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NVIDIA GeForce4 MX440 AGP8X - Fan ??



 
 
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Old January 23rd 05, 11:15 AM
Gary Dingle
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Default NVIDIA GeForce4 MX440 AGP8X - Fan ??

I bought a GeForce MX440 with AGP8X approx 6-8 months ago.
When I went to install it, I noticed there was a connection on the PC
board for a fan. As there was no fan, I questioned the dealer from who
I purchased and was told this model DID NOT have a fan & the
connection was there probably for a different model that uses the same
PC board.
I went ahead & installed it and have had no problems.

I have now updated the OS with XP SP2 & after booting I get the
following message in a blue box, bottom right of screen

"VGA Fan Abnormal, Check VGA Card's Fan".

Does this mean that this model SHOULD have a fan?
If not, how do I stop this warning message?

Thanks to anyone who can answer my questions.
Gary
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Old January 23rd 05, 11:28 AM
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On Sun, 23 Jan 2005 11:15:55 GMT, Gary Dingle
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Does this mean that this model SHOULD have a fan?
If not, how do I stop this warning message?


Nope. Ive bought lots of 400mxes and 420mxes etc and some came with
fans and others didnt. Dont know why you have a blue box popping up.
MBs do come with monitors for various fans so I guess you have some
software installed that warns you about the low rpm of the vga fan - 0
since you have no fan plugged in.

If you have lots of problems with freezes etc and you suspect
overheating you can buy cheap fans at various places like Compusa.
I used to buy their circular heatsink thats blue with a fan in the
middle. You can plop that on many video cards if theres room. I ended
up using it on a motherboard and it works great after the fan died on
it. One thing the thermal tape I used sucked and was the reason it
kept freezing even after I put the fan on. Thermal epoxy would
probably work better. I used the old trick of super glue in the
corners and thermal paste in the middle and it worked great. Id hate
to try to pry it off though when the fan dies.

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Old January 23rd 05, 04:37 PM
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"Gary Dingle" wrote in message
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I bought a GeForce MX440 with AGP8X approx 6-8 months ago.
When I went to install it, I noticed there was a connection on the PC
board for a fan. As there was no fan, I questioned the dealer from who
I purchased and was told this model DID NOT have a fan & the
connection was there probably for a different model that uses the same
PC board.
I went ahead & installed it and have had no problems.

I have now updated the OS with XP SP2 & after booting I get the
following message in a blue box, bottom right of screen

"VGA Fan Abnormal, Check VGA Card's Fan".

Does this mean that this model SHOULD have a fan?
If not, how do I stop this warning message?

Thanks to anyone who can answer my questions.
Gary


there should be a setting for that in your bios...
look for a hardware monitor screen (or something similar)
then disable vga fan monitoring


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Old January 24th 05, 06:05 AM
Gary Dingle
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On Sun, 23 Jan 2005 10:37:58 -0600, "philo" wrote:


"Gary Dingle" wrote in message
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I bought a GeForce MX440 with AGP8X approx 6-8 months ago.
When I went to install it, I noticed there was a connection on the PC
board for a fan. As there was no fan, I questioned the dealer from who
I purchased and was told this model DID NOT have a fan & the
connection was there probably for a different model that uses the same
PC board.
I went ahead & installed it and have had no problems.

I have now updated the OS with XP SP2 & after booting I get the
following message in a blue box, bottom right of screen

"VGA Fan Abnormal, Check VGA Card's Fan".

Does this mean that this model SHOULD have a fan?
If not, how do I stop this warning message?

Thanks to anyone who can answer my questions.
Gary


there should be a setting for that in your bios...
look for a hardware monitor screen (or something similar)
then disable vga fan monitoring


My motherboard is a Gigabyte P4 Titan (SiS 645 chipset)
there is a section in the bios settings called "PC Helath Status" & in
that is the option to enable/disable :
CPU Fan Fail Warning and
System Fan Fail Warning
(which are both disabled)
but nowhere can I see reference to VGA or AGP Fan monitoring.
I have now emailed the manufacturer, so hopefully a reply from them
will fix.

 




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