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05 Oct 2010  
HQuest

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | OSX Lion 10.7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phrosen View Post
As you can see in the clip; the guy puts his computer on the side.
EDIT: I just tried to do like the guy in the clip does, and it worked. However, my casing is not built to "lie down", so that's not really a solution.

My plan B is to replace the GPU cooler, but I would rather not do that. I've never done it before and don't feel confident enough in doing it. It's also quite expensive, I believe, and I wouldn't know what cooler to get.
Noise on any fan usually means your fan is either loose or is dieing any time soon. Maybe if you try to remove the fan from the heat sink and apply some proper lube (you may need to remove some seal to access its internals), you can extend its lifespan in a short while.

However, your plan B is the best approach for a proper fix. Coolers from Arctic Cooling, Thermaltake or Zahlman are (IMHO) the best choices. Look for one who fits your card model and your pocket and get it replaced.

Last though: A VGA cooler is usually cheaper than a new video card
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