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PCI Gf2 MX400

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by danswan, 24 Mar 2006.

  1. danswan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Feb 2004

    Posts: 1,222

    Location: Toon

    Have one of these, XFX 64Mb Version, to put in a Media Centre. If I'm not going to use 3D at all do you think it would be safe to disconnect the fan? The case has very little airflow.

  2. The Running Man


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 35,135

    Location: block 16, cell 12

    i wouldnt advise it. why would u want to disconnect thr fan?
  3. Phil99


    Joined: 29 Oct 2004

    Posts: 10,900

    We had an MSI GeForce 2 MX400 64MB AGP a while back and it didn't even have a heatsink, let alone a fan :confused:
  4. Azza


    Joined: 6 Dec 2005

    Posts: 35,755

    Location: Birmingham

    my plastic read me box of a pc has a MX400, it think its by bfg, but im not sure cause there isnt any stickers onit with the manu name onit. mine has a passive heat sink which is hurrendously small (i think it might be plastic aswell), i wouldnt be suprised if i found out that i did nothing and it was just there for show.

    If urs has a fan onit i suggest keep the fan on, unless u where planning to buy a card for ** Media Centre take it off and see what happens.
  5. d3adm0nk3y


    Joined: 5 Feb 2006

    Posts: 98

    Location: SE London

    Better edit out that sweary mate. :rolleyes:
  6. danswan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Feb 2004

    Posts: 1,222

    Location: Toon

    Sorry, a little unclear -fan is knackered. Gonna try it anyway, just wondering what you thought. Im guessing it will be OK until the summer...
  7. sunlitsix


    Joined: 27 Oct 2004

    Posts: 11,028

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    i wouldn't of thaught it would get that hot anyway really :)
  8. iamgud


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,780

    Location: UK

    Maybe put some passive cooling on it, Just get an old small heatsync and some thermal compund that dries hard and jobs a goodun.

    I remember my old MX440 only had a rubbish fan, I bet it would be fine with a small heatsync on, a heatsync is a LOT better than just nothing.
    Last edited: 24 Mar 2006