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Sapphire Rad HD 5850 Reference -- Fan need oil our blowout?

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I have an old Reference Sapphire Radeon HD 5850, which while at high RPM's, it makes a loud grinding noise from its fan after I used a can of compressed air to clean some dust out of it...

Other then that, the card remains rock solid and tackles everything being thrown at it.

But, the grinding noise... is damned annoying and LOUD... when it cranks up its RPM's.

I am wondering what is the best way to resolve this?
     
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best bet will probably be to separate the card and the HSF and visually inspect the fan. You may have gotten a bit of plastic or something wedged in the housing and is rubbing against the fan.
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