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Radeon HD 4850 - Fan Issue

Hello, not sure this is the correct forum. One of the fans of my aftermarket cooler for my Radeon HD 4850 is noisy. This is the fan:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106112

Graphics Card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121253

Is there an easy way to fix one of the fans? If so, can someone please list a fan that is compatible?

Or would it be easier to just replace the whole cooler? Thanks.
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  1. If you want to disassemble you can try a drop of live on the bearing
  2. I can't really advise on fixing the fan as I don't have experience fixing them.

    You may want to replace the aftermarket cooler with something like this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186052

    However at $40 for a cooler it may be worth just upgrading your 4850 to a bargain card such as a HD 7850 which should provide a considerable performance increase.

    Something like this should run pretty quiet and give you good thermals:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150609
  3. rwayne said:
    I can't really advise on fixing the fan as I don't have experience fixing them.

    You may want to replace the aftermarket cooler with something like this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186052

    However at $40 for a cooler it may be worth just upgrading your 4850 to a bargain card such as a HD 7850 which should provide a considerable performance increase.

    Something like this should run pretty quiet and give you good thermals:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150609


    Thanks for the advice, but not really looking to drop $180 on a video card. This is for my office rig, so I don't need video performance...just peace and quiet! I am looking at the 7850 for my next gaming rig however.

    @unksol: I didn't think about that. I'll take a look inside and see how easy it would be to disassemble.
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    FYI the Radeon 4850 was introduced in June of 2008. It's rated at 1000 gigaflops even, which is surprising for how old it is. That puts it smack between a Radeon 7750 and 7770.

    But if it's just an office computer and you never game with it, cut the power wire to the noisy fan. It has a second fan so it won't overheat as it's basically just idle surfing the web or playing video. You can download MSI afterburner and monitor its temperature, afterburner can put a two digit temp icon in your taskbar.
  5. yes this was a very good card in 2008. it will do everything I need for office use.

    I will probably try to fix it, but cutting that wire may be best. thanks
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