Quick Graphics Card Fan Question

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Rob Landolfi, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. Rob Landolfi

    Rob Landolfi Stunt Coordinator

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    Is the fan on a graphics card (ATI Radeon 8500LE/128MB) supposed to run continuously, or only when the card gets beyond a certain temperature?

    Thanks for any insight.
     
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    I've got the same card.

    It should always be running!

    Brent
     
  3. Rob Landolfi

    Rob Landolfi Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the response. I just noticed that my card's fan isn't running, and I'm not sure how long it has been this way. I haven't noticed any degradation of video, but obviously want this working correctly. Thanks for the reply.
     
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    Definitely stop using it for any extended period of time and don't play any games until you get that fixed. I'm not sure if it would be as big a problem with your card, but my old roommate had a geforce 1 ddr that burned up when its fan went out and he didn't notice.
     
  5. Rob Landolfi

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    Thanks guys. I called my vendor's support line, explained my problem and tried a couple quick troubleshooting suggestions. The fan is still dead, and they'll send me a new card ASAP under warranty. I'll swap it out, send the old one back and hopefully be good to go.

    Have a good week/weekend.
     

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