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brettxw

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I have an old ATI Radeonn (spelling) 9000. Has a fan on the card..Its currently dying, its annoying. Can I just unplug the fan? Will that really cause it to overheat and not work? Can I buy a little fan?
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Yes, it will probably cause it to overheat. You can get replacement video card fans, they are actually pretty cheap. The main thing is the connector and mounting and fan speed have to be compatable with the one you have. I think Google could be your friend on this one.
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Where I live it was difficult to find video card fans. Several times I disconnected it and no harm was done. I did this on computers in which no extra hard work was required from the video card and which had a heat sink (ribbed aluminum plate) below the fan.

However, if you can get a replacement fan go for that.
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I have an old ATI Radeonn (spelling) 9000. Has a fan on the card..Its currently dying, its annoying. Can I just unplug the fan? Will that really cause it to overheat and not work? Can I buy a little fan?


It all depends. If you unplug the fan, the card may overheat if you play games. If you haven't been using the card for extensive use, I would say unplugging the fan isn't such a bad idea after all.
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