First post, by Machine_1760
I have a voodoo 5 5500 AGP which has been in a P3 800 system for many, many years now without any issues at all. I reached that point where i was simply playing games instead of chasing hardware....
Until I stumbled on an old industrial PC with a P3 1000EB going for free. My ASUS cusl2-c board can handle this beast with a Bios update so I decided to upgrade 😀
All is good, everything works but i noticed in testing that one of the Aavid fans on the Voodoo 5 consistently stops running after a couple of minutes!
My first thought was one of panic and many many hours of searching for hardware replacements - like the 'good old' days of this retro computing rabbit hole. I find that there are many compatible heat-sink and fan combos that I can buy (assuming that I risk the freeze, credit card and screwdriver procedure). However I find that when I remove the fans from the card, the rear heat-sink has far less dust suggesting that this fan failure has not been a recent phenomenon.
Did I just get lucky, or can I just run the card with the heat sinks and good airflow within the case?
What are your experiences?