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Fan not working

I noticed that the fan attached to my Radeon 9800 Pro doesn't move. Would this cause my PC to freeze and reboot itself?

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Re: Fan not working

Hey i have the exact same problem as you! what did you have to do to rectify the problem? email me on
becoz omg im gettin really frusterated lol

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Re: Fan not working

It can. but it can be a number of problems as well. How long has it been since you cleaned out your computer? How long have you had the computer? Do you play a lot of games where the video card would be used a lot? Here's some things that you can do to maybe fix your problem. 1. goto: start -> run type in "msconfig" goto the last tab "startup" and disable all. restart computer 2. goto: start -> all programs -> accessories -> system tools this menu you'll want to do 2 things "clean disk" and "defrag" (both of which will most likely take hours of doing) 3. Get a heatsink to put on the video card where the fan was and that should do the same thing as long as you have a good fan in the PC. On another note, you could probably get another fan to put in your system (especially if you like to play a lot of games on your PC)

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