New GPU Fan Not Spinning When Plugged In

By Brooks2
Mar 28, 2008
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  1. I just put a Zalman GPU heatsink/fan on my graphics card (Radeon HD 2600 XT). The problem is that now when I boot up the fan only spins until BIOS is done loading, when windows comes up the fan stop and the cards starts to heat up.

    I did put in a bigger PSU, I went from a 350 Watt to a 430 Watt because I was having trouble getting enough power to everything (i have a cd-rom/rw, dvd-ram, sound card, vid card, wireless card, and 1 250 gb hdd).

    I don't know what the problem is, the heatsink should be installed properly. The fan does spin and at full speed, just not for very long.

    Thanks,

    B
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,746   +156

    Do you have the 2600 plugged into the power supply or vise versa?
  3. Brooks2

    Brooks2 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    it's plugged into my mobo, the fan needs a bigger power source so it calls for it to be plugged into the mobo via a 3 pin connector. it should all be connected at the right spots. is it just something that needs to be fiddled with in BiOS?
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,746   +156

    From the symptom, the GPU fan is NOT plugged into the right place... It should be plugged into a connector on the 2600, where the original GPU fan was plugged into
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