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How do I test the fan on my Asus 5770?

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My friend gave me this card - Asus 5770 to Crossfire with my Sapphire reference model. When I put the card in, it sounded like a small prop plan taking off from inside my case. I'm reasonably sure it was the plastic vibrating. I removed the heatsink so check the seating of everything, and wanted to test the fan to make sure it's not rubbing the metal anywhere. Is it possible to plug the 2 pin fan connector into the motheboard just to test the seating, or is that not really a good idea?

Thanks for any help!
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Its a regular fan, so go for it and plug it in, though if you can free spin it, you should be able to tell if its touching something...
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It's possible you mistook the card going to 100% fan speed on boot for a few seconds and then returning to 30%
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It's possible you mistook the card going to 100% fan speed on boot for a few seconds and then returning to 30%
No, I let it run for a little while, thinking maybe it would settle down. Checked CC for fan speed and temps, everything was similar to my Sapphire, which was as quiet as it usually is. I'm not a quiet freak - I'm okay with a some system hum and fan noise, and my comp room is directly across from the HVAC closet.


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Its a regular fan, so go for it and plug it in, though if you can free spin it, you should be able to tell if its touching something...
Thanks! I just wanted to be sure. I'm didn't notice anything when I freespun it, but I want to check that box before I put the plastic cover back on and tested it that way. Process of elimination and all that.
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