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    Anyone know where I can get a replacement fan for my graphics card (7600GT)?

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    tried oiling etc but still too noisy.

    thanks

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    Original Poster Banned

    http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk173/csiman2/DSCF1274.jpg

    Me, I always repair these sorts of things using a standard 80mm case fan strapped and secured to the heatsink using string or garden wire and bluetak. It mightn't look especially professional, but the bluetak absorbs vibrations, the garden wire is aluminium wire wrapped in plastic so it can hold the fan on pretty tight, and for added quietness, I switch the yellow and black 12v pair in the molex for the red and black 5v pair, which cuts the fan's speed by around half, and does delightfult hings for noise output. Since it's a bigger fan than before, the airflow will be roughly comparable with how it used to be, too.

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    dxx;5797425

    Me, I always repair these sorts of things using a standard 80mm case fan … Me, I always repair these sorts of things using a standard 80mm case fan strapped and secured to the heatsink using string or garden wire and bluetak. It mightn't look especially professional, but the bluetak absorbs vibrations, the garden wire is aluminium wire wrapped in plastic so it can hold the fan on pretty tight, and for added quietness, I switch the yellow and black 12v pair in the molex for the red and black 5v pair, which cuts the fan's speed by around half, and does delightfult hings for noise output. Since it's a bigger fan than before, the airflow will be roughly comparable with how it used to be, too.


    sounds a good idea but I dont have the height in my PC for a big case fan. It teaches me not to buy Dell in future :-D

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    Painkiller;5797476

    http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/products/nvidia-vga


    thanks but its an ATI card and I was only hoping to spend a few quid as could replace the card for about £25-£30

    Try
    [url]www.dabs.com[/url]

    you can order online you might be able to get it there x

    csiman;5797432

    sounds a good idea but I dont have the height in my PC for a big case … sounds a good idea but I dont have the height in my PC for a big case fan. It teaches me not to buy Dell in future :-D



    ******. I don't suppose you've an AMD CPU fan kicking around anywhere, have you? They're only about a centimeter tall, one of them might fit nicely. There's a photo of one ]here, for example's sake.

    Being the nerd that I am, I did a mod job with one of them on my laptop last night. I took part of the base plastics off to expose the GPU heatsink, bluetak'd and leccy taped the fan into place, and hooked it up to a spare USB port for power. The effect? My 8600M GS now runs solidly at 720MHz core, 820MHz RAM, and 1800MHz shader clock. 20% on the GPU clock, about `5% on the RAM clock, and a 50% boost on the shader clock. I'm a happy little geek now.

    csiman;5797521

    thanks but its an ATI card and I was only hoping to spend a few quid as … thanks but its an ATI card and I was only hoping to spend a few quid as could replace the card for about £25-£30



    7600GT is an nVidia model number.

    The whole 'Point of View' range seem to be GeForce/nVidia;

    pointofview-online.com/sho…d=1

    Original Poster Banned

    barneydog;5797590

    DX have some graphic card fans like this … DX have some graphic card fans like this onehttp://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.14192More herehttp://www.dealextreme.com/search.dx/search.fan


    thanks Barney - i will look at them
    dxx;5797708

    ******. I don't suppose you've an AMD CPU fan kicking around anywhere, … ******. I don't suppose you've an AMD CPU fan kicking around anywhere, have you? They're only about a centimeter tall, one of them might fit nicely. There's a photo of one ]here, for example's sake. Being the nerd that I am, I did a mod job with one of them on my laptop last night. I took part of the base plastics off to expose the GPU heatsink, bluetak'd and leccy taped the fan into place, and hooked it up to a spare USB port for power. The effect? My 8600M GS now runs solidly at 720MHz core, 820MHz RAM, and 1800MHz shader clock. 20% on the GPU clock, about `5% on the RAM clock, and a 50% boost on the shader clock. I'm a happy little geek now.


    No fans whatsoever. I used to be a bit nerdy like that but now stick to consoles as it cost me a fortune every year replacing my gfx card etc. Seems the PC gaming area is dying a slow death to me. A shame really as games are much cheaper. thanks for your help. rep added to all.
    Painkiller;5797808

    7600GT is an nVidia model number.The whole 'Point of View' range seem to … 7600GT is an nVidia model number.The whole 'Point of View' range seem to be GeForce/nVidia;http://www.pointofview-online.com/showroom.php?shop_mode=category_homepage&category_id=1&site_id=1


    Ooops! Momentary lapse in brain for a sec there. thx

    Original Poster Banned

    barneydog;5797590

    DX have some graphic card fans like this … DX have some graphic card fans like this onehttp://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.14192



    doesnt look like that would screw into my existing heatsink

    this one looks like it may do the job (I only want it back in my pc for basic tasks and DVI connector rather than on-board gfx with VGA)

    dealextreme.com/det…941

    any thoughts?

    not sure why they put DC in the title..............

    arctic-cooling.com/cat…=en

    scan.co.uk/Pro…per

    As you have said though amount of money spent to fix could be used to buy new one. Still someone else might need find all the info provided by members in the thread useful for their project etc.

    google.co.uk/pro…tle

    Just checked the gogole shopping link and one of the companies selling this list compatible models (7600 is missing)

    GeForce 3Ti 200, 3Ti 500, 4Ti 4200, 4Ti 4400, 4Ti 600, 4MX 420, 4MX 440, 4MX 460, FX 5200, FX 5500, FX 5700LE, FX 5600, FX 700, FX 5900, FX 5950, and GeForce 6600. ATI chipsets:
    RADEON 7200, 7500, 8500, 9000, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, and 9800.

    Original Poster Banned

    Crossbow;5798605

    Too low end - won't be able to handle the heat. You need a better one - … Too low end - won't be able to handle the heat. You need a better one - perhaps one of these, especially the 2nd / 3rd:http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.8945http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.10014http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.8948These would be good too (if you purchase other bits to be eligible for their free delivery):http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/NorthQ-Low-Noise-Aluminum-Graphic-Card-Cooler-for-NVIDIA-and-ATi-with-Fan-Alarm-Uniquehttp://www.scan.co.uk/Products/NorthQ-NQ-3850A-Low-Noise-Copper-Graphic-Card-Cooler-for-NVIDIA-and-ATi-see-list



    dontasciime;5798776

    http://www.arctic-cooling.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=2_&mID=106&language=enhttp://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Zalman-VF900-CU-Quiet-Dual-Heatpipe-VGA-GPU-Cooler-Pure-CopperAs you have said though amount of money spent to fix could be used to buy new one. Still someone else might need find all the info provided by members in the thread useful for their project etc.http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?hl=en&q=gfx+card+fan&cid=7621663254523367245&sa=title#pJust checked the gogole shopping link and one of the companies selling this list compatible models (7600 is missing)GeForce 3Ti 200, 3Ti 500, 4Ti 4200, 4Ti 4400, 4Ti 600, 4MX 420, 4MX 440, 4MX 460, FX 5200, FX 5500, FX 5700LE, FX 5600, FX 700, FX 5900, FX 5950, and GeForce 6600. ATI chipsets:RADEON 7200, 7500, 8500, 9000, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, and 9800.


    Thanks for all your effort but dont think any of them would fit on top of my current heatsink (see how current fan is screwed to it).

    Maybe try asking point of view for a replacement Fan, they might play nice and send one. Or keep the fan chassis (take out 3 screws) and try and take out existing fan [only] and see if another gfx fan will fit in chassis if that makes sense or is even possible if it comes out of chassis.

    csiman;5811350

    Thanks for all your effort but dont think any of them would fit on top of … Thanks for all your effort but dont think any of them would fit on top of my current heatsink (see how current fan is screwed to it).

    We were meaning you'll need to change the entire cooler including the heatsink with one of those we posted.

    Original Poster Banned

    dontasciime;5811460

    Maybe try asking point of view for a replacement Fan, they might play … Maybe try asking point of view for a replacement Fan, they might play nice and send one. Or keep the fan chassis (take out 3 screws) and try and take out existing fan and see if another gfx fan will fit in chassis if that makes sense or is even possible.


    Good idea - I will ring them
    Crossbow;5811464

    We were meaning you'll need to change the entire cooler including the … We were meaning you'll need to change the entire cooler including the heatsink with one of those we posted.


    Ooops! :oops:

    Might give it a go as a last resort. Might just disconnect the fan completely as I wont be using it for games :?

    csiman;5811350

    Thanks for all your effort but dont think any of them would fit on top of … Thanks for all your effort but dont think any of them would fit on top of my current heatsink (see how current fan is screwed to it).



    This one mention posted by Crossbow can be fited to a 7600GS at least according to the third review down,are there different fittings on the GT?

    dealextreme.com/det…948




    And this one dealextreme.com/det…014 looks like it can be fitted to a 7600GT according to the second review

    It seems the first one at least fits the 7600GT, if you click on the customer images you get the compatabilty list and it shows the 7600GT

    http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s60/jamesceekay/7600gt.jpg

    http://www.dealextreme.com/feedbacks/browseCustomerPhotos.dx/sku.8948%7Eid.5115

    http://www.dealextreme.com/feedbacks/browseCustomerPhotos.dx/sku.8948%7Eid.5115

    csiman;5811483

    Ooops! :oops:Might give it a go as a last resort. Might just disconnect … Ooops! :oops:Might give it a go as a last resort. Might just disconnect the fan completely as I wont be using it for games :?

    Yes, would work, but just ensure the temps don't rise too much (with ]HWMonitor & ]GPU-Z), you've good airflow & even consider fitting a 80mm / 120mm case fan blowing air directly at it.

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    Don't know if you'd be interested in a ]BFG 7600GT OC 256Mb, which has been fitted with a quality ]Zalman VF900-Cu LED cooler. Can do it for £20 + 2.50 postage.
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