You will need
- - Phillips screwdriver;
Download and install Speed Fan. Run this app and see readings of the temperature sensors. Try to increase the speed of rotation of the fan blades. If this doesn't help enough to reduce the temperature of the video card, then proceed to the replacement of the cooler.
Select the appropriate fan. Ideally it is better to use the device from the same model of video card. If this is not possible, then try to find a similar cooler. Disassemble the system unit and remove the card after turning off the computer. Be sure to disconnect the system unit from the AC mains.
Visually examine the method of attachment of the cooler to the graphics card. Think, is it possible to use a fan with a different type of attachment. Sometimes you can just stick the cooler to the radiator for cooling. Find out the type of connector for power connection. In advance, locate the ports on the motherboard with a different number of channels. The fan can be connected to a video card, and motherboard.
Get any cooler. Connect it to the graphics card or stick to the grille. Make sure that the new cooler will not block the important slots of the motherboard. If you chose the second method mounts, then wait until the glue is completely dry. Install the VGA card in the system unit. Connect the power to the fan or the motherboard.
Turn on the computer and make sure that the blades rotate stably. Run SpeedFan after booting the operating system. Configure the settings of the new fan. Achieve ideal balance between efficiency and energy consumption. If you can't do it yourself, then check the option "Autoscroll fans". Minimize the program, but do not close it.
Advice 2: How to disassemble the cooler
On modern GPUs are powerful processors that generate heat. For cooling the card uses radiators with additional coolers cooling. Over time, these fans are clogged, covered with dust and completely out of order. Accordingly, the level of cooling of the video card also falls. There is a risk of overheating of the processor and graphics card failure. In such cases, you should clean or replace the video card fan.
You will need
- Computer, video card cooler, clock screwdriver
Unplug the system unit from the mains. Unscrew the fastening screws and remove the system cover. Unplug the video cord of the monitor. Remove the screw that secures the graphics card on the system unit. If the graphics card is a separate power wire, disconnect it. Then remove it from the slot and pull it from the system unit.
Carefully examine how attached the fan to the graphics card. Usually it is attached with four screws at the corners of its frame. Unscrew these screws using the screwdriver clockwise. If a screwdriver is not available, you can use other improvised means (e.g. a knife). Now that the cooler is disconnected from the graphics card, you need to remove the AC power to him. Simply pull the cord to itself, and remove it from the connection interface.
Now you can clean and lubricate the cooler. To clean the fan blades are well suited wet-NAP. In order to lubricate the fan, you need to remove the sticker from the front part. It is on the side of the fan that faces towards the radiator. To confuse you should not because other stickers there. Remove the sticker from the fan. To do this, hook the edge with a razor blade and just peel off. You will then get access to the fan bearing. The bearing drip a drop of machine oil, then stick the sticker back.
To mount the fan, first remount the cooler and plug it into a power socket. Then put the VGA card back into the slot and fix it with the screw. If necessary, connect the power to the graphics card.
Without closing the system cover, turn on the computer. Check the video card cooler. If you any complaints on the fan no turn off the computer and close the cover of the system unit. Connect to a video card the power cord from the monitor.