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 Post subject: Radeon 7500 pro
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2003 3:36 am 
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I am new at this,just wondering would the VGA get damaged if I disconnected the fan on the heatsink? I do not O/C and my cpu also I do not play any games.The reason I am asking the fan is loud!
Thanks :?: BTW the card is only a month old,and I do have a side fan blowing in.


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I think you'd be just fine, especially if you have another fan blowing on the card. Just remove the fan and leave the heatsink, or remove the whole mess and replace it with a Zalman chipset cooler like the Zalman ZM-17.

I have 3 ATI 7500's that are all passively cooled, right out of the box so obviously they don't put out enough heat for ATI to worry about passively cooling them.

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 Post subject: Re: Radeon 7500 pro
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2003 11:38 am 
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jammr wrote:
I do have a side fan blowing in.

I have a Radeon 9100(same as 8500) passively cooled with a Zalman ZM17.
I measured the tempeture before/after and it only rose 3 C when idle and 8 C
when loaded. Since I'm still under 50 C I'm not too worried and my results
are without a sidefan in the case.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2003 3:41 pm 
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I have a ATI Radeon 7500 with a heatsink and a little fan on there. Is it possible to take the fan off and only use the heatsink for cooling ?(heatsink=about 0.5cm high)


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2003 6:05 am 
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Burdy wrote:
I have a ATI Radeon 7500 with a heatsink and a little fan on there. Is it possible to take the fan off and only use the heatsink for cooling ?(heatsink=about 0.5cm high)

It should be possible as the 7500 doesn't run that hot. If you are worried, get a thermometer and put the sensor on the vga-card. First get a reading with the fan active. Then disconnect the fan and see how much the temperature rises. It should be something moderate like ~5C depending on your ambient temperature and case flow etc.


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