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So I finally got my hands on a 7970 from diamond today, installed it and it booted up fine, installed MSI afterburner and guess what I found out? 80C idle temps, the fan is dead. Won't even pretend to turn, even at boot up it won't turn.
My friend took it home with him to run some tests, at this point I'm hoping it's the fan and not the board connector itself, problem is, my parents got it for me in chicago and brought it back to Brazil, at the time I spoke with the guy in the store they were at, asked them to test it and he told me he didn't have any computers on the bench to do it. Microcenter/chicago.
So yeah, no possibility of RMA for me, just hoping I can replace the fan with an aftermarket one (or if it's the board connector I would probably try to get a waterblock and build a loop for it I guess)
Anyone knows if the fan (blower) itself can be replaced with one from a reference 6990? Or are they just too different? (not talking about the whole setup, just the fan)
I'm wondering if I just got a really expensive paper weight >.>


If you can't get it fixed get an Accelero for it.
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So I finally got my hands on a 7970 from diamond today, installed it and it booted up fine, installed MSI afterburner and guess what I found out? 80C idle temps, the fan is dead. Won't even pretend to turn, even at boot up it won't turn.
My friend took it home with him to run some tests, at this point I'm hoping it's the fan and not the board connector itself, problem is, my parents got it for me in chicago and brought it back to Brazil, at the time I spoke with the guy in the store they were at, asked them to test it and he told me he didn't have any computers on the bench to do it. Microcenter/chicago.
So yeah, no possibility of RMA for me, just hoping I can replace the fan with an aftermarket one (or if it's the board connector I would probably try to get a waterblock and build a loop for it I guess)

Anyone knows if the fan (blower) itself can be replaced with one from a reference 6990? Or are they just too different? (not talking about the whole setup, just the fan)

I'm wondering if I just got a really expensive paper weight >.>

I'd try hooking up the other fan. Best case it works. Worst case, I'd say just pick up an Aftermarket cooler... Accelero Extreme or something.
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If the problem is on the board, is it possible to hook the fan to my motherboard and set it to a static 60% fanspeed? (Sabertooth x79 with thermal radar).
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If the problem is on the board, is it possible to hook the fan to my motherboard and set it to a static 60% fanspeed? (Sabertooth x79 with thermal radar).

Don't believe so. Almost positive they use a smaller connector for the fan header. Unless of course you want to splice that connection with the proper 3 pin connector for the motherboard.
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Don't believe so. Almost positive they use a smaller connector for the fan header. Unless of course you want to splice that connection with the proper 3 pin connector for the motherboard.
I have no problem doing that, I'd have to do it anyway to increase the cable length.
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I have no problem doing that, I'd have to do it anyway to increase the cable length.


Your board should have two PWM headers, hook it up to one of those.
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I'm getting sick of this zero core sleep bug... I hope AMD fixed it in 12.5 and decides to release it this month.
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I'm getting sick of this zero core sleep bug... I hope AMD fixed it in 12.5 and decides to release it this month.

I've just given up, I have a mate in the US who is bringing me back a 680 and if I sell my 7970 in Aus I'll hopefully be able to come out ~$30 richer because the Lightnings are always OOS.
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I'm getting sick of this zero core sleep bug... I hope AMD fixed it in 12.5 and decides to release it this month.

New drivers should be out next week thumb.gif

Source : http://twitter.com/#!/CatalystCreator
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Got a new 7950.

This one has 1031mV stock voltage. Strange.
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