Video card fan stopping on window load

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azfisher

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The video card fan is stopping every time Windows loads the video card.

I have Windows XP and a BFG FX5200 Ultra video card and the fan will run until windows loads the card on boot up. I have tried removing the card in the hardware section of XP and run it in VGA mode and the fan stays on then as PnP finds the card and the balloon at the right hand bottom of the screen pops up telling me it loaded the video card the fan stops.

I have un-installed and re-installed the newest nvidea drivers, changed out to a 430 Watt power supply, formated & reloaded XP because I thought it might be a Windows issue and the thing still stops.

What else should I try?
 

Triple6

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On a wild note, it might be part of the video card driver and the fan is turned off when its not needed and turned on when it is.

Or the card is faulty.
 
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AZ,

You 'could' wire the fan directly into the PS so that it ran ALL the time.
 
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I am with Triple6 on this one.

Sounds like a smart fan driver in the system, that will only power the fan when the temperature gets up. Excellent feature if that is the case, those fans can be noisy.
 

azfisher

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I can not find anything in the drivers that I can adjust, uncheck or anything about the fan. I am thinking it is a card failure. The card overheated and the system locked up last night. I think I will try wiring it directly to the PS and see if the card still works.

Thanks
 

Triple6

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If its a new card then contact support about it or return it for another card/brand.
 
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