Originally posted by tekno_ct
I have a NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 with AGP8X, would this model
work? Anyone have a better suggestion?
Do I have to manually remove the current fan? I have never done this before and I don't want to damage the video card.
That one would should work nicely. It says for all GeForce 4 products. A ceramic bearing fan, huh? Nice. You probably won't ever have to replace that one again.
I was thinking more along the lines of this one
as more of an exact replacement, but the one you linked to is much better.
You will have to remove the old fan. Unfortunately, video card coolers are not standardized at all, so what you will need to do varies greatly by manufacturer. Sometimes it's a simple as pinching the ends of some little plastic pins on the back of the video card and pushing them through. Some fans screw into a plate on the video card. Some screw through the video board to something on the other side. I've got one with a spring clip mounted on the videocard that the fan just snaps into. I haven't run into any that were extremely difficult. Just take the video card out of the computer first. There's not enough clearance to work with it while it's still in the AGP slot.