Well, it finally happened, the fan on my HD 4670 went bad (it cycles up, makes a loud noise, then cycles down. This repeats every few seconds). I will order a 5770 on the net, but it could take 1-2 weeks to get here. I have unplugged the fan because it is annoying as hell.
My question is, as long as I lay off the games, should it be ok to run my computer for 1-2 weeks with the fan unplugged? It has a heatsink, I just don't know if that will be enough.
After having the fan unplugged for 10 minutes, the card got pretty hot, and my mouse started stuttering a bit. I suspect that is a bad sign. Any thoughts?
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It needs the fan for cooling. You could always zip-tie a small case fan to it to get by.
i had that problem with my Nvidia 9400.and yes the mouse stutering is it overheating. until i got my 5770 i just did what he said. and stuck a case fan on top of it. it kept it pretty well under control and depending on what your case cooling is like and what fan your cooling it with you can still do a little gaming