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Old 09-30-2009, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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the fan on my vid card has stopped working, it feels a bit stiff and doesn't turn easily when i try to move it. i was wondering if a vid card gets to hot will it hurt anything besides just frying the vid card it self?
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It shouldn't hurt much else... What card, and what do you use it for?
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its a stupid old 8400gs, for all i know i could of been gaming on the thing like that, just built a new comp and noticed the fan didnt even spin anymore lol, i just have it for another week but its in my new comp til then and i dont want it to hurt anything
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well i used it for gaming but since the fan doesnt work i only browse the net and stuff, it sits at 80c when im doing that heh
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Hmm, with decent airflow, that card should beable to run fanless.. aka "silent" 80Cs hot, but cut off is 110C..

If youre worried, point a case fan at it, and it should do the trick.
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you might loose some performance from heating up a bit but your GC should be good for a while. I had the same issue, except that i was using the en7950gt from asus, the fan crapped out on me so i just attached regular 40 mm fan and it worked fine. 70 C stable.
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wow thanks for the tips guys, i put 2 40mm fans out of my old comp thats just sitting there doing nothing and points right at it and its holding 50c sweet!
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Yha, the Macguyver method to the rescue.

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