9700 pro Heatsink Fan Shot!

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by LocKStocK, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. LocKStocK

    LocKStocK Smokin & Jokin

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    My Hercules 9700 pro heatsink fan has melted!!
    Anybody know of a site where they sell spare fans or heatsinks for these cards??

    Thanx in advance!!
     
  2. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    Dont get a regular one if you have the spare slot i recomment the Artic Cooler Vga silencer check the uk bargains section posted where i found that for cheap there only £15. Check it out ! :)
     
  3. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Before you replace the HSF is the card still good. That much of an overheat did not do it any good.

    Any chance you're still in warantee? If so get the whole thing replaced.
     
  4. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    how the hell did you manage to get it to melt :eek:

    contact hercules and see if they will replace the product for you...

    if they do you are all set... the 9700 series is EOL so they might even bump you up to a 9800 series card :cool:
     
  5. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    get some artic silver thermal compound to put between the chip and the sink when you do attach the new one, it should give you lower temps as well probably the epoxy version might be better for a GFX card though depending on how the sink is held on. Be careful with it as well
     
  6. LocKStocK

    LocKStocK Smokin & Jokin

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    The GPU's still good, might pop out and get one of them
    Arctic cooler fan thingys.

    Cheers guys!
     
  7. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    you wont be dissapointed with the arctic mine runs at 31 under load on my 9800 :)
     
  8. sn00pee

    sn00pee OSNN Addict

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    same thing happen to my GF4 Ti 4400, hopefully the people who custom build it will replace it, but that might be slim since im past my 1year warranty (by a couple of months =/)