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My 9600 keeps overheating. I have the fans on 100%, but the card will overheat no matter what (even when I am idle), it starts at about 35 degrees, then slowly builds up to 75 degrees (I shut it down before it gets higher).

The only thing that I notice happening is that the fan will make a strange noise, like a clicking sound, as if the fan was hitting something or rubbing against something. It does not always make this noise, but usually when it does the temp goes up. The noise comes and goes, so If it is hitting something I am confused why it starts and stops.

Is there anyway to tighten the fan, or open up the card to see if anything is interfering? I am pretty lost, so any ideas would be help a lot
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Unscrew the fan and re-seat it, and/or check to see if a blade is damaged. The physical noise you're hearing is a good indication there's something physical going on to some extent.

My 9600 GT fan malfunctioned 2 months ago, it behaved erratically and the card would overheat then downclock itself to prevent a burnout, it lead to the upgrade in my sig-rig.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 6/12/11 at 2:10am
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Sorry if I sound stupid, but how do I re-seat it? Just unscrew it and make sure the card is lined up right with the top half?

Thanks for response/help though

I will be upgrading soon, I am just trying to get this to work for my other rig, so its not life or death
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Sorry if I sound stupid, but how do I re-seat it? Just unscrew it and make sure the card is lined up right with the top half?

Thanks for response/help though

I will be upgrading soon, I am just trying to get this to work for my other rig, so its not life or death
Correct, If for any reason you remove the heatsink you need to reapply thermal paste as well.

Depending on it's design you can either unscrew just the fan, or the fan + heatsink if the fan isn't designed to detach from the heatsink.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 6/12/11 at 2:11am
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It's also entirely possible the fan actually isn't going at 100%, my 9600 GT reported to MSI Afterburner that the fan was speeding up when it should but I knew the difference in sound and it in fact was never going past 40% since it started malfunctioning, meaning, you can easily get false readings with malfunctioning hardware.

I'm going to bed, good luck.
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