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How to find a replacement for a GPU fan?

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The model of GPU I got is in the sig, and I also did a review for it. The thing is I think the bearings are shot in the fan on my bottom card, it makes a clicking noise randomly at low speeds. I originally thought something was hitting it but its not. I'm out of ideas as to troubleshooting it and now I am just looking to replace it. They are less than 1 year old, and I'm not really sure what kind of warranty HIS has or how long it would take to RMA it. But the fan is obviously junk if its going bad already. I did have custom profiles setup to cool the cards better, because I have to in crossfire or I will burn these cards up. If the stock fans on this model can't handle the increased speeds, then I need to find a fan that can and one that will last a couple years at least.
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RMA
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If you don't want to RMA, and you have the money, this may be a good excuse to look into watercooling. Just a thought.

But I must warn you, once you go water, it's hard to go back! I cannot even order a new GPU without also ordering a waterblock because I just cannot stand the noise. Watercooling has certainly spoiled me smile.gif
Edited by svthomas - 2/28/12 at 3:20pm
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post #4 of 7
You can always check ebay or something for another cooling assembly/same size fan, if an RMA is not available. I'm not sure of HIS' customer support, but maybe they offer an advanced RMA where they ship you the product first?

As mentioned above maybe you should go under water smile.gif

edit: we have the same motherboard! woohoo!
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I might have voided the warranty when I replaced thermal compound on the GPUs. So its likely I would need to find a replacement.

I can't afford water cooling atm. At best I would be looking at buying a similar fan and just replacing it.
Edited by chaosblade02 - 2/28/12 at 3:27pm
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This Thread here I used this for my 5870. The amazon sender sent my replacement fan in 3 business days.
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Originally Posted by dir_d View Post

This Thread here I used this for my 5870. The amazon sender sent my replacement fan in 3 business days.

I'm pretty sure I got a non-reference fan. Which might make finding a replacement difficult if not impossible.

I also don't recommend anyone buy the model of GPUs I got. I strongly advise against it, they run too hot in crossfire, and they aren't really a good design. For the price it was just not a good buy at all. I regret buying these GPUs. Definitely not a happy customer with this product. In fact I probably won't buy HIS again, ever.
Edited by chaosblade02 - 2/28/12 at 3:33pm
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