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Thread: TNT2

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2003


    Hi Everyone,

    I own a Nvidia TNT2 with a chipset fan on it (yes, I will upgrade at the end of the year). I like to know if it is safe to remove the fan and just have the heatsink on. I want to do this because it's really noisey. Will it fry the video card? And subsequently damage the motherboard?

    Thanks in advance

    ==| PC specs |==
    1. Intel Pentium 4 3.0C ghz
    2. Gigabyte 5900XT
    3. Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro
    4. Kingmax PC3200 DDR RAM (2 x 256mb on dual channel)
    5. Western Digital 80gb 7200rpm HD (8mb cache)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2003


    Yeah, you can remove the fan on TNT2. I would not reccomend it, but it is safe. I had a TNT2 without a fan and it worked fine.
    X-Dreamer Case w/ Window
    Enermax 660w PSU
    AMD Athlon 64 3200+ @ 2.2Ghz
    Asus K8V Deluxe
    Corsair XMS 256x2 MB DDR500
    1xWD Raptor 74GB 10,000 RPM
    4x300GB WD 5400 RPM 8mb
    Ati Radeon 9800XT (440/780)
    Pioneer 8x DVD-RW
    Samsung 173v 17' LCD
    SB Audigy 2
    Windows XP Pro

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2003


    just get a bigger heatsink if your not sure, and use thermal adhesive to glue it on.
    SYX -=AMD Powered=-
    AMD 1800+ @ 1880Mhz on A7S333 , 250 Meg DDR 333 Platinum @2-2-2-6
    Asus TNT 2 32 meg (128) , 250W ATX, 200W AT (same case)
    Steel automotive intake fan (see avatar) , 3X40mm exaust fans in the back

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2004


    Wow old card,but a good one though! I had that same card and problem,what I did was take the original fan off.I had an old 486 heat sink fan it was the exact size just a little taller glued it to the four pins that remain when u take the old one off. It worked great for as long as I had that card.

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