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Noisy start - Geforce fan screams at startup IT Depot Carlton Victoria Melbourne Australia



 
 
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Old August 16th 03, 06:08 PM
Jerome Morrow
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Default Noisy start - Geforce fan screams at startup IT Depot Carlton Victoria Melbourne Australia

Hi,

Wondering whether some of you can help? I have an ASUS Geforce4Ti4800 card;
replacing a gf2mx on a perfectly working PIII800 system 500mbRAM, ASUS
motherboard, etc.

When I first turn on my computer in the morning (or after the computer has
been switched off for over 50 minutes) - the ASUS Geforce4Ti fan howls like
crazy for a few minutes. It sounds like a motorcycle engine being revved at
6000rpm without oil.

It quietens down after awhile - I checked and the fan is still working.

I returned it to the shop IT Depot, Carlton, Victoria and they sent it back
to ASUS Australia to get it fixed - they (claimed to have) replaced the fan.

I fixed it back to the computer - but the problem is still there. I
contacted ASUS when the problem first occured but they have NOT replied
back.

The fan doesn't scream or howl if the computer has only been turned off for
5 - 15 minutes or so though.

Is there a problem?

Thanks for your help!

Cheers,

JM








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Old August 16th 03, 06:48 PM
BEK
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I had this same problem with a Geforce3 TI500. The howling sound happened
every morning on bootup and gradually the duration of the sound got longer
and longer. This went on for a period of months and then began happening
intermittantly throughout the day. That's when I got in touch with Dell
support and they sent me out a new card (GeForce4 TI4600) as a replacement.
My computer was purchased in January 2002 and covered under extended
warranty.

BEK


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Old August 16th 03, 06:55 PM
BEK
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Same here.....card functioned perfectly.

"Jerome Morrow" wrote in message
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I should add that during operations the card seems to be working

perfectly.

The card was tested out on the computer shop's computer too - the problem
only manifested itself when I turned off his computer for over 30

minutes -
the shop assistant went to talk to another customer who wanted to buy
something.




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Old August 16th 03, 07:12 PM
Jerome Morrow
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Hello BEK,

Your card was working fine - right? So was it a fan problem? And did the
problem occur in the new card?

Thank you!

JM


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Old August 16th 03, 08:38 PM
BEK
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It was the fan and the new card is very quiet...no problems.

"Jerome Morrow" wrote in message
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Hello BEK,

Your card was working fine - right? So was it a fan problem? And did the
problem occur in the new card?

Thank you!

JM




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Old August 18th 03, 02:29 AM
Jerome Morrow
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Ah bugger. I called up the shop - IT Depot Melbourne Australia 508 Swanston
Street - but all they said they could do for me was to take the card back
and send it back to the supplier for repair (again).

That's just great - another month without the card. By the time I get the
card back, I'd probably need a FX card.


 




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