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Old 09-08-2009, 10:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My computer keeps locking up... I'm pretty sure its my graphics card because the monitor reads no input when it happens.

I pulled the case apart and found out my fan on my 8800GTS was barely spinning. Is this a common problem??

Can someone link me to a replacement fan please ?? Think this will solve the problem ?
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The computer could be locking up due to the slow fan speed, which can cause the graphic card to overheat.

Try increasing the fan speed, and while you're at it, you should monitor the graphic card's temperature.

If that doesn't work, I would suggest something along the lines of this:
Thermalright T-RAD² GTX Ultimate MONSTER Slim VGA Cooler Products Model: TRAD2-GTX [TRAD2-GTX] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come
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Default Re: Help my computer keeps stalling.... due to graphics card fan ??

I got one on my 8800gt, and its fantastic... Mines the older one, so it's thinker, but i love it.

I would suggest finding thin fans... the rad cools great so you don't need huge cfm fans either.
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I believe that version of the rad has two Thermalright fans included.
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I believe that version of the rad has two Thermalright fans included.
Seems you are correct... 2 92mmX25mm's
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that looks good thanks. But 50 bucks ?? I was hoping for like a 5 dollar option for a direct bolt on replacement or upgrade fan on the graphics card.
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Ah... I'll say it's worth 50, but yha, for an 8800.. maybe not...

However, they do fit the new gtx cards now.
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Did you try increasing the fan speed like I said before? It could also be barely spinning because of dust build up. Check up on that.
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Default Re: Help my computer keeps stalling.... due to graphics card fan ??

Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING ACCELS1 Rev 2 VGA Cooler - VGA Cooling
$27, no fan needed.

If you really want a fan, grab a 120mm and use zipties to mount it. That's what I have on my card and it keeps it very cool.
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