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I've worked with a few 8600gt and it does hit that high. Even worse with 8500gt. You all have yo remember that benchmark temperatures don't always translate to real world use. HD 6670? Future proof? That's a joke, right?
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I've just checked and found out that the fan on the GPU is stuck and not moving at all, this was the reason it was hitting those temperatures.

This is the exact model I have, with the same sticker. Can I replace the fan with anything or does it have to be of a certain speed?

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Originally Posted by sepiashimmer View Post

I've just checked and found out that the fan on the GPU is stuck and not moving at all, this was the reason it was hitting those temperatures.

This is the exact model I have, with the same sticker. Can I replace the fan with anything or does it have to be of a certain speed?



you could MacGyver any case fan on there. It will work.
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I've just checked and found out that the fan on the GPU is stuck and not moving at all, this was the reason it was hitting those temperatures.

This is the exact model I have, with the same sticker. Can I replace the fan with anything or does it have to be of a certain speed?


Happened to my GT430 too, grab a crappy after market heatsink+fan like this one, remove the fan and put it on your 8600GT's heatsink. You won't even know the difference.
They're a couple of bucks on ebay. Especially when you've got an old card like the 8600gt, you probably wouldn't wanna drop a lot of money into a proper after market cooler anyway.

edit: the fan on this one, and similar coolers in the price range would perform about the same as the fan you have now and will fit into the fan connector.

   
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I've worked with a few 8600gt and it does hit that high. Even worse with 8500gt. You all have yo remember that benchmark temperatures don't always translate to real world use. HD 6670? Future proof? That's a joke, right?

Sigh, more and more people in ocn neglect the OP's situation before answering.
Did you even read his posts?

Considering he has an 8600GT, its easy to guess his cpu will probably be a core2duo or athlon x2, maybe even older.

He was also thinking of buying a used 9800GTX which means he's on a tight budget.
An HD6670 is cheap and obviously more future proof with dx11. At least it can run crysis 3, while the 9800GTX cannot.
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An HD6670 is cheap and obviously more future proof with dx11. At least it can run crysis 3, while the 9800GTX cannot.

I'm not arguing its performance against the 9800gt but the fact you'd call it, with its low spec "futureproof". Better choice, yes. Futureproof, no.
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i just mount a bigger heat sink that i have harvested off of truly dead hardware.
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