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Noticed the past couple days a slight rattling noise in my case; I believe it's the fan on my card.
I'm not sure if it's just off-kilter or it's on it's way out - believe it or not in all my years I've never had a GPU fan go on me yet.

Anyone else w/ a reference design card have this happen?
It should still be covered by Gigabyte's warranty if it's in fact on its way out, but I'm not sure if they'd cover it for just being noisy.
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Could be dirty and off balance then.
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Originally Posted by candy_van View Post
Noticed the past couple days a slight rattling noise in my case; I believe it's the fan on my card.
I'm not sure if it's just off-kilter or it's on it's way out - believe it or not in all my years I've never had a GPU fan go on me yet.

Anyone else w/ a reference design card have this happen?
It should still be covered by Gigabyte's warranty if it's in fact on its way out, but I'm not sure if they'd cover it for just being noisy.
Yep, the fan is on its way out. Giga covers this kind of things within the warranty period, at least my experience with them.
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Could be dirty and off balance then.
Could be. I'm sure the cooler is pretty dirty; I've never popped it off to clean, just shot through it w/ compressed air.

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Yep, the fan is on its way out. Giga covers this kind of things within the warranty period, at least my experience with them.
Yea kinda thinking the same here; I'll give it another cleaning quick just to see, but if it persists then I'll try and RMA it.

...will have to flash it back to stock though first
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Take it out and clean it good, quick shots of compressed air can miss and create the off balance condition.
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Take it out and clean it good, quick shots of compressed air can miss and create the off balance condition.
Heh, I could blow it out at work with a high-pressure nitrogen line.
Of course I'm sure taking it apart and cleaning the boring way would be worth a shot too
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LOL. I sold an XFX 4890 and didnt have any extra cooling pads so i checked the clearance and used AS5... the buyer said it ran 10C cooler than his other (same) 4890 lol. Its amazing what clean fins and new TIM can do.
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