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Radeon 64Mb fan noisy
Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 4:20 pm
I'm trying to slowly put together a HTPC and currently have an old Radeon 64MB DDR VIVO card. Unfortunately, the little fan (not sure the size, maybe 40mm?) is very noisy.
Anyoen have an ideas on what I can do to silence it? Can I run this vid card without a fan?
Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2004 3:55 am
I used to have a 64mb ddr vivo. I simply removed the fan/heatsink and glued on a zalman nb-47j northbridge cooler with arctic alumina thermal adhesive. This worked very well and easily cooled the GPU without the need for any kind of extra fan. I did have decent case airflow though. The stock heatsink was removed by putting it in the freezer for an hour or so, and it popped off quite easily.
Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2004 3:00 pm
I've been using this card for a few years with its fan's power cable disconnected from the card. I also have my case wide open (no sides or top), and no case fans. I've also been gaming with it (Unreal Tournament 2004) with its fan disconnected.
I would suggest disconnecting the power, but adding a small undervolted fan (5 volts) nearby blowing air over the heat sink. That's what I was doing most of the time until I removed that too.