Video Card FELL OFF THE FAN!!!

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Da_Violator, Dec 10, 2002.

  1. Da_Violator

    Da_Violator Guest

    Hey Everyone,

    I recently got a Geforce 2 Ti. Everything was fine at first until the fan started making some noise. I decided to replace the fan and once I did, the fan fell off of the card!!!! :eek: :mad: :eek:

    What should I do in order to get the new fan working again??? Any advice would be a help. Thanks

    Violator
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

    Messages:
    15,800
    Location:
    Midlands, England
    im by no means recommending this....

    But this happened to a friend, we were at a lan at the time, so he managed to secure the fan back on with 2 pieces of cotton (blue cotton, just for reference) and as far as i know it worked fine, and still worked after we all went home.
     
  3. Da_Violator

    Da_Violator Guest

    Thanks for the advice but I don't think I'll be trying that anytime soon. Couldn't I just use some Krazy Glue or WD-40 or something like that??

    Violator
     
  4. mbunny

    mbunny Guest

    You want Thermal Adhesive

    That way its a glue and also works as a heat transfer.

    WD40 and Krazy Glue don't conduct heat very well :/

    I recommend anything by Arctic Silver
     
  5. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    Messages:
    3,961
    Thermal Adhesive.

    Crazy glue will kill stuff, and hardly conducts. And it it's warm...i'll fall off again.

    Weird event though.
     
  6. Da_Violator

    Da_Violator Guest

    Thanks for the advice, where can I find the Thermal Adhesive???

    Violator
     
  7. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    Messages:
    3,961
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?DEPA=&submit=Go&description=adhesive

    Arctic Silver Adhesive-( Premium Silver Thermal Epoxy, Silver-Based ). Made with 99.8% pure micronized silver. Arctic Silver Thermal Adhesive was formulated to conduct heat, not electricity. Sold in A set of Arctic Silver Thermal Adhesive consists of two tubes containing a total of 7 grams of adhesive (3.5 grams of Part A and 3.5 grams of Part B). *** MUST follow Instruction of use. *** Once Applied to CPU and Fan, THE WARRANTIES OF BLAH BLAH BLAH

    It's towards the center :)
     
  8. chris

    chris Free to Fly

    Messages:
    1,109
    Haha SPeedY_B i remember that! it was on my old geforce 2. the heatsink came unstuck from the sticky pad so i tied it back on with bright blue cotton :D

    it stayed on as well and worked fine until the actual card died and i had to replace it
     
  9. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    Messages:
    3,961
    lol Chrisuk! that was you! :D
     
  10. chris

    chris Free to Fly

    Messages:
    1,109
    Yeah, you gotta love my running maintenance :p
     
  11. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    Messages:
    3,961
    Creative! Blue cotton sting :D
     
  12. chris

    chris Free to Fly

    Messages:
    1,109
    its looked quite niffy with bright blue ties on it if i do say so myself :D
     
  13. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    Messages:
    3,961
    :p

    Chris have you got a website? I might have seen it on one of speedy's links before...
     
  14. Da_Violator

    Da_Violator Guest

    THANKS ONCE AGAIN & 1 CORRECTION

    Thanks everyone...I'm going to look into the thermal adhesive. I just noticed that in my haste to get answers, I messed up in the title...I just wanted to clear that up because I felt like kicking myself after I clicked "Submit Reply".

    It should have read: Video Card Fan Fell off of the Video Card.

    Thanks for not flaming me as I'm sure it would have happened on any other forum.

    Violator
     
  15. chris

    chris Free to Fly

    Messages:
    1,109
    Nick, check your PMs
     
  16. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

    Messages:
    15,800
    Location:
    Midlands, England
    Har, was superb.
    I cant remember where the cotton actually came from, was it random cotton, or was it obtained from somewhere?

    On another note, we need another LAN at Oli's :D
     
  17. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    Hehe, the title of the thread was fairly funny.......

    I recommend getting Arctic Alumina Thermal Adhesive over the Arctic Silver. Arctic silver says it is non conductive but arctic alumina is made with the purpose of being non conductive among other things. You dont want to short out your gpu by accidentally getting some adhesive on the pins. Alumina is cheaper also.

    jumpy
     
  18. mbunny

    mbunny Guest

    Alumina doesn't conduct the heat as well as silver.

    Silver will not conduct electricity, they designed it for this fact. Not many pins to get with Silver when its just ur video card as well.
     
  19. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

    Messages:
    473
    If you get Arctic Silver, look carefully at it and make sure it isn't Artic Silver.
     
  20. jumpy

    jumpy Guest