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Core fan Abnormal - Fan Speed 0 rpm - System slowdown

I have replaced cooling fan on graphics card with a new fan.
I don't see any improvement.
Is it because of a power cables on new fan are directly connected on power supply instead of connecing them on graphics card fan cable connector?
It is a same 3pin connector but it differs in its size.
Graphics card core engine still show 0 rpm. The graphics card may not recognize a fan probably and that's why te computer sysem slow down.

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  • R3ZNOR Feb 21, 2008

    Thermal paste came with the new fan and was applied as I have followed instructions for assembly exactly as they were writen.Thermal paste coat I have applied on graphics card chipset for sure. Now there is connector for graphics card fan on graphics card body as it comes from vendor.3 pins. For a new ZALMAN fan I had to use universal cable /that cable came wit a cooling fan pack.cable brings power of 5v or 12v or something like that/ to connect fan through his cable on one of P 4pin connectors on pwr supply.ZALMANs fan connector is a bit bigger in size and it doesn't fit in ATIs connector. That why it is going through pwr supply.OC Guru engine still shows 0 rpm and system is not giving desired output firstly, taking input secondly.

    But after a few restarts it improve a little bit, till next shut down.Then the story with slow output on screen repeat with program is not responding error messages or just too slow interface just if I select application with TAB+Alt buttons.

  • R3ZNOR Feb 24, 2008

    Hello, old RX600 ProGuru is gone by now. It doesn't mean that the card doesn't work anymore but I have that card replaced with a new GeForce 8800GTX and I have provided a new power supply as well but the problem remains unsolved.

    System is running slow and giving out inappropriate response. When system is not having good interface after restart I just got to restart computer again. There, one out of four restarts will let the computer running smooth but only for a small portion of a time.

    Problem is somewhere else. I am without clue.

    This problem start wen i was installin one of the 2K games.

    In "Read me" there was a note telling that system may recognize some patches as Trojans.

    I need a help.


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Well, since you connected your fan directly to the power supply, you are not getting any feedback thru the graphics card interface. This doesn't mean there is a problem since your fan is running full speed all the time, it is actually better and you should be able to see a difference on the GPU temperature.
If the GPU temperature is still too high and the fan is running at full speed, did you apply a thin coat of thermal paste on the heatsink? if not, there is your problem.

Now just to be clear did you connect the fan to the power supply or to a spare motherboard connector. If you connected to your motherboard, you need to go in the BIOS and change some settings regarding the fan speed (let me know if this is the case and I'll help you further about that.)

Alex J.

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

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    Alex J. Feb 21, 2008

    Well then the fan is running full speed all the time which is really good, any way you could check the temperature of your GPU with OC guru? Else use Rivatuner ( ) to check it, you can also check the core and memory speed to make sure than your GPU is running at its optimum speed. As I said before, you will not see your fan speed anymore on any utility as it is not connected to the GPU connector thus it is not giving any feedback, but it's running so nothing to worry there. Also try uninstalling the graphics drivers with rivatuner and reinstall the latest ones.

    Let me know what happens.

    Alex J.


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