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Broken Fan Blade for Radeon 4850

I have a GIGABYTE GV-R485OC-1GH Radeon HD 4850 1GB bought on 8/10 from Newegg. 1 fan blade is broken & broken piece is now lost. Gonna see if I can replace with mfr. warranty. Would like any ideas of how to fix in-case I am unable to have mfr replace card.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Hi,

Suggest you look at replacing with something like this:

http://www.akasa.com.tw/update.php?tpl=product/product.detail.tpl&no=181&type=Cooling%20solutions&type_sub=VGA%20Cooler&model=AK-VC03-BLUV

Thease about £14.00 in the UK so around US $23.00?

Suitable for the ATI HD4000 series (though check compatibility with your card in case it doesn't use a standard PCB design) and comes with thermal grease and thermal pads for your 8 memory chips.

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Thanks Callandor. I thought my 8800GT was installed, but to make sure, I took out the card before I started writing the post & forgot to change the title. Sorry about the confusion.

 Yes it is pretty noisy, and I thought about that, but there isn't a fan directly opposite of the broken one. So I thought about cutting out 2 more...but it still doesn't seem like I'd be able to make the cuts evenly. Here's a pic:
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Thanks RobMobility for the links man.....yeah, that's exactly the card i have. I'll check Zalman.

Dbrunton - Like RobMobility suggested, it seems that the particular heatsink solution you suggest may not be a straightforward install for my card. If anyone can find one that would work well w/o hassle, that'd be cool.
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Callandor

You don't want to cut two, because that will unbalance the weight distribution, like a load of laundry that is uneven.  Stick to one; it doesn't have to be exactly opposite, just close to it.

The Zalman VF950 is a nice fan and works with the 4850: http://www.quietpcusa.com/Zalman-VF950-LED-GPU-VGA-Cooler-P592C23.aspx
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Yeah, that's the one I just linked above. I'mma try breaking another fanblade to reduce ta noise, and I think i'll go ahead and order that fan. Thanks :-)
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I've broken a fanblade on the other side, and it is now much quieter. Thanks :-) I've ordered the vf9650 with some Arctic Silver Ceramique, and I probably won't be playing any graphic intensive games until it arrives. Thanks ;-)
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So I've installed the new heatsink and all is well. fan is quiet, and Temps are idling at 28 C.....very nice. I haven't tried it under load, but I don't expect any problems really.

An installation tutorial suggested that I wait 24hrs before using the card to let the Artic Silver bond. Was it really a wrong move for me to be a little impatient?
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No, I routinely use equipment right away after applying it - I don't know what there is to bond, because I remove it easily afterwards.
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In my first reply, I had RobMobility and Dbrunton switched around. I apologize for that.
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Thanks Callandor, all is fine except the title. Can it be changed to "Broken Fan Blade for Radeon 4850" to make it a little more accurate?