James Clarke & Notes

Replacement Graphics Card (VGA) fan

Information on replacing the fan on an ASUS V7700 Geforce 2 GTS

My computer has hard locked several over the week and even, on the odd occasion, refused to POST. I put this down to my graphics card (ASUS V7700 GF2 GTS) overheating, since the fan has been making some very unhealthy noises in the past few weeks.

While Googling about replacement fans, I discovered that ASUS aren’t rated very high when it comes to their fans and that getting them to replace a fan is not the best choice, since it is likely to break again. You can however buy third party replacement fans such as Thermaltake’s Crystal Orb. I managed to get one from Extreme Cooling. It was easy to fit and is only slightly noisier than the standard ASUS fan.