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Hey everyone..

So, i bought 2 MSI Twin Frozr III R6950 a month ago..
First card was fine, also unlocked

But then, installed the second card and it was artifacting on desktop straight away. After several tests it wouldn't work and i sent it to RMA.
RMA from Finland -> Germany took almost a month to get a new card

Anyway, yesterday i got my new card and the second fan is somehow messed up. Gpu-z ja AB are showing me normal fan speed, but second fan is screaming like a maniac.. i guess it's @ 100%. It won't even slow down if i use manual fan setting.

Really disappointed with the quality of these cards.. or maybe it's just my luck. Also, tried unlocking it yesterday also but that didn't work either

I guess i'll just rip off those damn blowers and watercool both cards. Atleast they will be silent then. That fan noise is really annoying.
Edited by donrapello - 11/2/11 at 8:51am
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DO IT DO IT! watercooling is awesome, if only i had the time and money
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Well, most likely i have to. I ain't bothering to send it back to RMA, so i'll have to do something for that noise. It's loud! I used to have watercooled gtx 570 before and i got used to silence

it would only take about 200euros to get needed wc-parts, so it's not that bad i guess. 240mm rad should be able to cool 'em i think..
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just an idea I would try removing the cooler on the bad card and checking all the fan wiring connections, seems the TF3 has a 4pin fan header with two fans (DC or PWM not sure) connected to it by a y cable. Possible the Fan Tach Sensor wire is not seated correctly or damaged on assembly, not sure which wire that would be on these fans, also interesting that one fan operated correctly when both are wired to the same header

Did some searching on GPU fan headers and found this totally different card but gives you an idea of where to start
http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...l#post15008707
This a good shot of the Twin Frozer fan connector
http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/102...l#post13642127
 
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Originally Posted by ryan w View Post
just an idea I would try removing the cooler on the bad card and checking all the fan wiring connections, seems the TF3 has a 4pin fan header with two fans (DC or PWM not sure) connected to it by a y cable. Possible the Fan Tach Sensor wire is not seated correctly or damaged on assembly, not sure which wire that would be on these fans, also interesting that one fan operated correctly when both are wired to the same header

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http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...l#post15008707
This a good shot of the Twin Frozer fan connector
http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/102...l#post13642127
tnx, but i already removed that cooler and checked all cables yesterday after this post

Cables seemed to be fine. Big part of cables are inside insulation sock, so they cannot be seen. 4-pin header is fine anyway. Maybe there's somekind of a shortcut inside the insulation or inside the fan itself..
I might do a bit bigger inspection later..

Oh man, it's so noisy i'll soon cut the wire so it will only run with 1 fan
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Originally Posted by donrapello View Post
Oh man, it's so noisy i'll soon cut the wire so it will only run with 1 fan
That was gonna be my next suggestion , unless you have a spare plug on a fan controller to try the fans on, and you could always cut the cable cover off completely good luck!
 
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