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Heh Noticed My Tri fan Gtx 680 Front fan is pulsating and not spinning..
When they pulsate and not spin what is the normal cause bad bearings?
Its either fluctuating voltage or bearing is getting tight. In your case i doubt its voltage.
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Its either fluctuating voltage or bearing is getting tight. In your case i doubt its voltage.

Yah my Ax1200 is fresh from RMA and is brand new..

2 gtx 680s are not gonna strain a AX1200 i made sure both 8 pins were in.. i knew they were cause i can OC the snot out of the card.. I then checked to see if the fan is plugged in.. it is..

I then checked for anything blocking movement of the fan nothing.. Lastly i checked to see how hard it was to turn.. and it is stiffer then the other 2.

So Bad Bearing.. That is kinda scary as this thing is not very old.. Since it is a golden clocker.. No way ima RMA the card.. Galaxy better just send me another fan lol..
    
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Yah my Ax1200 is fresh from RMA and is brand new..
2 gtx 680s are not gonna strain a AX1200 i made sure both 8 pins were in.. i knew they were cause i can OC the snot out of the card.. I then checked to see if the fan is plugged in.. it is..
I then checked for anything blocking movement of the fan nothing.. Lastly i checked to see how hard it was to turn.. and it is stiffer then the other 2.
So Bad Bearing.. That is kinda scary as this thing is not very old.. Since it is a golden clocker.. No way ima RMA the card.. Galaxy better just send me another fan lol..
Yeah... my guess its probably running a little hotter than the others as well.. good luck with Galaxy..thumb.gif
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Will it run if you nudge the blade?
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Nope was the first thing i tryed.
    
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Nope was the first thing i tryed.
You could try to get a little DW40 into the bearing but that would probably be a PITA ..If in fact that is what it is. As you can see PITA without possibly breaking something. Good luck. Pic of a PWM Delta motor..

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Just gonna see if galaxy will send me another fan .. if not ill have to try and find something to replace it lol.
    
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Yah im able to get them both to 1350mhz on stock volts.. But they down clock due to heat.. This Galaxy card sounds like a bomb going off in your computer... It is the loudest fans ive ever heard on a gpu...
Lemme know what water block u find that fits this thing..

While I'll say it's loud, it's not as bad as my Hawks were. At 70% fan the Hawks were much louder than the Galaxy at max. I can easily drown out the Galaxy card with game audio. On the Galaxy at 65% fan it's as loud as my NZXT 200 at full speed which is honestly fine for me. The card doesn't defeat the audible output of all my case fans running max so to me it's a huge upgrade. The Lightning is just about as loud. Both can be easily defeated though. And I'm really picky. I don't run my rad fans because they are loud and I undervolt my 200's so they are gentle air whoosh sounding. Hell even with all the fans off, the rad pump hum is too loud for me sometimes. So yea I like this card a lot.
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Just gonna see if galaxy will send me another fan .. if not ill have to try and find something to replace it lol.

That's a bummer about the fan. Sounds like somethings jammed for sure. WD40 or even bearing grease if you are feeling for it. I'd hang onto that chip for as long as you can though cuz it's a great clocker.
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