(BFG Tech BFGR981024GTGE GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card)
The fan has always squealed intermittently during high output, but recently it squeals all the time, even when not gaming. I have taken the whole fan/heatsink apart and cleaned it thoroughly, but it still squeals immediately when I re-install. I have left the case open while playing games and the fan will abruptly stop, then the signal to the monitor is lost and I power down the computer.
I thought perhaps I could just replace the entire fan/heatsink, but I can't seem to find one that lists compatibility with the nVidia 9800. Most list up to 8800 and no further.
Is replacing the fan/heatsink possible or even worth it? Does anyone know of a manufacturer that makes one compatible with the 9800?