View Full Version : Leadtek Mesh fan covers

01-13-04, 01:13 AM
Anyone able to remove the mesh fan filter off their Leadtek card easily? I noticed it has a dot of solder on the 2 tiny screws preventing easy removal. It looks like a project I don't want to deal with, but I want to get rid of that grill.


01-13-04, 06:43 AM
why would you want to? I thought the purpose of that mesh was to prevent dust bunnies and noise?

01-13-04, 08:00 AM
My Leadtek Gf4 had foam dust covers, but the fans used to touch them and make more noise, so I took them off.

01-13-04, 02:14 PM
Exactly, most of the noise I hear is the sound of air going through the mesh. All Leadtek needed to do is listen to it once to know it's a dumb idea. But the card has component video out and good vivo so it's worth getting rid of the mesh. I am sure the Zalman cooler with optional fan plus ramsinks would do the job, but the price of that adds up with ramsinks. Kind of looks good on this card: