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#1 protozero

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 01:35 AM

I've fairly recently bought an X700. It was cheap, had very low power requirements and generaly actually had good performance. ( Here's link, IE7's dumb with hyper links. http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/Sea...974&CatId=0 )

I guess I've had it for about 2 months. But the fan is starting to make an annoying whirrling noise like it's just slightly brushing up against something. Any advice? I was planning on keeping it untill next summer when I got some money and maybe seeing what ATi and nVidia both have to offer for DX10 around then.

Know any cheap aftermarket heatsink/fans that would work for an X700?
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Posted 04 December 2006 - 03:22 PM

Sounds like a bearing is going.

There are a lot of HSFs for graphics cards out there in the sub $20 price-range. Arctic Cooling has HSFs for many models.
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Posted 04 December 2006 - 03:27 PM

Thanks, do you happen to know if they ship to Canada?
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Posted 04 December 2006 - 04:50 PM

I guess I've had it for about 2 months.


Have you spoken to Tiger Direct about replacing the card for you? It seems it should be under warranty.

Just a thought...


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Posted 04 December 2006 - 05:49 PM

It seems to be working okay, but a little warmer and my rooms fairly cold with cold air coming in a bit?

Warranty, I think is only from manufactuer. But if the fan dies I'll call up Gecube and see how nice they are and it not I'll search out one of those Arctic coolers, as they look good.
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Posted 04 December 2006 - 07:42 PM

Sorry for double posting! The "edit" botton seems to be missing.

I fixed it, I took out the tiny screws holding the fan in place and tighten them hard with an electric screwdriver and it's much better.
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