Thread: Nvidia 8800GT FAN ISSUES
October 1st, 2010, 03:04 PM #1
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Nvidia 8800GT FAN ISSUES
I recently spring cleaned my PC and have removed the stock HSF from my Nvidia 8800GT, which whilst running ridiculously hot whilst idle still worked perfectly fine. My issue now however is that unfortunately the fan on the HSF now reassembled and covered in a fresh coating of thermal paste does not spin up whatsoever. The card itself does still work as the machine will boot to bios and continue but naturally, with the card already idling at between 68-73 C I'm not taking any chances. Before the suggestions of a new after market cooler, I've ordered one and is due to arrive in roughly 3 days but in the meantime I need to get the card to work normally as a matter of serious importance. Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated and in sincerely needed. Thanks in advance, Chris
October 1st, 2010, 03:12 PM #2
LOL, and I thought I procrastinated, Spring clean, and its already beginning of Fall, LOL
May sound dumb, and simple, but did you make sure you plugged the fan back into the card, we've had a few people on here do things like that, just forgot to plug the fan connector back into the card.
When you handled the Heatsink/fan, did you press down on the fan in any way, while handling it? Reason I ask, is its possible the fan is off balance and stuck, and not moving because of that.
other than the fan possibly gunked up, thats the only real things I can think of why the fan isn't running.
The Video cards PCI Express Power connector, if that wasn't plugged in properly or tightly, that could be an issue, but if the card is booting up normally with out the fan, then its not an issue of that.i7 940//Corsair H60//EVGA X58 SLI LE//6GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz//2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI//NZXT Hale82 850W//CM 690 II Advanced//Win7 64//WD 74GB V-raptor, 750GB Black, 1.5TB Green
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October 3rd, 2010, 02:24 PM #3
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to be fair I missed out the fact that this was my spring clean from about 2006... less said the better!
Thanks for the advice, I had checked all of those things and the answer was horrendously obvious after a proper look... the thermal pad had somehow lodged a tiny fraction in the fan and thus completely failed to initialise! So that leads to only one solution.... never spring clean again!
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