Go Back   Hardware Canucks > HARDWARE > Video Cards

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old May 20, 2009, 10:08 PM
dadzilla's Avatar
MVP
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Athabasca Alberta
Posts: 406
Default How hard is it to change the fan in a card?

Just wondering because my 4870 makes a throbbing noise (when set to anything above 33%) that bugs me. I'd like to put a quieter fan on it. Any recommendations as to what make of fan would be good?
zilla
__________________
I build, I game, I upgrade. I build, I game, I upgrade. I build.....
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old May 20, 2009, 10:13 PM
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 2,026
Default

If you're going to play around with it change the whole thing. Just make sure it's compatible.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old May 20, 2009, 11:36 PM
Oversized Rooster's Avatar
Allstar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 610

My System Specs

Default

I recommend changing the entire cooling device. When I had a 4870 I installed an Arctic Cooling Twin Turbo which silenced it completely. Now I own a 4890 card and I've employed the same solution again. :)
__________________
Main: Intel 2600K @ 4.8GHz | Gigabyte P67A-UD7-B3 | 16GB Corsair DDR3-2000 | 2 x 256GB Samsung 850 Pro | 2 x 4TB Hitachi 7K4000 | 3 x 2TB WD Caviar Black | Antec 1200 | Seasonic XP-860 Platinum | 4GB GTX 970 Windforce | 2 x 27" Asus VE278Q | Asus Essence ST | Win7 Pro 64-bit
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CPU Fan speed change? HalifaxJ Troubleshooting 10 March 12, 2009 11:21 PM
change the direction of my gx2 fan kyle_L Video Cards 8 December 18, 2008 02:35 PM
WTB: Video Card/Sound Card/Hard drive - Look here if u gotz some ! Flintblade Buy/Sell & Trade 4 December 4, 2008 10:27 PM
Video Card fan issues ipaine Troubleshooting 11 July 21, 2008 07:24 PM
How to change fan speed for 4800 belgolas Video Cards 6 July 4, 2008 06:09 PM