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T_T
You know, my original gtx 460, it was a 'lemon' - it would not run without being severely underclocked to about 400mhz core clock. Despite being like half as strong as a regular 460, it was still more than powerful for what I needed. A year later, I finally got around to RMAing it after a friend let me 'have' his gtx 460 1gb under the condition I sell it for him when I get mine back.
Just sold it like a week ago...
If I knew i was going to stick my finger into the fan blades i wouldn't have sold it as quick as I did! Now it'll be another year before i replace this gpu ;/
Upon inspection of the fans though, yea, i dont know how easy it would be to replace the fan. I think you need to replace both fans, they are sort of wired together. It is possible to just take a pwm fan and cut wires open and twist them together but ... yea its not like you can just swap the single fan out. I think you can just swap out both fans though (i think you have to remove the hsf to loop it through a certain hole but other than that it's fine and you really dont need to loop it).
ugh this sucks. i guess ill wait for my friend to update his 660 before i RMA this card again. Having to wait about a month with no gpu just sucks. And it'd really suck if I ended up getting a gpu that didn't clock as well, I managed to get this one to 922core @ 1.087v. which i guess is okay for a 768mb twin frozr, im not sure how it compares to most. i think its good, not sure.

That sucks.. My cooler is the same way (the fan assembly is one whole thing that attaches to the heatsink) but powercolor sent me the whole assembly/shroud to replace it.
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they accepted my rma application...

but i need a placeholder gpu in the meantime tt.
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post #13 of 33
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MSi wants $55 to replace the fans. For $5 more, I can literally buy a GTX 460 768mb used, rip off the heatsink and attach it to my original card, and then use the new GTX 460 to wipe my butt.

Need to find a solution to this problem now.
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Get a used GTX 460, rip off the heatsink, put it on your card, find a cheap cooler for the other GTX 460 and SLI them! biggrin.gif
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Get a used GTX 460, rip off the heatsink, put it on your card, find a cheap cooler for the other GTX 460 and SLI them! biggrin.gif

It's a WIN WIN!
 
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I didn't end up replacing my heatsink when I did the same thing. I tried gluing the blades back on, but it never worked for more than 15 minutes. They'd fall off again.

I ended up buying this fan. Since the brackets on the MSI fans are proprietary (bastards), I had to snip the screw tabs off the Evercool fan, dremel the fan itself out of the MSI bracket because they have some messed up way of attaching the fan to the bracket that my dad and I couldn't figure out, and glue the new fan bracket to the MSI bracket. It was kind of a pain, but we're DIY people, so it was better than paying for a replacement. We also had to do some splicing, since the Evercool is 2-wire PWM and the original are 4-wire.
    
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dremel the fan itself out of the MSI bracket because they have some messed up way of attaching the fan to the bracket that my dad and I couldn't figure out

Three phillips screws...? wth.gif
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yea the evercool is a perfect triangular, I believe the msi fans are more like a Y.

I'm sure any 80x80x10mm fan would work, but I think there are better choices than the evercool. Hard to find an 80x80x10 that's PWM in a set of two. There's something called i think the arctic module, its 2 white 80x80x10mm fans linked together, but they aren't PWM.

Also I dont think evercool fan is PWM, it's standard molex ie 4 pin (4 pin 12v fans are just 2 wires, just different connectors sometimes).
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Three phillips screws...? wth.gif

No, I'm referring to the actual blade assembly. we tried to slide the blade/axle assembly out of the motor and just replace that.

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yea the evercool is a perfect triangular, I believe the msi fans are more like a Y.
I'm sure any 80x80x10mm fan would work, but I think there are better choices than the evercool. Hard to find an 80x80x10 that's PWM in a set of two. There's something called i think the arctic module, its 2 white 80x80x10mm fans linked together, but they aren't PWM.
Also I dont think evercool fan is PWM, it's standard molex ie 4 pin (4 pin 12v fans are just 2 wires, just different connectors sometimes).

Nah. it wasn't the shape that was the problem. the bracket legs were different lengths.
    
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Originally Posted by aroc91 View Post

No, I'm referring to the actual blade assembly. we tried to slide the blade/axle assembly out of the motor and just replace that.

Ah, okay -- sorry for misunderstanding -- in other words, you ran into the same problem getting the fans apart as I did. sadsmiley.gif

I have two 560Tis that are working fine, but just need some bearing lubrication -- one of them rattles quite a bit when cold, but quiets down after about 2-3 minutes of operation. Afraid that the other three will eventually end up the same way. If I could just get at the bearings, it would all be good, but those puppies are sealed shut.

It almost looks like there are some screw heads on the underside that have the business end ground down so you can't get a tool on them, but I'm not completely sure. Find it hard to believe that the impeller snapped into the bearing/motor in some sort of design-for-assembly fashion, one way and never to be disassembled again.
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