January 18th, 2006, 05:50 AM
GPU fan busted...
hey guys, hoping you can help me here.
I recently found out that my graphics card fan was broken. Well it was knocked out of its usual resting place, and it seemed that it had been unhinged.
I guess I have to buy a new fan. I have an Nvidia GeForce 3 Ti500 64mb video card, and was wondering what kind of fan i should buy? because i have no idea..
do i just go up a computer store and ask him for a geforce 3 fan? and fix it in? how exactly do i go about this?
many thanks for helping.
January 18th, 2006, 11:27 AM
You can buy replacement heatsinks and fans from places like Newegg or a computer shop. Check compatibility for one that works with your card. Depending what you use the computer for though, it might be just as well to buy a newer inexpensive video card with better performance.
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January 22nd, 2006, 09:07 AM
Oh right, thanx. Yeah I was actually thinking of getting an inexpensive 128 or 256 mb card, because prices seem to be dropping. I normally use the computer for games, but obviously havent been able to do so because of the fan situation.
Originally Posted by karsh44
Thanks very much again...and does Newegg cater to only US Residents, because I'm out of the US.
January 23rd, 2006, 12:08 PM
I believe newegg is US only, but that was just an example. For gaming, I would definitely recommend an upgrade, rather than just replacing the fan.
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January 25th, 2006, 12:41 PM
yeh, the Ti series are outdated by several years now.
something like a 6600gt should be a fairly cheap upgrade and would seriously boost performance. what's your price range? and location (so we can find you a good online retailer)
January 26th, 2006, 07:37 AM
I think any fan that has the same amperage and size and would fit in would do.
Just go to a hardware store, maybe radioshack etc. Get a small fan to fit on top of the gpu. Once i had this fever of cooling whatever inside the case and had some fun time fitting fans in various places.
January 27th, 2006, 11:31 AM
I bought an nvsilencer for my 6800, and it works nicely. If you have the space in your case, you can always just buy a small CPU heatsink and mount it to your video card.
January 31st, 2006, 02:59 PM
January 31st, 2006, 04:30 PM
I concur. Any one of those fans would be ideal for your ti500 card, especially the first one as it kicks out much more cfm for only a little bit extra cash.
I had a ti500 card a few years ago and it rocked. But you would be best upgrading to a newer model as the old trusty ti series are not able to handle todays games.
Let us know what your system comprises off so we can work out what card would suit best.
January 31st, 2006, 05:41 PM
If radio shack doesn't have what you need for these sorts of repair projects, check jameco.com ... they've got just about any electronics part you could need.
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