The fan on our current GPU (Nvidia FX 5200 128 Mb) is not working/turning at all and I decided that I needed to do something about it before it completely burned out the card. I am pretty sure it has been this way for at least 6 months to a year. We aren't having any problems at the moment but I want to do something before we do.
This is a system from a local computer shop, and it isn't a brand name like Dell, HP, etc. MB is a Intel D865PERL, CPU is an Intel Pentium 4 @ 3.00 Ghz, 2.5 GB RAM, XP SP3. The PSU is a CasEdge F-300-A and I believe it is rated at 300 Watts.
If a new card would be too expensive then I may just get another one of these: Vantec IceberQ 4
like I did for my other PC when I ruined that fan. I haven't yet taken the card out and tried to clean the fan up to get it working but I may try that tomorrow.
I am pretty sure that the card is AGP but I am not completely sure about this. I think that 256 Mb would be plenty. If you think that 128 Mb would be better for this system that is fine too. I want to keep it under $50 (Lower is better).