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Video Card Question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by c_wilson, Jul 2, 2006.

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  1. c_wilson

    c_wilson Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I've got an MSI Ti4200 (VTD8x) AGP video card. The fan is fried on this thing and it gets hot enough without it to fry an egg inside my computer. Problem is that the fan is integrated onto the metal piece which wraps around the card it self. If you take off the metal plate and fan assembly, you leave chips wide open with heatsink gel exposed. Will this hurt anything if I take it off and somehow rig a case fan up inside to blow directly onto the card? I found a way to make the fan blow straight on it, but I really need the metal plate and fan assembly removed before I can make it work properly. Just curious as to how this needs to be done. I paid $150 for this card and it runs all my games perfectly. I hate to buy another one just because the fan has failed. Thanks for any input.

    Chris
     
  2. Rumpo-Stiltskin

    Rumpo-Stiltskin

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    Get yourself a replacement cooler:

    NewEgg

    The card probably won't live long without one, and you may well start to encounter heat related running problems.
     
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