, so if you want to save money, either buy a new heatsink/fan like corsair suggests, or rig one up for real cheap using a case fan that you may have lying around.

Anyways, some people aren't looking for suggestions on how to fix their current issues, some just want an exscuse to upgrade, that's how I am at least! So if it's an upgrade you want to do, I say go for it regardless.
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July 6, 2010 4:28:47 AM

Also, what company is the 9800GT? If you are still under warrenty shouldn't the company be able to send you a fan? That is what XFX is doing now for me since the one on my 8600 broke.
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July 6, 2010 4:45:21 AM

its a BFG and im pretty sure i would be under warrenty with them if i had mailed in some paperwork within 30 days of purchase but i dont think i did, but anway im looking at a few different 5750's does anyone have a suggestion on what brand (as you can tell im not too expierienced with this kinda stuff, so i dont know which brands have good and bad reps) right now its probably between

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

any suggestions?
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July 6, 2010 4:54:17 AM

if you're willing to spend the extra $10 then I would go for the Sapphire 5750 out of those 2 cards. Or better yet, get the XFX card which is the same price and performance of the Sapphire card, but it has a lifetime warranty through XFX.
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July 6, 2010 5:00:04 AM

alrighty, thanks. One more thing, i have a 500w PSU, the sapphire says it needs minimum 450w, recommended 600w, should this be an issue?
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July 6, 2010 5:13:24 AM

I'm by no means a PSU expert, but it should be OK as long as you have a 6-pin power connector on your power supply otherwise you'll need a Y-adapter.

By the way, the 600 watt recommendation is for 2 or more graphics cards in Crossfire.
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July 6, 2010 8:23:57 AM

which brand is your 500w psu?
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July 6, 2010 5:49:58 PM

its an Antec
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July 6, 2010 11:32:18 PM

In antec 500watt should be able to run all the cards i mentioned before... The 4850 is not a bad choice but its dx10 and getting old so if you want old tech that runs fast for cheap, get it. I mean if you dont care about dx11 the 4850 is great! A 4850 should = a 5750 hence the 48xx going to 57xx... the 5750 should be a nice upgrade for a 9800gt. Although ebay has 10000000 $5 heatsinks for 9800gt's and you could wait some more to buy a 5850, or when 6 series comes out or even gtx 460 or so....
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