I’m selling my two Graphics cards in my possession for a really good price (*FS*UK ONLY* HIS ICEQ X1950PRO 256MB & Sapphire X1550 256MB. FREE SHIPPING!!!
) and seeing as though I don’t have an onboard graphics chip, I need a replacement until I get a new high end card and I don’t know when that will be.
If I get an S3 Savage 16MB PCI card off my mate (I was offered a GeForce 6600 but I turned that down) and install the drivers, will I be good to go? Has anyone heard anything about this card being bad or not working?
Also, when I took his old computer to pieces and saw the card, I wanted to take the heat sink off. So I pulled really hard and the heat sink came off but also the pins that were holding it in fell off as well.
It looked like that. (The heatsink not the card I know its not AGP dont flame me) Do you think that I can put thermal paste on and trust that it will adhere the heat sink and the chip together, or should I put a rubber band around the HS and PCB and hold it on that way? Is that a safe thing to do? Could it damage the card?
I know that this is a stupid question but I always like to make sure of things that I do to my computer that they aren’t going to damage it.