[mythtv-users] cheap vdpau card

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Fri Feb 26 21:22:09 UTC 2010

On Friday 26 February 2010 02:14:05 pm Kevin Ross wrote:
> > I agree, I dislike fans not because of the noise, but because the
> > manufacturers keep insisting on using the cheapest fans they can find,
> > which have a reliability factors measured in negative numbers.
> Is it possible to replace the fan with a quality, possibly quieter fan?

It certainly seems like it should be. I know most of the liquid-cooling setups 
include a cooler for the video card, but I'm not advocating liquid cooling 
setups, unless your goal is to impress your gamer friends. Generally liquids 
and electronics are a poor combination, if air cooling is adequate I see no 
reason to move to anything else.

I've seen some after-market fans offered, but I have no way to know if they are 
just the same junk the OEMs use. If it said Rotron or Papst on it I'd probably 
give it a try.

But I'm not aware of any such device that's reliably highly-rated, if anyone 
knows of such an animal please enlighten me and all of us here.

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