Noisy cooling fan on video card

Ati Radeon hd 2600 pro video card
November 8, 2009 at 18:27:04
Specs: Windows Vista
I have a ATI Radeon HD 2600 video card that has a noisy cooling fan. I removed the card and cleaned the heat sink, fan, and oiled the fan to try and solve the noise issue. It was better for awhile, but the noise came back. I would like to buy a replacement fan, but have not had any luck finding one. The fan is made by Young Lin Tech Co in taiwan model# DFC601012L and is a DC brushless 12V 1.6W 55mm fan. The fan is a frameless design and is held on to the heat sink with three screws and uses a two wire power wire. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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#1
November 8, 2009 at 18:50:56

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#2
November 8, 2009 at 19:32:16
You should get an Aftermarket Cooler.


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#3
November 8, 2009 at 22:08:11
Try using an extremely thick oil like 90 weight gear oil or even STP. All you need is a drop.

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#4
November 9, 2009 at 04:35:24
Thanks for all the replies. I've been considering an aftermarket heat-sink / fan as a replacement, but how do you know if one of these will fit my video card? The heat-sink/fan assembly on my video card now is massive and seems to be nicely designed except for the the cheap fan they installed on it:-(
It is held to the card by four posts that pass threw holes in the card and is secured with a four-way spring steel bracket and 4 screws. I'm guessing that the aftermarket coolers mount differently.

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#5
November 9, 2009 at 04:40:03
In the interim, I may try the heavier oil trick, but I'm thinking this will just buy me some time before I have to buy a new fan assembly.

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#6
November 9, 2009 at 11:25:26
I've been looking into aftermarket heat-sinks/fans for my videocard and I've found some that should fit my card, but the ones Ive found have 3-wire power connectors and the power connector on my video card only has 2-pins. I have a Dell XPS 420 desktop computer and it does have fan connectors on the motherboard, but they are already in use by the CPU and Case fans. If I get an aftermarket fan assembly where do I pick up the power for it?

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