Choppaface

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The fan on my geForce 4 4400Ti is busted... it's making a lot of noise and it looks like its not running full speed most of the time (though the system remains stable). can I just pull the plug on the fan and will the heatsink be enough, or do I need to invest in a replacement heatsink? (the card isn't overclocked and I don't do much heavy gaming)
 

Woodman

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Try squirting some WD40 into the fan, lots of it. Twirl the blades around a couple of times, and wipe away any that oozes at the sides.

As a certain someone here once said, a fan is always better than no fan, even if it's a slow ass fan. Try getting a spare fan, and screw it over the sink (2 screws if it's too big).

Eventuallly try getting a good replacement sink, like the VGA silencer.

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tombance

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Yeah I think with a geforce 4 Ti you'll need a fan of some sort. Trying removing the fan and giving it a good clean/oil, that should help. Graphics card fans are generally quite low quality, or at least they never seem to last long for me.

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ComradeMishkin

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I had a similar problem with my Gforce 4, the fan's oil dried out on the shaft, overheated from friction, melted and cracked and never worked again, I went to my local electronics shop and they had a good sink and a fan pack secially for Gforce 4 Ti cards. Check your locals stores, you never know.

PS: If you live in UK you can ring Maplin Electronics based in Cheltenham, they have it there and it's good copper stuff not the cheap crap they stick on the cards, well mine anyway.