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ok we all know blower fan types are LOUD when above 50%, but this is the opposite.

my older (REFERENCE) 6870 is making a high pitched, moaning type noise when its idling! its not a clicking noise that many other cards have.
i blew some compressed air all in it, and shook it around, but the same thing is still there!
its driving me nuts with this noise when the fan is at 20%. it does not affect my temps, but its annoying as hell. even when i spun the fan with the compressed air, it made a rattling noise.
i fear i might need to take apart the fan to clean it or find out what the problem is. am i right?
if i am right, HOW DO I DO IT WITHOUT BREAKING MY CARD? im a tad paranoid about taking apart GPUs, and ive never done it before.

what do i do?
Edited by Enfluenza - 8/15/11 at 10:50pm
    
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halp please before i go insane
    
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Here you go.This will help you.
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The fan is definitely shot, you either RMA and they replace the heatsink/fan, or do it yourself.
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Originally Posted by pteek View Post
Here you go.This will help you.
will that way work the same for this fan type? and the fan still keeps my temps low.
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Originally Posted by Conner View Post
The fan is definitely shot, you either RMA and they replace the heatsink/fan, or do it yourself.
last time i RMA'd it took forever, and idk how to take it off with out breaking anything.
idk how :/
also XFX website isnt letting me log in...
    
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will that way work the same for this fan type? and the fan still keeps my temps low.
It will work.Look for some guide.I am sure their are many.I am in hurry so cant help you.
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ok im looking.
thanks.
    
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wow i cant find anything to help me
    
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you would expect to find ONE GUIDE to take apart and clean this fan, but i cant find nothing!!!
WHY
    
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Replacement the HSF with aftermarket coolers.
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