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Fan broken on my video card

By GNS1310
Jun 1, 2008
  1. Well, not broken, just real loud, annoying, and sometimes it just stops. I have plenty of airflow in the case, just wondering how unsafe this is...will my video card overheat? I've been looking for new cards, I want a tv card as well...I have the cable next to the computer waiting to be plugged in!
    I also am looking at other monitors. I think I'm picking up a Samsung 2493HM 24"
    Any suggestions on video cards/tv cards and/or monitors???
    I dont have a PCIE slot...that I can see...so I think I have to stick to an AGP video card and a PCI tv card? I'd also like to hook up my old monitor and my new monitor to the same card and have both going at once. HELP!!
    I have pics of the inside and back of my tower...cant post them because I'm a 2-post newbie hehe
     
  2. GNS1310

    GNS1310 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 85

    I have the tower open and the fan disconnected from the card...nice and quiet now, but is it safe?
     
  3. Ollie30001

    Ollie30001 TS Rookie Posts: 144

    well no its not a good idea to unplug the fan.

    first off, what card is it?
     
  4. GNS1310

    GNS1310 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 85

    I'm pretty sure its a Radeon 9550..bought it years ago.
     
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,917   +345

    Yes, disconnecting the fan to get rid of the fan noise is a poor solution. Soon the card will be dead, but still quiet.
     
  6. GNS1310

    GNS1310 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 85

    Here's a few pics
    INSIDE:
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    BACK:
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    Here are the details:
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  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,917   +345

    Any budget for a replacement card? What country are you in?
     
  8. GNS1310

    GNS1310 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 85

    USA
    I was planning on spending $500 on a monitor (Samsung 2493HM 24"), maybe another $100-200 on each card. I saw a tv card for around $80 (Hauppauge) and video cards looked to be around $100. I'd certainly like to get the best that I can get. Thanks for the help!
     
  9. drawz

    drawz TS Rookie Posts: 31

    Yea u should spend a little less on the monitor and spend about 100 bucks on a new video card... 8600's are around 80-100 bucks each
     
  10. GNS1310

    GNS1310 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 85

    I just took the card out and unscrewed the fan and gave it a solid cleaning. Its quiet for now...
    The monitor is paid for (a gift) and I might sell the old one (Samsung 710T 17" for a couple hundred, thats the money going towards the cards.
     
  11. drawz

    drawz TS Rookie Posts: 31

    can u post a pic of your video card slot with the card out?
     
  12. drawz

    drawz TS Rookie Posts: 31

  13. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,917   +345

    Perhaps something in the Radeon 2600 series: Click here.
     
  14. GNS1310

    GNS1310 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 85

    Yep, It'll be up in a few minutes. Its an AGP slot. I think that I need the best AGP card I can get, then a decent PCI tv card...right?
     
  15. GNS1310

    GNS1310 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 85

    Not a great pic from my camera phone (digital cam was stolen a few months ago grrr)
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    Top brown (barely visable) slot is where the card was.
     
  16. GNS1310

    GNS1310 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 85

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