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Video card repair: replace GPU fan

Video card repair: replace GPU fan
Authors: Anton Muchychka
Video card repair: replace GPU fan
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What to do, when a cooling system of the video card broke down, but characteristics satisfy us?

 – replace a fan.

Let's see the replacement of the standard (not working) Cooling ATI Radeon HD2600 Pro

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on Titan TTC-CUV2AB/RHS(DIY) (8-12$).

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STEP 1: dismantling of the old cooling system

Unscrew the screws which keep the radiator on the board (PCB)

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Remove the radiator

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Clean up the video chip (GPU) from the old thermal grease (using the cotton sticks and spirit)

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STEP 2: installation of a new cooling system

Choose the radiator bracket (Titan includes 4 pieces)

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After this, apply the thermal grease on the graphics chip (included). Apply it uniformly throughout the crystal surface.

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Fasten the bracket with plastic snaps.

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Installing the fan

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And fasten it by screws.

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Video card is ready for work.

Conclusion:

As it is shown in the example, the replacing of the cooling system is quite simple. It can be really done at home.

Important! Do not repair and modify a device which has a warranty. 



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