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video card fan not spinning, how to replace

by:Mingfa Tech     2020-02-15
How to replace the faulty graphics card fan on HeatsinkSo, I am playing one of my favorite games all the time and then suddenly the computer freezes in place.
At first, I thought it was a glitch or something.
So, there\'s no other option for me to ride a bike (turn off)
Computer, give that control, alt, & delete nothing.
After the computer was turned back on, I restored the game and it recovered again.
Now, I\'m starting to think something\'s wrong.
After the computer was restarted, I quickly checked my Nvidia hardware monitor and found out that my graphics card was cooking under 100c (
It\'s too hot. )
I opened my case and saw that the fan on the card did not rotate.
This is a problem, isn\'t it?
The good news is that replacement is not that expensive, but it does take a bit of time and willpower. In this hub (
Long hub with lots of pictures ,)
I will show you everything I do and get myself back into the game. Enjoy!
If you don\'t already have these items, make a shopping list.
Project Time: 30 minutes to 1 hour project skills: intermediate to advanced precision cross screwdriver (s)
Flat screwdriver (
May or may not be required)
Spiky PliersRubbing alcohol (70% or greater)
Towels (Cotton)
Soft, not ground)
Thermal compounds (
Recommended: Northern silver 5)
1/16 \"drill bit (
Metal needs position)Block of Wood (
2x4 scrap is fine)
The last but not least is to compress the air, some patience and willpower.
The list above, not all will be displayed in the picture below.
I didn\'t really think of tools when I continued to take photos.
Keep in mind that when you are working on this or any electronic device, you should keep your own static freedom.
A static strap is always a good thing around and even on the mat.
You should also allow the graphics card time to cool to room temperature before working, unless of course you don\'t value your skin.
Step by step XFX EN6600GT PCI-
The graphics card above is lying flat on the table.
Keep in mind that electronics are not made to withstand a lot of pressure.
So when you are removing the screws, connectors, etc.
Don\'t go too far, or you might crack a circuit board or circuit.
Keep oily fingers and/or skin from the tip of gold (connection)
Also at the bottom of the card.
First of all, you need to know how to remove the radiator from the main part of the motherboard and separate it from the processor.
This can be achieved by releasing the pressure clip on the back of the card.
In the picture below on this card, you will see the clip (or pins)
In the upper right corner and lower left corner of the board, the pattern is square.
They can be released by using needle-nose pliers and gently squeezing together, and they should break from the hole.
The radiator may fall off easily when the clip is removed, but if it is not due to thermal composite hardening, then you need to gently place a flat head screwdriver under the radiator, then screw/pry it off.
Do this gently and evenly around the GPU area.
You don\'t want to hack or damage the GPU.
Once it is removed.
The processor will be exposed showing the original thermal compound as shown in the following figure.
Note: Any images are not shown, don\'t forget to unplug the radiator fan power cord before removing the radiator.
The time you see to clean the garbage is the old hot compound and it has to leave.
We\'ll replace it later, but it\'s a good practice to clean up the old one now rather than keep it.
In the following figure, it will show the front and back shots of the GPU being cleaned up.
This is the most sensitive part of the whole process, except for the previous fragment.
Make sure you have fully discharged static electricity before proceeding.
You need to wipe alcohol and Cotton now.
This is a gentle cleaner that does not damage the circuit or GPU.
Apply some rubbing alcohol on the cotton swab, then rub gently with a circular motion until the hot compound begins to give in.
Do this before the GPU service is completely clean and gets rid of the old stuff.
After the cleanup is complete, you should be able to see the write on the GPU.
Be sure to clean up around the GPU and absorb any excess rubbing alcohol.
At this point, the radiator should be separated from the GPU (video card. )
Solid metal radiator (
This is copper.
So you don\'t have to treat it like you do with GPU.
You can still use non in the same way
Cotton balls or paper towels.
Make sure it glows on you and that\'s what you know it\'s clean.
Make sure you don\'t use anything that will cause scratches on the radiator.
The picture below shows before and after shooting.
We have already cleaned half of it now.
We can move the card (far away)
Install the new fan from us.
The fan may be fixed inside by several screws. Â Mine had (3. )
Be careful not to release these screws, they are small and easily misaligned.
Precision screw drive is the best tool to work here.
Continue and remove the screws.
Note: Do not remove the screws.
You may need them for new fans.
The fan I ordered did not bring any screws so I had to reuse the stock screws.
The old original fan removeedi did not show a photo of the Lost fan here, sorry, but after removing the old fan you will want to put the photo of the old fan here and you will want
It\'s okay with the eye ball. )
At this point you will want to mark your drill with something like a pencil or scratch with a precision screwdriver.
Note: When you buy a new fan, it may not queue up in the current hole.
In my example, I put the fan in the center and scratched some marks inside the radiator and I need to use the new fan as a template to drill holes.
Note: Be sure to measure the size of the fan, the fan I need for my project is 40mm.
Yes, everything is a metric, so you have to get a scale or convert it from the US to a metric.
A little bit of time to drill :)
The screw for the original fan was a little bigger than \"1/16\" so I used a 1/16 drill bit to drill.
This allows the screw to be screwed in under pressure and creates its own thread to tighten in place.
Be sure to evaluate the environment around you before proceeding.
The piece of wood needs to be drilled to the back.
This prevents drilling and drilling
It can prevent damage to the table you are dealing. After Drilling. . . .
You will now see all the pieces of metal left behind by the drill.
They are sharp, tiny and dangerous for you and the graphics card.
It\'s better to use a vacuum to clean up these things.
Don\'t wipe metal shrapnel with your fingers unless you like to enter your skin.
Compressed air and wet towels also help clean up.
Drive screws. You can drive the screw into the new hole of the radiator with the new fan.
Apply hot compounds on GPU and HeatsinkGet to give yourself some of the northern silver 5 hot compounds.
This is the best thing (IMHO. )
When it is applied, it is applied smoothly to about (1)
Both the GPU and the radiator have thick dense ears.
This will allow good heat transfer from GPU to radiator. Â (1)
The thickness of the Mil is about (2)
When compound is applied, evenly distribute using business cards or something like that.
Do not use hard or scratch-able things.
For visual effects, see images above and below. Almost Done!
You will now re-apply the thermal compound when applied
Put the radiator back in the bracket and the bracket should be fixed in place with the clip.
Plug the power cord of the new fan back into the power source. Now, your done.
Hope you succeed and get back to the game like I did.
My card now runs 55c on average in the game and 40c off-game.
There is a long way to go from the original 100c.
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