I have a Raedon 9800 PRO vid card. This morning the system rebooted a couple times and a saw some flickering on my screen. I poped off the side and the heatsink on the vid card about burnt my finger. The fan will not turn.
Being a guy that likes to tinker I tried to figure out a solution. Here is what I did. Please tell me if I am nuts or about to damage my card.
I poped off the old heatsink and cleaned off the chip. I dug around and found a old heatsink/fan from a AMD 2000+ chip I had. Then I put some arctic silver on the chip. I put a little superglue on the metal rim surrounding the chip. I then positioned the fan careful not to touch any thing on the card its self. /pray.... /pray.... Turned power on.
It seems to be running ok. The heatsink is barely warm, but it seems to be doing the job. My main worry is will the superglue hold with the heat.
Thanks for any help :beard: