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Thread: Help with Vid card fan needed




  1. #1
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    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

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    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.ph...review&dId=270

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

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