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Best way to mount a fan on a GPU?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
April 15, 2012 7:38:53 PM

Hi. I have a GPU with passive cooling that runs hot. In order to fix this, I'm going to buy a fan and mount it on the heatsink of the GPU. However, what's the best way stick it to the GPU? Should I use electrical tape, should I zip-tie it or what?

And also, if I do zip-tie it, does that require removing the heatsink?

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April 15, 2012 7:47:38 PM

you have to look at the video card itself. if it stock type video card hopefully the vendor put mounting screw wholes on the card.
if they did you would buy a whole heat sink with fan. plug the van into the video card if it had a fan header if not need a fan to molex adapter. as cards run in the 40-70c range any plastic may heat up and melt.causing your fan to fall off. the old days they uses to use two sided sticky tape..but the tape over time drys falls off.
April 15, 2012 8:23:12 PM

Short Self Tapping Screws