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How Do You Replace Gpu Fans?


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#1 mooniniteman

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 08:51 PM

I think I may need to replace my GPU fan soon but im not sure how to look for a GPU fan. any tips?

Here's my GPU

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 09:14 PM

That link just showed me a flash video, no card
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 10:16 PM

Weird, I get page with the specs on it.

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 11:14 PM

The site gets a pop up that overlays the normal page, but you can close that and see the product.

I would suggest contacting the manufacturer and see if they can help you.

If it gets to the point that the fan is having trouble there is one thing that you can try. There usually is a small paper or plastic cover over the center of the fan, this is the bearing. If you remove the cover you can take a fine oil like 3-in-one to lubricate it, use a tooth pick to apply the oil, it only takes a very small amount.

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 11:26 PM

I got a page on specs of a Geforce 6800 XT.

Is it still under warranty? If it is, they should be pretty reliable for replacing it.

But if you want to look for a new GPU fan it shouldn't be hard. Something like This would probably be good. I bought a similar one a while back and it worked great on a X700. It's also not that pricy if that matters to you.

And they're acually not that hard to install as you would think, just have to remove a few screws in the back of the card, un-hook the fan connector, yank it off. Clean off any excess thermal paste on the GPU if there's any and read the instructions.
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Posted 19 April 2008 - 04:45 AM

And they're acually not that hard to install as you would think, just have to remove a few screws in the back of the card, un-hook the fan connector, yank it off. Clean off any excess thermal paste on the GPU if there's any and read the instructions.


Unfortunately there isn't a standard size, so the size and mounting holes will vary a fair amount. Trying to match that fan on line is going to be a craps shoot.

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 07:28 PM

And they're acually not that hard to install as you would think, just have to remove a few screws in the back of the card, un-hook the fan connector, yank it off. Clean off any excess thermal paste on the GPU if there's any and read the instructions.


Unfortunately there isn't a standard size, so the size and mounting holes will vary a fair amount. Trying to match that fan on line is going to be a craps shoot.


Well, the VGA Fan I linked to was compatible with the GeForce 6800. I still doubt it'd be hard to install. They even have set instructions for every card.
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Posted 20 April 2008 - 03:54 PM

Cool, thanks for all the info. Ill check if its under warranty first I think :thumbsup:
But if I have to getting my hands dirty isnt a big deal to me.

Thanks again for the input.




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