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Old 08-04-2006, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Video card fan dying?

The fan on my Radeon 9800 has started whirring somewhat loudly, intermittently. I removed the card and blew out all the dust with a can of compressed air, but it hasn't solved the problem.

My assumption is that the fan is dying. Though, when I put my hand underneath the card while it's running, there's no airflow problem-- the fan is spinning fully, and properly. Is there any way I can monitor the fan's activity via software? Because I'm afraid the fan's going to stop without my knowing it, and the card's going to fry.

What do I look for in replacement fans for this particular card? Obviously, I don't want to spend much money on a GPU this old.


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Old 08-04-2006, 01:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yeh you can get speedfan (google for speedfan, or pm for a link if that does not work) then you can monitor all fan speeds on your mobo and the tempreatures
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