Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Sep 17, 2011, 08:50 AM   #1
Marcush1286
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
7800GT on Quad noisy.. what to do?

Hello,

I have a Quad G5 with the 7800GT graphics card. The machine itself is super super quiet thanks to having the single pump LCS. But for some reason the fan on the 7800GT is making quite a bit of noise. Is there a way I can lubricate the fan bearing on it, or should I just get a new card?

I was thinking of getting the 7800GTX which is a much faster card and has beefier memory on it of 512MB.

Someone please advise, as I am thinking of putting back in my G5 the 6600 as the noise from the fan in this card is driving me crazy!
Marcush1286 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 17, 2011, 10:14 AM   #2
CubeHacker
macrumors 65816
 
CubeHacker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Check around online, as you may be able to find a nice replacement cooling solution for the card. Perhaps something from Arctic Cooling, as they make very nice and quiet GPU coolers.
CubeHacker is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 17, 2011, 10:44 AM   #3
Marcush1286
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Ok, but can't I just lubricate the bearing to quiet this thing down?


Quote:
Originally Posted by CubeHacker View Post
Check around online, as you may be able to find a nice replacement cooling solution for the card. Perhaps something from Arctic Cooling, as they make very nice and quiet GPU coolers.
Marcush1286 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 17, 2011, 11:31 AM   #4
zen.state
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marcush1286 View Post
Ok, but can't I just lubricate the bearing to quiet this thing down?
It would already have lubricant of it's own that will last years upon years. It is the noise it is and to get a quieter one you will need an entirely different fan.

It's a fans own design that makes it loud or quiet. Not lack of bearing lubricant. You could even mess things up on the card by adding foreign liquids to your hardware.
zen.state is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 18, 2011, 02:58 AM   #5
California
macrumors 68040
 
California's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
There is a replacement fan for that card somewhere. Google around.

But I hated the one I had on a Quad, too. The noise was amazingly annoying.

Get the Quadro card, I thought it was a better card anyway. I had a flashed PC Quadro, worked great on a Quad.
__________________
2.66ghz 13" MBP/1.67ghz Powerbook G5 15" DLHR/iPhone 16gb/30" ACD
California is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 18, 2011, 12:26 PM   #6
OrangeSVTguy
macrumors 601
 
OrangeSVTguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northeastern Ohio
I had the same problems with mine so I replaced mine with the NV Sliencer V5. I had to grind the back screws down as it wouldn't fit back in the G5 properly as they would hit the metal divider plate.

I have a thread about it, I'll see if I can find it.

> http://forums.macrumors.com/showthre...462&highlight=
__________________
Browsing the forums from my Powerbook G4
OrangeSVTguy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 18, 2011, 02:16 PM   #7
burnout8488
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Endwell, NY
If your fan bearing truly is dirty and noisy, I have a solution, works for me every time. If the fan by nature is loud, this won't help.

I've bought a few secondhand items that have fans that are extremely loud, or spin very slow because they have never been cleaned.

Remove the fan itself, and disassemble it as far as it will go. Blow as much dust out as you can. Soak the fan in Marvel Mystery Oil so the oil can penetrate 100% into the motor. (Any auto parts store should have this) It's a viscous red liquid that smells minty. Once the MMO has penetrated it after about an hour, remove the fan and let it drain on a paper towel for a WHILE. Clean as much of the stuff out as you can. Once you're confident the oil won't leak out, test out the fan, I bet it'll spin like the dickens.

I've rejuvenated countless fans using this method, and they still work great after months of service. The soak pretty much replaces the dirt in the bearing with oil, and the contaminants flow away.
__________________
Intel: iMac 4,1 (Flashed to 5,1), 2012 MBA 13" Base
PPC: iMac G4 700
iOS: iPhone 5C 16GB Sprint / iPad 2 - 16GB Verizon
burnout8488 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 18, 2011, 06:11 PM   #8
Marcush1286
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Forget it.. just got a new card

Just got a 7800GTX for less than 150.00 and besides, its a better upgrade.
Marcush1286 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ordered 6 core canceled for 8 core 2.93 - expercom cancelled on me - what to do? leftPCbehind209 Mac Pro 3 Sep 10, 2010 09:13 PM
Can't Remove Bid on eBay - What to do? mjstew33 Community Discussion 5 May 22, 2010 12:39 AM
MBP:Dead video and Super drive(with phsical damage on the case) What to do with it? AsianGIRLpure Mac Basics and Help 0 Nov 11, 2009 01:50 AM
MBP replacement.... Scratch on the glass.... what to do. iBunny MacBook Pro 3 Nov 3, 2008 11:52 PM
>Stuck Pixels On My LCD: What To Do??? LaMerVipere Macintosh Computers 1 Jun 14, 2004 01:01 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:22 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC