Loud video card fan

By Dragon
Aug 4, 2007
  1. Hi, I got this ATI sapphire radeon x1600 pro about a year ago and lately it's been getting louder and louder, the fan is like making a grinding noise. I was wondering what I could do to fix this?
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Well if its just now doing it then, that's definately a problem. You could always spend 20 bux and replace it! Or if you have a warranty go through the long task of RMA
  3. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    Well, clean out the dust and see if that helps.

    If it doesn't, changing out the cooling system would be a good idea, but may be tricky for someone who's not done it before. Slightly harder than changing the CPU heatsink.
  4. Dragon

    Dragon TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    yeah...I've never done it before, are heatsinks for a video card available everywhere?
  5. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Just have to make sure the HS is compatable with the card.
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