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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



On Thursday 05 February 2009, Jeffrey Nonken wrote:
> Unless you really need an upgrade, I'd just replace the fan. Much
> cheaper. Buying a new video card just because of the fan is like
> getting a new car because the ashtray is full. :)

Yeah. I know, I really don't want to waste a perfectly good card. I'll check 
into replacement fans.

This one might do it:
http://www.provantage.com/zalman-tech-zmvf700cu~7ZALM00W.htm

Cheers,

Dylan

> On Feb 5, 2009, at 9:52 AM, Dylan Beaudette 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
> > _______________________________________________
> > vox-tech mailing list
> > vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> > http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox-tech



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Dylan Beaudette
Soil Resource Laboratory
http://casoilresource.lawr.ucdavis.edu/
University of California at Davis
530.754.7341
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