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Old 06-06-2006, 12:13 PM   #1
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Default No fan on graphics card?

Hi,

I just installed the following graphics card on my brothers computer -

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/104775/rb/19625463755

Its a ATI Radeon X550 PCI Express card and it seems to run okay (After initial installation problems!)

Anyway I'm a bit worried about the fact that it doesn't have a fan on it. Is this okay to run without a fan? I installed the ATI Control Panel, but there doesn't seem to be anywhere that I can find the temperature level. Also installed Everest, but again it doesn't give a graphics card readout. All other temperatures are the same as they were before the installation.

Will it be okay?? I just built this pc and its been running very smoothly. I don't want to knacker it now!

Thanks.
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Default Re: No fan on graphics card?

Its a lower end cards they don't have fans, don't worry you'll be fine.
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Old 06-06-2006, 01:29 PM   #3
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Default Re: No fan on graphics card?

if it's a retail package and it didn't come with a fan then it doesn't need a fan.
And since the computer is running fine the temps are not too hot.

And as nik already said, most of the lower end cards don't use fans.
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Old 06-06-2006, 01:34 PM   #4
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Default Re: No fan on graphics card?

Yeah, my Geforce 2mx400 I had before a capacitor fell off (dont ask) only had a heatsink.
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Old 06-06-2006, 02:30 PM   #5
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Default Re: No fan on graphics card?

Cheers guys, I feel better now.

I know it's a low end card, but for 30 it's a lot better than the onboard graphics he was using. Plus it freed up the 64mb the onboard graphics was taking up.

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Default Re: No fan on graphics card?

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Yeah, my Geforce 2mx400 I had before a capacitor fell off (dont ask) only had a heatsink.
Thats a fairly easy fix, all you need to do is buy a new one and solder it on. And that could only happen if it was too hot. I mean really hot as if you took a heatsouce to the soder holding it in place...

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Default Re: No fan on graphics card?

No idea. It was in an old PC, and I noticed that thecapactiors and that could bend really easily.

Anyway, I took it out and somehow, the capacitor simply fell off.

Its too late now anyway Its in the bin.
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Default Re: No fan on graphics card?

usually if u bought it retail and it didnt come w/ one it should be fine unless its gettng to hot in their
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Default Re: No fan on graphics card?

My graphics card only has a heatsink,do you get better performance w/ a fan?
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No, not if its not overheating...

Though, i guess you could put it another way. Are video cards with fans better? Yes, because there more powerful
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