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Overheating Video Card because of dead fan

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March 12, 2012 6:34:44 AM

I'm not sure how long this has been going on, but my 8400gs hovers above 90C and hits like 105C playing CS 1.6!
PC has Pentium 4 + 1.5GB ram + 8400GS PCI.
The computer seems to be normal, but the temp used to hover 60C. I don't plan on upgrading this PC anymore, probably buy a new computer in a year or so.
I bought the video card to game, but it failed at that (TF2), so I use it just to web browse and play a bit of CSS and 1.6. I'm thinking I just revert back to the integrated graphics, 82845G chipset =/.

What happens if I do nothing? Video card will die? Should I just try and fix it somehow. or just take it out?

EDIT I forgot to add that I have underclocked the card to MINIMUM from stock to help with the temp. The overheating temps are WITH the underclock.
March 12, 2012 7:37:10 AM

You could always change the fan on the GPU. It will only cost a few bucks and probably solve your heat problem.
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March 12, 2012 8:20:51 PM

Where can I buy a fan to fit the card?
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March 13, 2012 5:46:29 AM

Try this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
One of the smaller fans should fit. It doesn't have to be an exact fit, just fasten it to the heat sink and you should be fine. I have done it before with a normal fan (not a gpu cooler) and the graphics card has been working fine since.
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