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Hello, i just bought a ASUS HD6950 2gb and one of the fans is soooooooooooooo annoying it just rattles the whole time when i have the fan speed between 50-70% when i turn it to 90-100% fan speed daymm is sounds good, is the noise supposed to be like this or should i ask for a replacement from the store i bought it from, i saw another thread about this but it didnt really answer my question
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I'm having the same problem frown.gif

My XFX 6950 2gb (single fan version) has a loose fin that loves to rattle anywhere between 50-75% fan speed. I set my fan profile accordingly, but I'm not gonna RMA because I'm just gonna watercool it soon.

You can try tinkering around with the fins, but don't do anything that'll void the warranty. RMA if it's really annoying and you can't fix it.
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There's not much you can do about fan noise without returning it or getting your hands dirty. If you want to try fixing it yourself, get some gear lube and take apart the fan and lube it up. Be warned that taking the cooler off just to get at the fan is not an easy task for inexperienced and you could end up doing more damage than good. Thus returning it for one that doesn't make noise is probably the safer bet.
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I know this is stupid, but are you sure it's the fan that's rattling and not something that's very close or touching your card?

And I also don't think it's good to have your fan running at 90% - 100% is it? Haha.
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I know this is stupid, but are you sure it's the fan that's rattling and not something that's very close or touching your card?
And I also don't think it's good to have your fan running at 90% - 100% is it? Haha.

Lol running your fan at 90-100% is fine.

RMA or return it. Its not something you want as a long term fan. Take advantage of the possibility to return it to the store and get a new one.
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