F*CK powercolor

coylter

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For the 2nd time my gpu fan died and this time i didnt rma it . I took my f*cking spare amd stock fan i put it onthe card(i mean i put the amd fan on the ati heatsink).
DAMN WTF with those crappy fan that stop turning after 1 month. i mean this is a 450$ (can) card . At this price they should at least ship a good fan. I payed my cpu 1/3 of the card price and it came with 10x better fan.

The fan realy stopped turning and melted on the heatsink...

My own beast: Athlon 2700xp+ (oc: 3200xp+ with 200fsb) , Radeon 9800pro (oc: 410/370) , 512mb ddr400. SO MUCH faster than my last computer (pIII 550......)
 

fragglefart

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Look on the bright side, now you have that big beasty fan on it, im sure you will be able to acheive some stonking overclocks. Hurrah! :) Will eat my 5900U for breakfast!

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coylter

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i wonder if the new fan is better

My own beast: Athlon 2700xp+ (oc: 3200xp+ with 200fsb) , Radeon 9800pro (oc: 410/370) , 512mb ddr400. SO MUCH faster than my last computer (pIII 550......)
 
So the lesson Lerned, don't trust Fans, submerge your entire rig in non-conductive FLUORINERT™ from 3M.
Mmm 3M, the cause of and solution to all of life's problems!*
*(Adapted from Homer's comments on Alcohol, not in any way a true reflection of 3M)

Sucks about the HSF though. Hopefully a 'home-made' solution will work better for you. Sucks that you have to 'build your own' Graphics card.

PowerColor, the IKEA of the Graphics world. :evil:


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GeneticWeapon

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I saw a post on a forum somewhere, that had a huge list of complaints from people with PowerColor 9800/pro's that had fans that just quit, or started wobbling, or making niose. My 9800 isnt a PC, but I check the fan almost daily.

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KWPLunchbox

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Heh, I read up on the Fluorinet the last time you mentioned it. I'd do it if is was at all affordable.

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Yep, the stuff is exotic (and expensive to make supposedly), but man is it ever neat! :cool:

The only thing tha would be snazzier would be if you could put fish in it (and the fish didn't make a mess).

I Guess, putting an Aquarium Inside a container full of this stuff would just about do it.


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It took a year and a half for my GeForce3 Ti200 fan to screw up. At that point (6 months ago) I said screw it, if it fries I'll just buy a new card. It is still working just fine, even with the faulty fan.
 

coylter

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The loud noise the fan make is because it is gonna fail soon...

Nah you cant have it wusy because i removed the damn fan(or piece of melted plastic) from the heatsink and i put the old amd fan on the small ati heatsink.

Ps:There should be a Pinned post about how bad are CP card

Something Like: Important Power color information
Cp card have been reported to have a lot of problem about faulty fan......

My own beast: Athlon 2700xp+ (oc: 3200xp+ with 200fsb) , Radeon 9800pro (oc: 410/370) , 512mb ddr400. SO MUCH faster than my last computer (pIII 550......)
 
Contact Spitfire, he may add it to the Buyer's guide.


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