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Where can I buy a fan for a Nvidia Geforce 7300 GS?

Asked by dotlin (419points) October 2nd, 2010

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rpm_pseud0name's avatar

If you are talking about buying an external fan to go along with the card, anything will work (depending on the type of tower/case you have.) If you are talking about replacing the fan that is built into the card, you can attach the Zalman vf1000 fan to the card & it will work just the same. Honestly, the best thing to do, because the GeForce 7300 is a relatively cheap card, you would be better off replacing the entire card with the same or newer model.

marymaryquitecontrary's avatar

Frankly I’d rather see you toss out the 7300GS and buy a new card instead. You can get an inexpensive contemporary card for not much more than what a fan would cost and it will have about four times the performance of this old card. For example, the Sapphire Radeon HD4350, which will cost you just $24.99 after rebate and doesn’t even need a fan.
http://www.newegg.com/Store/Category.aspx?Category=38&name=Video-Cards-Video-Devices
benchmarks:
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/mid_range_gpus.html
But if you must go the fan route, the simplest to add is a slot fan which you can install next to the video card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106083&cm_re=slot_fan-35–106-083-Product

haegenschlatt's avatar

I agree with @marymaryquitecontrary . Your card is really a piece of trash and it would be best to go buy a better model. The fan may actually end up being more expensive than the card.

Is there any particular reason why you can’t upgrade?

dotlin's avatar

Yes I don’t have much money.

GeorgeGee's avatar

This card is only $9.99 after rebate, definitely cheaper than most fans, and twice as fast as your 7300gs

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500161&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-nana_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3928400&SID=skim2157X567668

dotlin's avatar

what is rebate?

GeorgeGee's avatar

You pay $34.99, and after you buy it, you fill out a form and send it with proof of purchase and you get $25 back, so you end up paying only $9.99

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