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Re: [vox-tech] looking for a new video card
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Re: [vox-tech] looking for a new video card

Hey Dylan,

You can buy a passively cooled video card that cools without a fan and
is silent. Here is one, for a random example:


It can be hard to find super high-end video cards that are passive,
but you can find decent ones.


On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 09:52, Dylan Beaudette <debeaudette@ucdavis.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
> I had been hearing an annoying hum from my machine for a couple days now, and
> took it apart this morning to find the fan on the video card buzzing in
> place. Cycling the power resulted in a brief attempt at turning on, and then
> the system shut off- as if there were an excessive power draw / powersupply
> failure.
> Unpluggin the offending fan on the video card resulting in a normal power-on,
> although now the video card is running hot. The card is :
> nVidia Corporation NV31 [GeForce FX 5600XT] (rev a1)
> I would like to stick to nVidia, as the accelerated hardware is fairly well
> supported. Ideally a card without fan would be nice.
> An alternative would be to replace the fan on the video card. Does anyone have
> experience in something like this? There are some resources on the internet,
> but I thought I would also ask here.
> Finally, is there any potential for melt-down if I operate this video card
> without a fan?
> Thanks!
> Dylan
> --
> Dylan Beaudette
> Soil Resource Laboratory
> http://casoilresource.lawr.ucdavis.edu/
> University of California at Davis
> 530.754.7341
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