Replacing a GeForce 3 Heatsink and Fan

  [DELETED] 16:06 26 Nov 2003

Over the last 3 months or so something has been getting loader in my PC.

Turns out its the fan on my GeForce 3 Ti 200. Also seems to be stalling on startup.

I'm going to swap with a fan less GF2 tomorrow to check that it is this fan.

However is replacing one of these fans as easy as replacing a Processor Heatsink & fan?

I've seen click here and it looks like it'll do the job?

Anyone any experience of swapping this type of fan??

  [DELETED] 16:34 26 Nov 2003

I had a GF3 Ti 200 made by Laedtec (winfast)

I also had to replace the fan assembly, it is fairly straight forward.

They are mounted by 2 or 3 plastic retainer clips.

Unclip one and replace it with the other BE SURE TO USE THERMAL PASTE between GPU and fan assembly.

If you have done a CUP sink and fan you will find this easy.

Make sure that the new sink and fan is compatable with a GF 3

  [DELETED] 16:36 26 Nov 2003

the fan in the link you left looks fine

  [DELETED] 16:39 26 Nov 2003

Jester mate what about fanless system?

You can get zalaman heat pipe's that dont require fan's....

  [DELETED] 16:40 26 Nov 2003

Simon7063 - thanks. Thats a real confidence boost. I'll change the card tomorrow and then check the size etc and connector. If all is well i'll order it.

Cheers again.

  [DELETED] 16:42 26 Nov 2003

Keep talking.... I keep meaning to ask about "heat pipes" and how they work.

At the moment i need a low cost fix (mainly because of the noise - the hum can be heard right across the house) as this thing called Xmas is on its way... Maybe i can incorporate it into my new (currently imaginary) PC for 2004!?

  [DELETED] 16:42 26 Nov 2003

Oh it was ment to say CPU not CUP Oops

Never was a very good typist!

  Diemmess 16:48 26 Nov 2003

If you have the right fan for the job, its a snip... With a removable card you can get behind the fan and ease out the old plastic clips, even cut them if you have sufficiently fine wirecutters.

I made the fatal mistake with a secondary fan on a mobo. of trying to pull the clips out without removing the motherboard from the case first. Too much force in straight pulling must have done a nasty to the multi-layered board because that never worked again!

  [DELETED] 16:53 26 Nov 2003

Yeah It definately the G Card fan. Just shoved my finger in the blades!!

Well if i bork the GeForce 3 Ti 200 at least i have a new GF2 MX200 to go in its place!!! :-((

Cheers all. Just need to check sizes and power connectors and i'll be away...


  [DELETED] 17:11 26 Nov 2003

As long as you work on the GF 3 out of the case
pref on a flat work surface you should have no problems.

The push pins are arrow like at the inserted end.

All you need to do is pinch the pins so that they will fit back through the hole, and the whole sink and fan comes off it one.

The new fan is fitted by linging up the holes on fanassembly and g card and inserting the push pins untill they click into place.

Just be careful not to force them or you may damage the card.

  [DELETED] 17:53 26 Nov 2003

Sorry to bother but...

It says click here it comes with "Thermal Tape". Does that mean i don't need a Thermal Compound?

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