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Jjjjjjjjjjuuuuust like the title said, My second Gpu's Fan died :< Means i need a new one, Preferably one thats not too bad on the ears, ANy suggestions for my card?
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You can either try contacting the manufacturer about sending it in for replacement (if it's under warranty still fans should be covered) or you can just take off the stock shroud and fan and zip tie a nice quiet 80 or 92mm fan on there.
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I don't feel all that comfortable using a standard fan tied to the HS, I'd prefer a whole thing, Not to mention it will be awkward and will cause 'space' issues with other addin cards.
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Well then as I said try contacting the manufacturer, because I'd be surprised if you could find a replacement fan without going to Gainward.
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I was thinking a new Heat sink and fan, There has to be Third party aftermarket coolers out there, But if i went back to the place i bought it, it would be realllllly awkward since i used to work there >_>
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Retailer =/= manufacturer. I even said Gainward, if the card is still under warranty then Gainward should repair it for you. As for aftermarket heatsinks I can't think of any that aren't triple slot which would be the same as zip tieing a fan on your current heatsink.
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Retailer =/= manufacturer. I even said Gainward, if the card is still under warranty then Gainward should repair it for you. As for aftermarket heatsinks I can't think of any that aren't triple slot which would be the same as zip tieing a fan on your current heatsink.




And Over here the EASIEST way to get it to GAINWARD is to return it to the RETAILER, Not everyone lives in america, don't assume so.
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Alright, good luck finding a solution that works for you then.
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In UserCP, "Edit your details", at the bottom, "Additional Information/Location", if you put "Australia" there it will show in yr posts and then ppls wont assume you live in North America.

I use "Underland", but am not surprised if ppls don't get it.

I've got two spare heatsink/fans from the Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum OC 1GB model. Palit and Gainward are made by same firm. What I don't know is if the 2GB and 1GB models use the same heatsink/fan.



Does that look like yours?
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In UserCP, "Edit your details", at the bottom, "Additional Information/Location", if you put "Australia" there it will show in yr posts and then ppls wont assume you live in North America.

I use "Underland", but am not surprised if ppls don't get it.

I've got two spare heatsink/fans from the Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum OC 1GB model. Palit and Gainward are made by same firm. What I don't know is if the 2GB and 1GB models use the same heatsink/fan.



Does that look like yours?

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/511/img02711.jpg/

Thats mine crudley taken from my iphone 3gs
It is not the fan itself that is the problem but the fan controller, I have reinstalled windows, drivers, differant computers anything, Even swapped the fans on my cards themselves, it does not matter what fan is on it, It won't exceed 30% Fan speed, Be it driver controlled, Forced, or Automatic, 30% being 1620 RPM
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