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Old 04-12-08, 01:53 AM   #1
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Default Replacing Fan on Ageia PhysX Card where to start looking to buy question?

I'm planning on replacing the stock fan on my BFG Ageia PhysX PCI-Express card with an even better one. Do you guys have any recommendations on what I should be replacing the stock fan with? The stock fan is held on by two small plastic prong like splinters. I've attached some pictures of what the card and fan look like.

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buy a water block fore it and plug it in your loop
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buy a water block fore it and plug it in your loop

There's no way of doing that on an HP BlackBird 002 Since the loop is already sealed and pre-configured. Any other suggestions?
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Hrm, before you do it, it might be an idea to weigh up the possible pro's and con's. What gain can you get from replacing the fan on the unit? Will it make games run faster, or are there any stability issues with the system at present? If there's not, the only outcomes of replacing the fan are that of a) The system working as before, or, b) The system not, after you break something whilst fiddling around with it.

Unless there's some compelling reason to replace the fan, don't.
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Hrm, before you do it, it might be an idea to weigh up the possible pro's and con's. What gain can you get from replacing the fan on the unit? Will it make games run faster, or are there any stability issues with the system at present? If there's not, the only outcomes of replacing the fan are that of a) The system working as before, or, b) The system not, after you break something whilst fiddling around with it.

Unless there's some compelling reason to replace the fan, don't.
No the system has been rebuilt and gutted out by HP/Voodoo PC which had to be done since the Power Supply, Lower 8800 Ultra video card and motherboard got toasted.
If anything maybe I should just change the thermal paste that's on it now with Artic Silver 5?
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I'd just remove it entirely.


The card I mean...
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Buy one of my MCw60s I have for sale for it :P
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seeing as how it is hardly ever used I would just leave the fan off
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Buy one of my MCw60s I have for sale for it :P

Sell it on ebay!
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Dun liten to thes n00b. ****ing put a thermalright 120 on dat suker and ****ing overc0ck tat puppy to da moon., ull see fps through the skyroof.
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Dun liten to thes n00b. ****ing put a thermalright 120 on dat suker and ****ing overc0ck tat puppy to da moon., ull see fps through the skyroof.

Yeah, sure thing that will happen once my asshole learns how to chew bubble gum!
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