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Old 11-10-2010, 03:02 PM   #1
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Default Radeon HD 3850 Heatsink

So I acquired a 3850 video card recently and the fan on the heatsink is a non standard design (one of those huge two slot pieces o junk with the non-standard fan) and oh my, guess what - the fan is shot.

Has anyone ever replaced a fan on the 3850 and can recommend a good one to buy? Not looking for expensive, and I'm not looking to just buy a replacement card - the card works fine, it's just the fan is not capable of spinning anymore.

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Old 11-11-2010, 12:33 AM   #2
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You could rig a standard fan to it for temporary use. I've done it on a couple video cards before. Otherwise maybe something like this? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=263602_304642

Probably not worth it to put an expensive heatsink on it.

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Old 11-11-2010, 05:37 AM   #3
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Get a 120mm case fan and hold it on with two rubber bands.

Can you post a photo of it so I can get a better idea what you're dealing with?
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