Adding a cooling fan to my fanless GPU

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Adding a cooling fan to my fanless GPU

Post by silentgamer » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:10 am

Hello to all,

I am new to this forum and I need some help.

My GPU is a fanless Zotac nVidia GT 520 Zone Edition , and I would like to add a cooling fan to it.

I would please you to send me a good step by step video tutorial ,where it is explained how to I remove the GPU,add the cooling fan to it,connect the fan to the PSU and then put my GPU back.

Also please tell me which dimensions should the fan have ?

Please help me.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Adding a cooling fan to my fanless GPU

Post by CA_Steve » Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:08 pm

Welcome to SPCR.

This card is 9 years old and low performance when it first came out. Chances are your CPU has better integrated graphics...

What's your CPU? Maybe you can just use that.
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Re: Adding a cooling fan to my fanless GPU

Post by Olle P » Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:03 am

If the rest of the computer is as old as the graphics card my recommendations, short of getting a new computer, would be to:
First open the computer and blow it clean from dust. (I assume the problem is "high temperatures" and dust buildup is likely the problem.)
If cleaning isn't sufficient, get a better case fan.

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