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GeForce 6600GT (AGP) Fan

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Hi,

Recently my graphics card fan got broken, and it gets overheated. Well it actually works, but the speed is slower. I got near 100ºC with a game a couple days ago, so I just stopped using 3D applications.

Now I want to buy one, but I'm confused, because I'm not sure about its compatibility.

I've asked in some boards, and read some reviews from various hardware sites and various models, but I still don't get what I want to read: It's compatible with the 6600GT that have the chip diagonally.

That's my problem. My chip is in diagonal, and so is the fan. It's not set in horizontal, or paralel to the other devices. Today I'll get a closer look at it, but I see (after reading the rewiews) that all the pieces I have to mount do not fit in my card.

I've looked at models like Zalman VF700, or Thermaltake noFan... I just want to know if I can find any fan in the market that fits in my card.

I'm not looking for answers like "yeah I bought Zalman VF700 and worked fine!!"... Yes ok, but... whas your chip set diagonally?.

I just want to know what models could be OK for me, or know if those models I mentioned WORK (not could work) in my card.
Model: GeForce 6600 GT AGP, with chip in diagonal.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Regards.
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Commented:
Thermaltake have a few universal solutions for VGA cooling, I have'nt used VGA fans from them, but I have some other stuff and I am very satisfied.

http://www.thermaltake.com/product/Cooler/VGAnCHIPnMEM/vga_cooler/vga_cooler.asp

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"GeForce 6600 GT" only defines the chipset on the video card.

The manufacture of the ENTIRE video card (Asus, MSI, nVidia, others) is needed information here as they each design the fan for their own card.

In otherwords:
An Asus GeForce 6600 GT fan may not be interchangable with an MSI GeForce 6600 GT fan.



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Commented:
Thanks for pointing that out.

If I'm not wrong, it's an XFX. It should be this one:

http://www.teamhardware.com/reviews/00017/index.php

But in my case I don't have that nVidia logo in the fan. It's just an aluminium base with a black fan. There is a RAM cooler too (not fan), also set in diagonal if I'm not wrong (I'm not at home, cannot check for verifying now).

Hope that helps.

Thanks again.
If you download SiSoft Sandra (http://download.guru3d.com/sandra/), it should give the manufacturer of your GPU. If you can provide that info, I can go from there for you.

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Hi orubassman777.

I found no specific information about manufacturer.. it only says nVidia GeForce 6600GT...

I can tell that it's a WinFast 6600GT TDH 128 DDR3. I don't know if that's enough... the chip is set in diagonal.

Hope that helps, else please specify what information do you need.

Thanks again for any help.
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Hi again,

Well, it started doing high noise. Sometimes it did noise, sometimes not. Later was something similar to what you say. It was like trying to go faster I guess (more noisy) and then it calmed down. I though that it was moving normal, because all was OK and the fan was again silent. But when I noticed the card was in 100ºC and I touched the fan, I noticed that it was moving, but slowly. Not VERY slow, but normaly if you put a pencil in the fan you hear that CRAK, in this case was just a CRCRCRCRCRCRCRCR...

I'm spotting the Zalman VF700... maybe I write the online shop I plan to buy in, but you know... I always like to get a second opinion or experience about it, like "no it does not work", or "yeah you can be sure it works".

I heard somewhere that I have to remove HSI or something like that (I think it's related to another cooler), because it's also in diagonal... in that case I would also want to know what should I put there, or how to act, etc...

I'm even thinking on buying a new card... but.. I hope I have enough patience.
2 weeks without playing any 3D game, and counting :/

Thanks again.
Yes, that fan has definitely died. Fans ususally do that on their last leg. But, there's a way to save them and make them work like new, if you can get the fan off. On the back of most fans, there is a reservoir that you can put some 3-in-1 oil in (you can find this oil in WalMart; made by WD-40). If you can get to that reservoir, you can put a drop of oil in there, and it usually works like new. I would try that, if it's at all possible. I've only tried that with fans you would find on hard drive coolers (from 60mm-80mm). I'll see what I can find on replacing that one...

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Well, a couple weeks ago I tried to remove the fan and use that 3-in-1, but unfortunatelly this was the first time I opened this and saw a VGA fan so when I saw all that copper things and circuits inside the fan, I resigned, and put it back again. I justs did not want to break it.

Some hours ago I ordered a Zalma VF700-Cu, as I read in some places (including Zalman site) that it should work on my board. Still not sure about 100% compatibility, but I hope it works (50$ in fan + chipset cooler + transport price).

Maybe I've got it on monday or tuesday... I'll post news when I got it working, I hope.

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Commented:
I finally bought and installed the Zalman VF700. The CPU is now around 37º, and 43º while playing 3D. It seems to work fine, and had no problems installing it.

Although there was no direct answer to my specific original question, I will mark orubassman777 as Accepted Answer, unless a moderator has anything to say about it.

Thanks all for the help.

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