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A co-worker asked me to repair his PC today...it's a Pentium 4 with an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro video card...he said it's been repeatedly crashing to a black screen. I turned it on and ran it, and the card worked fine at first, except the fan doesn't spin, so the card gradually heats up until it crashes. I already tried running it with a different molex connector, and the same thing happened. Is the video card done for, or is there a fix for this problem?

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What fairly inexpensive fan do you recommend for a Radeon 9800 Pro?
 

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Awesome - thanks (and rep+)
 

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Should run fine even with the 4 buck heatsink there. They weren't exactly the most heat-generating cards as far as I remember (unless I'm confusing it with the 9600 Pro)
 

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You can just replace the fan, and keep the heatsink as is, or you can replace the whole HSF.

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VIO Twinkling VGA Cooler - VGA Cooler for nVIDIA, ATI, SIS Chipsets
http://store.cwc-group.com/viovgacovgac.html
3.75

That will not cool a 9800Pro adequately.

The 9800Pro ran extremely hot with it's stock cooler, and the stock cooler has at least three times the surface area of that 4 buck heatsink.

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Should run fine even with the 4 buck heatsink there. They weren't exactly the most heat-generating cards as far as I remember (unless I'm confusing it with the 9600 Pro)

You must be.

The 9800Pro is a ~60 watt card. That's on par with modern, lower mid-range GPUs. It was the flagship card of it's day, and really should have had a 2-slot cooler. I used to have one.

The 9600 pro used ~20w.
 

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upgrade the part at this point in time (kinda old anyways). I think that you can also, depending on the warrenty, try and call ATI, heck who knows, they may just do it.
 
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