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Now, I'm hoping this is just the fan, but this is what I'm getting, even with no OC's.. random card spikes and random fan slowdowns and stops, it goes from 3.5k+ RPM to 7 RPM, then to 1k, then 2k, then down to 100, and so on..

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I ordered a new cooler hoping this will solve it but the GPU usage spikes concern me. Keep in mind the motor gets super hot on the fan, so I assumed it was burning up but..
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OP just send it in for RMA. whether its a faulty cooler or GPU is the company's responsibility to replace. what model do you have . is the Powercolor PCS+ HD 7950 or the reference cooler HD 7950. if its the reference hd 7950 cooler you can try with the new cooler. also check temps under load .
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Have you tried to set a manual fan profile in afterburner?
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OP just send it in for RMA. whether its a faulty cooler or GPU is the company's responsibility to replace. what model do you have . is the Powercolor PCS+ HD 7950 or the reference cooler HD 7950. if its the reference hd 7950 cooler you can try with the new cooler. also check temps under load .

Reference, my temps under load are fine, I've never had issues, usually only hitting the 70's during long hours of BF3, I only noticed it was dying when it hit 90 in Crysis 2, shut down and check and the fan had stopped.

I'd RMA it but my job depends on me having a PC able to handle games, yes, I play games, so a 2 week RMA isn't my favorite idea, I have a backup card but it's not a gaming card. So I ordered an Accelero, just hoping that's the issue.
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Have you tried to set a manual fan profile in afterburner?

It's currently set @ 100% speed in MSI, and it'll drop down, the area where the fan connects sits on the card gets horribly hot, I'm not sure if this is usual but it burns to the touch, so I assumed burning up.

Is there another way to set a profile?
    
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just water cool you whole system biggrin.gif
    
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In afterburner you can set a fan curve, the max my 6870s fans hit is around the 60% mark at stock, with a fan curve they now hit 70. I would not use one of these blower style fans at 100% just because of the noise BUT they should be able to run at 100% for a while without burning up. Is it over clocked at all? If so run the card at stock speeds and set a fan curve in afterburner.
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In afterburner you can set a fan curve, the max my 6870s fans hit is around the 60% mark at stock, with a fan curve they now hit 70. I would not use one of these blower style fans at 100% just because of the noise BUT they should be able to run at 100% for a while without burning up. Is it over clocked at all? If so run the card at stock speeds and set a fan curve in afterburner.

I took off my OC, I can't ever hear the noise so I always keep it at 100%, I set a curve though and now it's sitting at 2.8k with the occasional random drop to like 700, the drop shouldn't be happening though, and I can reach in and feel the fan slowly turning, give it a push and it roars back to life for a bit. I think it's just going out tbh.
    
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One of my 560ti had a bad fan and it dropped from 1800rpm to 300, 800, 1100, 200 and so on, a new cooler should fix it.
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One of my 560ti had a bad fan and it dropped from 1800rpm to 300, 800, 1100, 200 and so on, a new cooler should fix it.

Yeah, I'll keep this running until the new cooler comes in, just no BF3 or Crysis, don't want it burning up xD
    
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