Recently my Radeon 8500 has been sounding like the blender I bought at a yard sale. The whining and noise from the fan is getting a lil much. My question is how important is the heatsink fan, and can the card run fine with it unplugged. I am not o/c'ing my puter and I rarely game. Other than the noise the card has been fine. Any advice would be appreciated.
July 30th, 2002, 12:36 AM
Well, if you leave your computer on for a long time, the card might get hot and crash your computer. I suggest you go buy another quieter fan.
July 30th, 2002, 06:53 AM
Just unscrew the fan and put a couple of drops of general purpose lubricant in the bearing. Should sort it out.
I wouldn't run it without a fan unless you undervolt/underclock it.