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The fan on my GTX 580 is starting to buzz

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At moderate speeds (40-60% speed). It's the Gigabyte 580 with the 3 fan cooler

Is it a sign that the fan is failing? Wut do. I'm not sure if the warranty still covers it, plus if I sent it in I would be without a GPU for a few weeks
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I had a similar problem and i flipped over my card and tightened the fan screws and it went away. check and see if they are loose.
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One of my 480's was doing that and I tore it down for a good cleaning (since its been in use for 2yrs) and all kinds of yuk was in its fan. After a thorough cleaning its quiet again thumb.gif
     
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Gigabyte might be able to send you the fan itself. The fans should all have 3 independent screws that attach to the shroud.

XFX was kind enough to do that for an HD6750 of mine.
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post #5 of 7
Make sure everything is secure as suggested; if you think a fan is on it's way out it would be best to contact Gigabyte if you still want to use their cooler.
So long as the card has its warranty sticker on it you should be fine - they go off serial # only for warranty, so long as it's still covered you're good thumb.gif
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It seems to have passed. It was on and off for a few days mainly while playing intensive games but now the fans are pretty steady. I don't think one of them failed since the temps are still more or less the same
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Might have been a little bit of dust in the way.
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