So I noticed that my computer was running much louder than usual the other day, in a loud mechanical "motor that isn't happy" kind of way. At first it sounded like the hard drive, which would have been an extraordinarily bad thing. I come to find out though that it's not the hard drive, CPU fan, or case fan, but the little fan on my video card (an old Radeon 7500). Now, this isn't the first time I've had one of these fans go like this (the last video card fan did the same thing)-are these things just not made to last more than 2 years? I'd rather not pay to replace the card right now, since it still works and I haven't really played a PC game in over a year (since Morrowind actualy). Can just unplugging the fan actually fry the card? Will the ATI chips clock themselves down (like the p4s) if they're running too hot, or will they just burn out? Yes, I know I can get something much better than what I have for a lot less (even one of the knock off ATI cards would be better) but at this point it's the principle of the thing! $150 that I don't spend on my computer is 3 Xbox games!