My graphiscs card, a hercules 3D Prophet 4000Xt, (32mb) has developted a very noisy cooling fan, very noisy and really irittating. It produces a buzz that vaires in pitch over time.
Does anyone have any sugegstions as to what to replace it with, that is hopefully silent (IE passive) but does not cost too much (ie about £10+vat and postage).
I would have thought that a ZM-NB32J from click here would probably do the trick, considereing that the northbridge fan/heatsink combo it is designed to replace is slightly larger than the fan/heatsink on the card.
thanks. At least i can try them to replace the fan/sink with the same again if all else fails, but would prefer a passive answer, IE a bigger heatsink, with no fan. All the ones i can find are aimed at high performace cards, and to call my card high performance would be a slight overstatement ;-)
I dont know about putting that zalman cooler on the graphics card. That heatsink looks top heavy and could put some stress on the card. Plus its passive cooling, i could not say if it would be up to the job of effectively cooling that graphics chip. Always a good idea to stick with active cooling.
Quiet PC have many good products, and i have used them at least 3 times. They do do card fans, but they are all overkill for my card. The only one i like the look of is glue on, and i would like one i can remove if it is not up to the job, or take with me if i like it.