Fixing the GPU fan (OEM Radeon 7570)?
I have had this XPS 8500 I’ve had for a while. I recently put an SSD in to get some extra time out of it. However, after my SSD upgrade the GPU fan began rattling after I put it back into place after the SSD installation.
The card it came with is it’s original 7570 - which was paired to an i7-3770 non-K CPU so I don’t have any reason to keep using this card, if it wasn’t for the power supply situation. Dell put a 460W unit in the machine, which has the PCIe connectors but if I try to put a reasonably beefy GPU in the overload protection kicks in so in order to replace the card, I also need to change the power supply.
Is there anything I can try to do to save the fan at this point? As much as I’d like to scrap the factory GPU as well (non-original hard drives and wireless, so it’s been modified), the power supply is a hindrance to getting it done for the time being.
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