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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

I've been using this fanless card, and it's been working out fine for me.


That said, it's a pretty low end card.  (I'm not a gamer.)



Scott Miller wrote:
> 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:
> http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E16814150286
> It can be hard to find super high-end video cards that are passive,
> but you can find decent ones.
> Scott
> 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
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