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    I recently bought a Sapphire Radeon X1650 Pro to replace my old Geforce 4 Ti4600. The card does not show my boot screen properly but worst of all the fan on it stops working after XP boots hence it overheats and crashes XP after a few mins of gameplay. I have a 500 watt PSU with 22a across 12v rail so I don't think it's a power problem. Can anybody help me out here. Or should i just buy a new card.

    My Rig

    512Mb Of Ram
    512Mb Radeon X1650 Pro
    2.93 Ghz Celeron
    500 Gb Sata HD
    XP Pro SP3

    My email : cbjohnny@hotmail.com
     
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    replace the fan :confused:
     
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    RMA it or get an after market cooler. I certainly woulnd't play games on a card with a broken fan unless I wanted a fried card.
     
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    I'm just 15. I can't send it back because I got it from england on ebay from a family member and live in Saint Lucia in the caribbean. The fan stayed on once and the games played fine but the other times it stopped. Thanks. I see what i can i do aout a new fan but wouldn't have the same problem.
     
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    I suggest an aftermarket cooler if you can afford the $20-30USD to get one for it!
     
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    Thanks. I'll have to find somebody to order it for me.
     
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    Almost didnt notice...welcome to TPU

    Did you have an idea of the fan/heatsink you would like to buy?

    something like this maybe, its a proven performer.....
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118117

    Also please go to the userCP at the top and try to fill out your user specs, and tick the show all box when done. this will help us help you if you might have any issues down the road!
     
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    In a bind you can use another type of fan but I would monitor the temps. The fan on my old x700 used to drive me nuts because it was so loud. I used a pentium processor fan on it by gluing it to the heatsink. It worked fine for years with decent temps.
     
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    The fan works in terms of cooling the radeon X1650 pro but it just stops for no reason after xp boots. The card and the fan run fine a while ago when I was playing carbon but it stop during gameplayand restarted the pc. It seems strange that the fan works sometimes and other times it just stops. I don't know wat the problem is
     
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    Welcome to TPU.

    I remember like 6 years ago my MX440 fan quit working for me. I dismantled the fan, took it with me to a retailer and told him that I wanted an identical fan, which he sold to me.

    If you don't intent on overclocking your video card and hence necessitating an after-market cooler I'd suggest you do the same.
     
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    I spent all the money I had on the X1650 so right now I'm broke but If I buy a new cooler I check back. Thanks
     
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    If it is stops working when Windows loads that means it is just a driver issue.(The drivers are controlling the fan speed and stopping the fan when the drivers load in Windows). If it is spinning when you boot the machine then the fan is not dead and there is no reason to buy an aftermarket heatsink/fan.

    The easiest, and free, solution would be to download ATITool and set the fan speed manually. This should override the drivers and keep the fan running.
     
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    Welcome to TPU!
    What you should do is go to the downloads section of this site and download rivatuner or ATiTool, then see how fast your fan is going. With those two programs you can directly control the speed of the fan.
    Also if it's spinning before you boot into XP it's probably a driver issue. Go download the newest catalyst or ATi display drivers and try those.
     
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    HA! You posted that while I was typing it.
     
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    :) Great minds think alike.:toast: Post time was only a minute a part. We were both typing, I just typed faster. :D
     
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    Damn my shoddy fingers! Time for an upgrade.
     

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