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urslow
01-31-2003, 08:30 PM
Hi,
The heat issue I have been having, as I found out after buying new case and fans, is the fan on my video card has stopped.

What are my options?

Can I replace the fan with a aftermarket fan?
Should I just bite the bullet and buy a new one?

How do I remove the fan from my Asus 8420 GeForce TI 4600

Thanks,
Al

Malabooboo
01-31-2003, 09:30 PM
You've got a pretty high end card there, so I would just buy a new fan. Here's a good one:
http://www.thermaltake.com/products/chipset/g4.htm

Here's the review:
http://www.tweaktown.com/document.php?dType=review&dId=270

And here's instructions on how to install it:
http://www.thermaltake.com/support/installations/g4booster.htm

It's a pretty nice vid card cooler--great for overclocking and and looks pretty snazzy too.

here's what one guy wrote about taking off his old fan:
"I used a pair of needle nose pliers to pinch the little plastic retainer thingies together on the back of the card and pushed them through. Then it was simple a matter of turning and pulling on the cooler to pull it off. I personally recommend you do a little gaming for about a half hour before hand to get the goop nice and warm. This will allow a much easier and cleaner separation. The stock Thermal Interface Material (TIM) was some kind of nasty, yellow glue of a wax like texture. This was dispensed with easily enough with a the use of a non acetone based nail polish remover. "

Hope this helps

urslow
01-31-2003, 10:03 PM
Thanks alot, you have saved the day. That was a very helpful and complete response. I'll post my results.
If the stores here carry it, I'll be in great shap.

Al :D :D