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ATI Radeon 9600XT Graphic Card Noisy fan

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards & Internal Video Devices' started by PINGLE, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. PINGLE

    PINGLE Member

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    The fan on my graphics card;

    Medion ATI Radeon 9600 XT

    has recently become very noisy, taking the side off I can see it is still spinning but obviously there is a problem.

    Can I easily get a replacement fan or do I need to replace the Gr card? Any help would be much appreciated, I am not very technical so please talk in layman terms.
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    Is it clogged up with dust? If so take the card out and use a small paintbrush to remove the dust. Make sure u have a hoover on next to it to catch all the dust.
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    That was my first thought but even after a good clean-up it is just as noisy, I just don,t know if it,s easy to find a replacement fan or if I need a new card.
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    Well, that card is rather getting on a bit so a new card, being an AGP card won't be that expensive. When i had problems with my old 9600Pro fan running slowly I couldn't find an aftermarket cooler for that card.

    Something like This will be far faster than your current card, won't break the bank and you get free delivery from Scan thanks to this forum! If you game at all the 512MB version is only slightly more expensive.

    (20 posts required in order to qualify for free delivery though.)
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    Dont bother with a 512mb card, jus costs more money and has no advantage wotsoever. Save some money and just get the 256 version.
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    Thanks for your replies.
    I don,t do games so in that respect won,t need anything too hi-spec.
    The cards mentioned, will they slot straight in? As mentioned I,m not too clued up technology wise.
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    Yes, they should. I'd recommend downloading the latest Ati Drivers from the website, uninstalling the video card drivers, cancelling the reboot and powering off. Ground yourself by touching the metal case of the PC and remove your old card, install the new one and power back on. The new card will be detected by Windows. Click cancel when it asks you for a driver, run the Ati catalyst driver installation and follow the instructions :)
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    Replacement coolers are availible, something like this for £10 should do and you don't need to upgrade your graphics card if you're not gaming, they don't degrade over time.

    On the other hand a new graphics card will be quicker and easier to install, though it will cost you about £30 for a non-gaming one.
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    Decision made then, new card which will hopefully slot straight in.

    Many thanks for all replies.
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    Old card out new card in silence!
    Thanks for all advice much appreciated.
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    I have exactly the same problem, but unfortunately, the recomended card (from Scan) is no longer avaialble... I am in no way an expert on PC hardware, so would really appreciate gudance on what would be a suitable repalcement for my noisy 9600XT-4 card.
    I only need something that does what that card does.... i really dont need a whizz-bang card..

    Guidance would be greatfully received .
    Thanks

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