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February 5, 2013 10:00:47 PM

My Nvidia GeForce 9500 GS fan has been making a horrible noise for some time, I have been having a hard time finding a replacement fan as Im not sure what to look for. I had contacted Nvidia with the problem but the link they sent didn't take me to a direct replacement.

Please Help before I smash my PC!!!!
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a c 107 U Graphics card
February 5, 2013 10:02:32 PM

Image please. Maybe you can get a cheap-ish aftermarket cooler that will fit the card.

Some are even passive for lower heat cards :) 
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February 6, 2013 9:52:11 PM

Ah yes looks like a reference card at this point it may be a more worth while investment to upgrade your card if you were to look towards changing out the fan on the card as the value would be non existent to do so.
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a b Î Nvidia
a c 107 U Graphics card
February 6, 2013 10:42:10 PM

Bolt a thick 40mm(more pressure) fan onto the heatsink(then disconnect the loud fan) it self and keep an eye on the temps.

Other then that, something like the AcceleroL2Plus may fit, but I am not 100% sure of the hole spacing on your card.

You may as said above better off looking for a newer card. If you do not need top end power, something passive will solve this issue forever(no fan to fail).
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February 7, 2013 10:08:34 PM

bigshootr8 said:
Ah yes looks like a reference card at this point it may be a more worth while investment to upgrade your card if you were to look towards changing out the fan on the card as the value would be non existent to do so.



Do you have any suggestions as to a new graphics card?
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a b Î Nvidia
a c 133 U Graphics card
February 7, 2013 10:16:30 PM

I'm sure I can give you one if you'd like however I would need to know some information prior if I could ask.

System Specifications:
CPU:
RAM:
PSU (power supply unit):
Motherboard:
GPU:
CASE:

If you have a store bought computer please provide the following:
Company Name:
Model number:

Also......

Resolution Displayed:

Applications/games played:

Operating System 32/64bit:
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February 8, 2013 10:06:56 PM

bigshootr8 said:
I'm sure I can give you one if you'd like however I would need to know some information prior if I could ask.

System Specifications:
CPU:
RAM:
PSU (power supply unit):
Motherboard:
GPU:
CASE:

If you have a store bought computer please provide the following:
Company Name:
Model number:

Also......

Resolution Displayed:

Applications/games played:

Operating System 32/64bit:



http://www.flickr.com/photos/34171070@N08/8457417262/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/34171070@N08/8456319005/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/34171070@N08/8456317025/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/34171070@N08/8457416044/

I don't do much gaming, Sims 3 on occasion but like to keep my options open as far as that is concerned but I use Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator CS6 Extended quite a bit.

I hope I didn't miss anything.

Thank you
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a b Î Nvidia
a c 133 U Graphics card
February 8, 2013 10:34:07 PM

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo e7400
Ram: 4 GB
Windows 64 bit Home Premium
Geforce 9400GS

how about your power supply do you have any information on that?

From what I'm gathering thus far I would say a 7750 as a GPU upgrade.
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February 9, 2013 12:39:46 AM

bigshootr8 said:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo e7400
Ram: 4 GB
Windows 64 bit Home Premium
Geforce 9400GS

how about your power supply do you have any information on that?

From what I'm gathering thus far I would say a 7750 as a GPU upgrade.



Sorry missed that one, hope this is what you were looking for
http://www.flickr.com/photos/34171070@N08/8457681276/

Also opened it up and from what I could see said 230 watts max

And not to be a pain but when your able to suggest something comparable or better could you please provide a link. It's a blonde thing!!! lol

Thanks again
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a b Î Nvidia
a c 107 U Graphics card
February 9, 2013 1:09:27 AM

230 watts is a rather small power supply. This will limit your cards choices quite a bit.

The sticker on the PSU is what people here want to see.

Something like this.

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a c 133 U Graphics card
February 9, 2013 1:09:44 AM

yea that was what I was after the 230 max watts. So its not clear whether that is peak or continuous.

You are doing fine you aren't a pain in any way. The only thing that concerns me is the power supply your system is good enough for somewhat decent I had a core 2 duo and a 5770 and it was a really good card for a long time. But would lose out to a 7750 now certainly. So if you had a more quality centered power supply I would feel more comfortable pushing you towards a card. I just don't want to mislead you towards something
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February 16, 2013 6:08:42 PM

bigshootr8 said:
yea that was what I was after the 230 max watts. So its not clear whether that is peak or continuous.

You are doing fine you aren't a pain in any way. The only thing that concerns me is the power supply your system is good enough for somewhat decent I had a core 2 duo and a 5770 and it was a really good card for a long time. But would lose out to a 7750 now certainly. So if you had a more quality centered power supply I would feel more comfortable pushing you towards a card. I just don't want to mislead you towards something




I apologize for my delayed response. I would most definitely be willing to upgrade my power supply also. Here is the sticker from my power supply:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/34171070@N08/8478919213/

Thank you for your patience :) 
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