So, I had a friend who has an older computer and wanted to start upgrading and the main specs are
Phenom X4 940 3.0ghz
4gb ddr2 ram
SO, I suggested he starts with his graphics card first then see if he wants to do a platform upgrade, I told him a 7870ghz would be the best bang for the buck(which I still think it is, it was 200 or so when he ordered and it has the amd bundle with it) and he waited for it to come from newegg, it got there and I just got on skype and did a video call with him to help him out (I really didnt need to go and do it myself
) and I started by pressuring him into doing cable management, he spend maybe 40+ mins doing that and he gets around to putting the 7870ghz in, uninstalled all nvidia drivers, installed all amd drivers, going smooth. Launches a game and TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK!!! so I think its a cable in a fan and tell him to close his game, he does and it stops and he opens the computer, I already knew it wasnt good.... He said it was a fan in the back of his case, I knew it wasnt... I tell him to look at the gpu, what do you know, only one fan is spinning of the two... WTH
I tell him to load the gpu again and look, the fan tries to spin then finally starts spinning and once again TICK TICK TICK, and so on.
He takes the gpu out of the computer and looks at that fan, its in the gpu CROOKED! The fan is tilted and touching the housing, that is the first time I have seen that... It was a new gpu, he handled the card just find when installing it, it was just defective