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Noisy Defective 9500GS Video

On my brand new Pavillion Elite, I got a noisy-defective NVIDA 9500GS video card, that just got worse-constant.

 

What is the usual outcome in these cases? Do the replacement cards work perfectly, or do they eventually go bad too?

 

On custom models, is it possible to upgrade to a different brand/model of video card, during the repair?

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The fan on the video card is noisy. Sometimes when you put the computer on the side the noise goes away temporarily.

 

I believe the card should be replaced.

 

You could buy another video card like the 9600GT or 9800GT from newegg.com if you can't get the 9500GT replaced.

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I am now on my second 9500GS and it started making noise 1 week after installing it.
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Re: Noisy Defective 9500GS Video

Read through this thread:

 

 

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/bizsupport/questionanswer.do?threadId=1272616


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Re: Noisy Defective 9500GS Video

You can replace the fan with a fanless heatsink for around $35:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118029

 

There is a capacitor on the card that gets in the way so you have to file down about 1mm of the heatsink.  Other than that, it was an easy install.

 

John

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I have a Pavillion Elite m9552p which started making a loud noise from the video card fan. It was warrantied by MSI. I got help through HP chat here is a link to the MSI replacement program https://9500replacement.msicomputer.com/ . I am on hold with MSI. I can't tell the Zero's from the 0's on the serial numbers.

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