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#1 Jen42

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 05:45 PM

Both my CPU fan and graphics card fan have been making strange noises. I've cleaned them and oiled them, and they are better now, but I read somewhere that this is only a temporary solution, and they should be replaced. My question is, what do I need to look for in a new fan? does it need to be specifically for the purpose? Can it be any type as long as it's the right size? What about one a bit thicker? What about the voltage?

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 06:26 PM

as for the cpu, the HSF is a unit, and is easier to replace than locating just a fan.
as for the video card, depends on how the old one is attached to the video card, and age of the card.

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 06:41 PM

With both of them they were easily removed by undoing the screws.

The graphics card is a Geforce4 MX 4000

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 07:13 PM

well, replacing it will be as much as buying a new HSF, for the processor.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....Fan%26Heatsinks

as for the video card, I'd just replace the card, because it's going to run you about $20 for a new hsf for the card, counting shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835110103

the MX 4000 is worth $8, and you're going to spend more than it's worth to replace a fan, when you can get a newer card for about the same amount.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...82E16814136007R

Edited by RLI, 03 December 2007 - 07:16 PM.


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Posted 03 December 2007 - 08:59 PM

If they're the stock square fans they easy to replace. You've already seen the screws. They're 12 volt DC. NewEgg sells them. Evevn specific ones for graphics card chipsets I also use http://www.arcade-electronics.comonly some of them come without the plug. You have to attache your own
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#6 Jen42

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 04:24 PM

Thanks for your help.

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