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So the fan on my 5870 died..

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Today I was sitting here watching netflix and all the sudden I heard what sounded like a flock of birds dieing and screeching coupled with a very noisy grinding noise. I yanked the side panel off my case and figured out it was my 5870. I touched the fan and it was barely spinning. Great. So I yanked it out of my rig and blew all the dust out of it and put it back in and still loud screeching and grinding. Luckily my warranty doesn't expire until Jan of 2013. Called Asus and got an RMA # to send it in.

What do you guys think the chances of getting a different newer card are? Do you think they will just repair it? Anybody have any good Asus RMA experiences? The service rep I talked to was extremely nice and very cool. Just wondering. He said the turn around time would be about 7-10 days from the time they get the card. Which I hope its fairly quick because I had to fall back on two old 8800GTS 512mb cards running in SLI. Man are they slow. redface.gif Skyrim brings them to their knees big time. rolleyes.gif
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If it's just the fan they'll probably just swap it out since they should have the same fans laying around. If they do try to come with an "upgrade" hold out for a 6950/6970 and not the 6870 they usually try to offer.

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Hi lonnie5000. You should try to contact the manufacturer to enquire about what options are open to you. They will likely swap like for like, but worth a try!

Harry @ Videocardshop.co.uk.
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