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Old 11-01-14, 09:00 PM
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Yes you can!

Video card fan started grinding and growling. Even peeling off labels and trying to let lube soak in didn't work. Looked in my bin of parts and found a slightly smaller fan with a larger support frame. Cut the legs off the frame, clipped the leads and soldered to the connector of the old fan. Checked operation and rotation and then hot glued into the vented heat sink on the card. Yeah baby! I saved like $10 on replacing this old POS video card....lol.

Ya do what ya gotta.
 
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Old 11-01-14, 09:41 PM
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Excellent! Well done.

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Old 11-01-14, 09:48 PM
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Smokin....................................
 
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Old 11-01-14, 09:55 PM
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Smokin...........
Well, not yet...but maybe later? Or not?
 
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Old 11-02-14, 12:35 PM
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They must use the cheapest little fans out there on video cards. I recently had to peal the sticker and lube the one in my machine now and I have one in my drawer with a dead fan as well.
 
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