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Upgrading fan of graphics card possible?


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#1 TheyCallMeMrGlass

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 07:01 AM

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My pc has a graphics card (a Sapphire HD 4850 ATI Radeon). Its definitely overheating as temperatures are registering at over 100 deg with fair load and 80deg idle. Fan is too noisy when cranked to high speed. Card is not overclocked either. Its just pretty old now.

My question is, can I upgrade the fan to a better one? I know I can just replace the card but I would like to try improve the cooling instead. I hav already sucked all dust out etc.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 08:15 AM

Yes you can upgrade the fan. Is there enough airflow going through your case?

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 08:33 AM

Yes, it has enough ventilation. All cases fans working. and no dust are blocking ventilation holes etc. I just think a few years of use, the graphichs card chips now have a lower tolerance for heat.
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Posted 10 August 2011 - 10:51 AM

One method that usually helps is to remove the fan and heatsink and apply fresh thermal compound. Artic silver 5 is always a good choice. And yes there are after market fans you can put on your video card, however there's so many different sizes. Another option is to get a small liquid cooling unit designed for video cards.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 05:28 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186041

This will help cool down your graphics card and it is compatiable with it.

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 11:33 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835119097

This is another option, it plugs into an open slot on the motherboard either above or below the video card. I've had a similar one in my computer for close to 5 years and have never had a problem with my video cards.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 01:48 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835119097

This is another option, it plugs into an open slot on the motherboard either above or below the video card. I've had a similar one in my computer for close to 5 years and have never had a problem with my video cards.

That might work. This is better.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 06:49 AM

Thank you guys for these excellent options. Unfortunately I live in uk but I found equivalent.

I have nnow however decided the cost is not worthwhile, and its better to buy a new card. Thank you all though, its still very useful knowledge.
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:00 AM

Remember to find one that your power supply can power up :thumbup2:

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:56 AM

Remember to find one that your power supply can power up :thumbup2:


Its a good point you make there. However, there are adapters selling if one has old type PSU. Such as this:

http://uk.startech.com/Cables/Computer-Power/Internal/LP4-to-6-pin-PCI-Express-Video-Card-Power-Adapter~LP4PCIEXADAP

Sometimes they come with the graphics card too. Saves a lot of money on replacing the PSU ;)
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:44 PM


Remember to find one that your power supply can power up :thumbup2:


Its a good point you make there. However, there are adapters selling if one has old type PSU. Such as this:

http://uk.startech.com/Cables/Computer-Power/Internal/LP4-to-6-pin-PCI-Express-Video-Card-Power-Adapter~LP4PCIEXADAP

Sometimes they come with the graphics card too. Saves a lot of money on replacing the PSU ;)

The wattage and amps matter too :thumbsup:

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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