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Fan Stopped Working...?

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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  • demonrich Nov 11, 2008

    Thanks, was hope it could be oiled or something but if figures that its not going to be easy :P. I'm going to keep the case open and window craked all through winter (nothing new lol) and hope it lasts past X-Mas before i buy a new one, since its PCIe-1 they arnt easy to find or cheap when i do find one lol. If you know of any other ideas that could help id love to try anything!

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    My Fan stopped as well does cause rashes sometimes

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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.

Cheers

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