Solved X1950 pro fan is wore out

Gigabyte Ga-p35-ds3l motherboard
January 19, 2013 at 12:30:45
Specs: Windows Xp sp3, Phenom II x4 970
x1950 pro saphire

My x1950 video card fan has had it. I have took it apart and oiled it three times. I got about extra two years out of my stock video card cooler. I'm past that the insides of the fan are eroded. I don't want to spend a lot of money on a video card cooler. I plan on upgrading my video card soon.

How effective would it be to zip tie a case fan to the cooler? Do i need some kind of homemade heat sink on the chips any ideas?

If the zip ties are out of the question? What is a good cheap cooling option?

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January 19, 2013 at 13:35:58
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Run the PC with the side panel removed and direct a cold-air desk-fan into it.

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January 19, 2013 at 13:39:59
Look through these from SVC...

This on might do it for your X1950Pro

Audares Juvo

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January 19, 2013 at 13:41:42
You might be able to pick up a fan for about $10 or you might be able to do a "Rube Goldberg" on it. It's hard to say without knowing what it looks like, the size, how it mounts, etc. You can get a cheap replacement card with comparable performance for about $30-40? This HD 4650 for example:

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January 19, 2013 at 13:57:28
I will give a cheap cooler a try until i can buy a used 5770. Thanks for the help.

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January 19, 2013 at 20:10:55
yeah i wouldn't spend a lot of money on a cooler for such an old card wouldn't make any sense the cheap aftermarket cooler should be better then the stock one it came with anyhow.

Iron Sharpens Iron.

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