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 Post subject: Need Help with Geforce 4400Ti Heatsink/Fan removal
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:34 am 
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My stock fan attached to my heatsink has come loose and no longer spins. I have tried to get the fan cover off, but the phillip's head screws are smaller than even eyeglass screws, so I can't get them off. The heatsink/fan is clip on through the board, so what is the best way to remove it?

I have recently purchased a new heatsink/fan combo, the Iceberq 4 Pro VGA Cooling Kit. It states its made for the GeForce 4 family, so compatibility shouldn't be a problem. I found a website (http://www.thetechlounge.com/review.php?REVIEWDIR=iceberq4)that has a review of the Iceberq, and a crude walkthrough of replacing the heatsink/fan, but it doesn't go into detail on how to remove the plastic clips/bolts off of the 4200 (very close in design to the 4400) that hold down the heatsink/fan.

If any of you guys know a website with a walkthrough of removing a heatsink/fan from a vid card (specifically the Geforce 4 family), I will worship you has one of the great deities of the Video Card Domain. :P

P.S. If anyone would also know where to find extremely small toolset of screw drivers and more, that would be apprieciated.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:36 am 
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Has kinda a follow up, after I install my new heatsink/fan on my card, would it be wise to also install an exhaust PCI fan next to my card to increase air flow, or would this steal air away from the video card's fan that would need to keep it cool?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 2:39 pm 
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/bump :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 3:01 pm 
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Lot's of places to get small tools. I don't think they're THAT small, but you can get an eyeglass repair kit that has them at about any store/supermarket I belive.

Snap-on, MAC, Ace hardware....SEARS! Sears has a little screwdriver set for about $9.

Don't feel like looking around right now, but can walk ya through replacing a cooler on a Ti4200/4400.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 3:33 pm 
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my suggestion is to check at sears, you can find any tool there


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 3:44 pm 
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Thanx guys, Sears is a 30 minute drive for me, but I will make it happen, since I can't even play the original Jedi Knight without crashing to my desktop due to over heating. :P


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 5:08 pm 
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Yup...NP! I'm due to clean out my last running PC (the one with the 4200) soon anyway. So, I may as well take a couple pictures while I'm at it.

You can shop sears online too!
The 0x1.5" driver may be a bit small (too pointed maybe). But general kits like this or [url=http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?BV_SessionID=@@@@1178423818.1093482527@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccjhadcmggkkfdfcehgcemgdffmdflf.0&vertical=TOOL&pid=00930432000&subcat=Screwdrivers[/url]this[/url] should do the trick. I like the second one, as the little metal ones seem to be a bit of a trick to use down the road (the palm deal tends to freeze up in my usages).


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