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GeForce 6800 Fan Stopped?

So i bought a brand new power supply so i could beef up my power output for future upgrades. After taking half the computer apart and putting back together with the wires in place i turned it on and now i have no graphic card fan working. Utility partition says its getting power to all parts of my computer but the cards fan wont work...i don't have the money to upgrade GFX there anyway i can fix it?

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  • demonrich Nov 10, 2008

    my graphics are also working just fine...its literally just the fan wont work. Got it to spin a little last night but only for like 30 seconds then it stopped again. sounded like a sick engine revving a little then dieing.

  • demonrich Nov 11, 2008

    Thanks! 1 card fixed ^_^


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Remove the graphic card from the board, at the top of the fan of your graphic card there is a sticker remove it slowly, then put a small amount of oil (the finner oil for machine) in it, turn the fan so that oil may goes to the bearings.

Return the sticker, and install the graphic card on the board.

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You need to do following.
1. Uncover ur PC casing
2. Locate the nVIDIA PCI-E Card.
3. On the card, locate the power supply pin of GPU fan.
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Below is a link to HP/Compaq's Driver update page for your computer.

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