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Ati Radeon Clip-on-fan - Where do I buy them?

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March 18, 2012 4:49:01 AM

Hi all, I have a Ati radeon HD 4850 powercolour DVI graphic card. It was making some fan noises upon loading up, but now the fan seems to be very loud all the time. And I can't live with it :) 

"ATI RADEON HD 4850 512MB PCI-E GDDR3 DVI VIDEO CARD" is the full name

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?um=1&hl=en&biw=1024&bih=...


The fan looks like that. It's basically a Clip on fan, with a wire that connects from the fan to the card...

But I can't find it anywhere...As I just need to buy one to replace my noisy one.

(thats if its possible?)
March 18, 2012 5:03:30 AM

Or is there a known fan which will fit this card. Idm what make etc..Cheap tho. >10.00
March 18, 2012 5:17:43 AM

GPU fans are a pain to find. they are designed for the cooler for that manufacturer and not.for the public. I doubt its under warranty? You could ask power color about a fan or buy a new cooler but looking at that one you could probably take it off and strap a standard case fan to it if you felt like it. newegg also sells some GPU fans.

First though Peel that sticker in the middle back and try a drop of wd40 or mineral oil on the bearing. doesn't hurt to try. put the sticker back so dust doesn't get in
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March 18, 2012 6:12:30 AM

unksol said:
GPU fans are a pain to find. they are designed for the cooler for that manufacturer and not.for the public. I doubt its under warranty? You could ask power color about a fan or buy a new cooler but looking at that one you could probably take it off and strap a standard case fan to it if you felt like it. newegg also sells some GPU fans.

First though Peel that sticker in the middle back and try a drop of wd40 or mineral oil on the bearing. doesn't hurt to try. put the sticker back so dust doesn't get in


Hi, I'm actually buying some WD40 now. I openend it up..It wasn't oily it was lumpy? So I'm guessing that can't be good.

I felt tempted to dab some Virgin oilive oil on it tho...lol. Have to wait 2 days for Wd-40 to arrive.

The graphic card is 5 months old but it's from a Ebayer...It's brand new tho. The fan itself looks excellent condition, just that inside bit like I said, lumpy not oily..Reckon thats it?
March 18, 2012 6:17:17 AM

Oh btw, just to add. Like I said it's running loud, apart from that and the headache I'm about to get...Will it harm my computer in anyway? temps seem fine.
March 18, 2012 12:16:02 PM

Looking at my GPU fan more, I was watching videos and there fans really seem to be clunky. My fan, is it 100% the reason for the noise...But will the WD-40 even work? When I spin it, it actually spins fine no noise, unless I reallllly spin it it will make a little noise. But when I put PC on, thats when it really fires up the noise....Could it be that it's bearings are just weak?

Is there a heatsink/with a fan I could buy to attach to this card
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