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Hi

i have a xfx amd 6770 1gb GPU.

used it for more than 3 years.

 

Now the fan has started making a clicking noise.I know that points to a dying fan.

 

I dont want to spend 30+ $ on an after market cooler.moreover these GPU coolers are more expensive in my country(INDIA) compared to the united states.

 

I have read posts where users have slapped on a 120mm fan below the gpu and it has worked fine.

 

 

i can only fit a 120mm or below fan,case not wide enough for a 140mm fan.

plus i have noticed that some of my fans move more air when vertical rather when horizontal,or may be is a matter of perception.

 

I will either ziptie the fan or use the pci slot in the case below the gpu to support the fan.

 

 

1)So what fan will work best in this case?

 

the fans that are available in my country are these

 

http://www.flipkart.com/computers/components/fans-heatsink-20284?ref=17a0bcca-83ac-4328-81ce-0b67c9e77c89

 

 

http://www.theitwares.com/computer-hardware-cooling-devices-c-101_49.html

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post #2 of 6
Before you swap out the fan you should try and take it apart for cleaning. Just follow my guide --> The XFX 4890 post 2 year reference cooler fan bearing service
Edited by Bit_reaper - 10/23/12 at 2:35am
    
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thank you for the guide!

will try that this weekend and post results.

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turns out i cant remove the fan from the shaft

it is c ompleateiy sealed

i managed to clean what i could sith ompressed air and that seems to have solved the noise issue

 

but the fan still seems like its about t give in..

 

it would he nice if i knew about replacements or hs fans that i can slap on the gpu hs.

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^Yup, can't remove the impeller since its a sealed bearing.

If you can't RMA try looking for a replacement fan of the same model online.

These FirstD sleeve bearing fans fail very often.
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any particular type/brand of fans i need to look out for??

good companies selling in my country are scythe,lian li,noctua and delta.

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