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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.
goto: start -> run
type in "msconfig"
goto the last tab "startup" and disable all.
goto: start -> all programs -> accessories -> system tools
Now...in 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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No, it has nothing to do with the fan - a program is using all the power of the processor so when you are forced to shut it down the hard way the file system gets corrupted. If you keep doing it in the end the corruption will be too great to recover and Windows will be completely gone. To find out what program is causing this you should open Task Manager and have it set as Always On Top from the Options and on Processes tab. When the pc freezes look at it, the bad program will use more than 95% CPU. Restart the pc and uninstall that program.
I have experienced this problem on a video card of my own awhile back. It was a nvidia card not ati. I did replace my fan and i was ok after that. It can never hurt. However locating a fan is sometimes hard to do. i was able to get mine from nvidia they were nice and only charged me 12.00 plus 4.95 to ship. A good way to tell is will the mac currently boot? if it will boot then after a little bit it hangs i would think a fan would help. I would at least try a fan first. Oh ya it also depends on how long the fan was out if the fan just died then i would say go for it if the fan has been out awhile i would get a new card just my 2 cents :)
Most likely you can not replace just the fan on this card. If it is possible your best source for getting an actual replacement is going to be the ATI website. Search for repair or replacement parts on that site.
Here is a site that shows the replacement of a heatsink fan on Graphics processing Unit...and Another place to find heatsink fans.....I hope this helps...Good luck...and thanks for rating my effort...the Fang.
http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/Graphics/Verax_G03_for_9800/verax_G03_9800_pro_install2.htm (this is all one link)
This is a nice site to let you cool your card down further than factory specs by replacing heatsink with an upgrade fan.
You must uninstall the current driver and reinstall the driver for the 9800 Pro first: http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html Power supply recommended is 300watt for each, so that is not a factor. It would have to be a driver conflict.
Axis 3000 is listed as 360w and this should just do as the card requires 350w.
As you are going to Ebuyer anyway why not get a new PSU, they have a 450 watt PSU with a large fan for £16.
Make sure you are getting the AGP version and not the PCI-E version of the card. I find eBuyer are usually open to replacing items and you could ask their tech support first.
assuming you have done a recent spyware and antivirus scan incase of any trojans or worms running in the background taking up processor usage, you may have a driver problem, especially if you have recently fitted another graphics card and left the old card driver installed, you should uninstall the old driver before fitting the card and installing the new driver.
take the side off your pc and make sure also that the heatsink fan on your processor is not clogged with dust and ensure there is plenty of air ventillation allowed by checking ide cables arent restricting the flow especially near the graphics card incase the card is overheating.
to give a clue to the problem if it is software driver related go to control panel>administrative tools>event viewer, then in the left hand column look on the applications line and system line and see if there are any red crosses or exclamatiomn marks relating to what you wer doing or running at the time.