Utility partition says its getting power toall parts of my computer but the cards fan wont work all of a sudden. What can i do?? my graphics are working just fine...its literally just the fanwont work. Got it to spin a little last night but only for like 20seconds then it stopped again. Sounded like a sick engine revving alittle then dieing.Thanks!
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Re: Fan Stopped Working...?
Sounds like the fan has died (the bearings will go out, just like on a case fan). I assume you made sure the power is connected to it (usually a little cable, on Nvidia cards), so... you are left with a few options:
1) Do nothing. Make sure your case has adequate cooling, and the Graphics Card should be fine. 2) Send it back and have it repaired. Unless it is under warranty, it will probably make more sense to... 3) Just go buy a new card.
Unfortunately, even if you could get the old fan off, finding a replacement would be seriously difficult. I like option 1 the best - if the card does overheat and die, then you still have options 2 and 3.
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It sound like you may have a dodgy motherboard, if you have tried 2 card in the pci-e slot and neither work it's quite possible, If you can try the cards in another machine to eliminate the cards as the fault. the other thing to also test is the PSU but if the system otherwise seems stable then it's not likely this is the issue.
You need to check your fan wire if connected or if its not working you need buy new 1 or you need to repaired, your graphics card is need a fan because if they have no fan your graphics card maybe corrupted or burned....
The power supply pins located on the graphics board have failed or the fan itself has failed. you should be able to remove the fan and plug it in to a open power souce on the motherboard after bootup and test the fan to insure its not the source of the problem. if the fan works, the graphics card needs replaced. if the fan doesnt work then the fan needs replaced.
I'm sorry to be be the one to tell you this, but your card has burt out. It will never work again, the fan stopped while the card was in operation hence it overheated and died. You will need to purchase another.
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quite right you are ,, it is a G-card problem,, and its supposed to get hot but not very very very hot !!! thats way too hot,, chances are the fan aint cooling it propperly,, or it could be the card is just no good.. I myself only use Radion cards,, but i know these are expensive so a lot of ppl use G-Force in brands such as PNY.. If i were you i would get a new card ,, but before i came out with that extra money I would remove the fan from the graphics card,..,, attach a bigger one for a pc case ,, then i would power it by connecting it directly to my computers power supply.. and hope that saves the extra money.. Let me know what happens ,, Regards dark..
You have done a lot of the basic maintenance steps. You might want to try and reseat the CPU. Sometimes they "creep out of their sockets because to the heat. Also, check to make sure the CPU fan is running if you are sure the power supply works. Without a fan, the CPU can overheat and produce your symptoms. Hope this helps.
Does the video card have a cooling fan on it or a passive heatsink? If it has a fan then make sure it is working when the computer is on. If it does not have a fan you could try installing a small fan on the heatsink to help cool it. Is your powersupply rated high enough to work on that video card? High end video cards are very power hungry and might be taxing your current power supply. If the voltage drops it could cause the video card display to shut off...especially when playing video games at high res. Verify that the video card is properly seated into the slot and you may also want to try and remove the card, clean the contacts, and the re-insert the card. And if you are using software to overclock the card or if you computer multiplier/FSB has been raised then this can raise the clock speed of the agp/pci-express port and cause video problems. Also verify that the agp/pci-express voltage is adjusted to what the video card requires.
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.
Never screw or un screw or even try to open up computer and work while the power is ON.
If everything is working fine on your system then I suggest not to worry. But if your video is completly gone we need to diagnose the video card (as I assume you have installed the fan and heat sink over video card??)
Hope that helped!
It may be a sign the fan is going/went bad. You should try unhooking the fan. See what happens. Turn the system on...If it works, great. You should replace the fan. Video cards have fans as a bonus to cool them down. If a fan goes bad and gets a short it will affect the video card. Hopefully the heat didn't damage the card.