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Which fan is on the Asus 4850 please?

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c627627

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Need to replace it but instead of paying to ship the whole card back to Asus [they will not replace fan only, gotta ship the entire card back], maybe it's cheaper to just buy a replacement fan?


Link to card: http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=mi30sCqU6lGnEOdk&templete=2



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c627627

c627627

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Well, the thing is, 4850 runs so damn hot that replacing the heatsink is pointless, it seems excessive to spend money on heatsink for it to only run stock plus only a little bit more. On the other hand, it may be cheapor + no downtime to buy just a fan instead of paying to ship the entire card back.



I can't figure out which fan or who sells them though? It's kind of circular as you can see on the pic.
 

Sydney

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That fan looks pretty much integrated with the heatsink, I suspect you might have to buy an identical heatsink to get a new fan anyhow.

If it runs so damn hot, then getting a HR-03 is a great idea. Will give you more overclocking headroom as well.
 
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c627627

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Oh well if it's integrated then there's that then. I was not aware there's overclocking headroom on the 4850 to speak of, to make a significant difference?
 

Sydney

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Well, I've never worked with an ATi card, but almost all the nvidia cards I've had could squeeze out another 100MHz on the core on stock voltage.
 

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Last Christmas my brother bought a Asus EAH 4870 from Newegg. It appeared to be a good card at the time. After the order was placed I started reading some of the reviews. The fans were failing on nearly all of them. I went to the US Asus site and the card was being complained about in their forums too. Bad fans. I called my brother and told him to expect the fan to fail. It did in early June. He finally brought the card down to me and I put one of these on the card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118037

Works fine now.
 

Sydney

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Last Christmas my brother bought a Asus EAH 4870 from Newegg. It appeared to be a good card at the time. After the order was placed I started reading some of the reviews. The fans were failing on nearly all of them. I went to the US Asus site and the card was being complained about in their forums too. Bad fans. I called my brother and told him to expect the fan to fail. It did in early June. He finally brought the card down to me and I put one of these on the card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118037

Works fine now.
I've got that cooler on my 8800GT, does the job well, although a HR-03 is a much more powerful cooler (albeit more expensive)
 
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c627627

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Wow, thanks for info. It seems that fan failure is a major video card problem historically.