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 Post subject: Remove fan on origional Radeon, or replace?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2003 7:30 am 
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I have the origional Radeon card that was released with 32mb. The fan on it, a small one about the size of a 50 cent piece, is going out and getting very noisy.
My question is:

1. could I just unhook the fan and blow another larger quieter fan at it?
2. Remove the existing fan and heatsink and put something else on there?
3. Replace it with a new card that does not have a fan. I don't do any gaming anymore just picture editing, web surfing, and thats about it. so if I do replace it what would be a good inexpensive card?

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I would remove the existing heatsink/fan and replace it with a Zalman zm17. I did this on my wifes AIW version of the card and it works great, silent and cool. Check this forum for more zm17 info. I you need suggestions on removing the old fan I can post a method I used on my two ATI AIW cards.


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http://www.silentmaxx.net/silent_produc ... _50mm.html

Would this work?


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Nickp wrote:
I would remove the existing heatsink/fan and replace it with a Zalman zm17...


That's exactly what I recommend as well.

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I did option 1 with the Original Radeon 64MB in my parents' computer.

Using an extra 80mm fan i took out of the PSU blowing at 5 volts.


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I did option 1 with the Original Radeon 64MB in my parents' computer.

Using an extra 80mm fan i took out of the PSU blowing at 5 volts.


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