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Hi guys,

I got the problem of having 1 fan of this card about to die, I thought it was dust but it reduced its rotation and when it starts to rotate its like it swings a bit and clank, it stops completly and it starts over again. Sorry if the explanation doesn't help a lot.

But the sound and not being to cool it well its killing me, is there an option to REPLACE that single fan to restablish the balance? I know that I could replace the cooling system but I'm not willing to invest a huge amount on something that I would change in a soon future smile.gif

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I would suggest looking around on ebay for a replacement fan for that card model. Or you could ask Sapphire to send you a new fan or cooler, whichever they will agree to send.
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If you're in warranty, Sapphire will require you to send the whole card back. Otherwise its down to finding a replacement fan from eBay or aftermarket cooling. Sapphire will not send parts.
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If you're in warranty, Sapphire will require you to send the whole card back. Otherwise its down to finding a replacement fan from eBay or aftermarket cooling. Sapphire will not send parts.

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I would suggest looking around on ebay for a replacement fan for that card model. Or you could ask Sapphire to send you a new fan or cooler, whichever they will agree to send.

Mmmmm I'm not from the US so buying on ebay to be something worthy it, should be like free shipping and ofcourse find the FAN for the card frown.gif
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I have 2x hd 6950 with Scythe Musashi! It's an awesome 1 slot cooler and my temps is idle 40-50°C. With stock cooler the thing is loud and temps is much higher. The bad thing is the mounting mechanism. But the good thing it has 2x 120 mm fans and you can dismount each fan when you need the extra space. This is how it works when your pci-e slots are side-by-side like in my mainboard. Hence when you can find one it's worth the money!
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I have 2x hd 6950 with Scythe Musashi! It's an awesome 1 slot cooler and my temps is idle 40-50°C. With stock cooler the thing is loud and temps is much higher. The bad thing is the mounting mechanism. But the good thing it has 2x 120 mm fans and you can dismount each fan when you need the extra space. This is how it works when your pci-e slots are side-by-side like in my mainboard. Hence when you can find one it's worth the money!

But I want to get it 90% functioning to sell it and buy another cooler for the card its not an option and u know how ppl r sometimes about having the card that tweaked...
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Have you tried looking into something like gear oil or synthetic lubes? Might be able to clean the junk out of the bearings or it just might be completely F'ed... In which case, probably best to look for a burnt up card or even remove heatsink assembly and sell it to be used with water cooler.... Finding just one fan will be hard... At best you'd most likely have to replace both and generic fans would be obvious on a card like that.
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Have you tried looking into something like gear oil or synthetic lubes? Might be able to clean the junk out of the bearings or it just might be completely F'ed... In which case, probably best to look for a burnt up card or even remove heatsink assembly and sell it to be used with water cooler.... Finding just one fan will be hard... At best you'd most likely have to replace both and generic fans would be obvious on a card like that.


Where I live just a FEW have WC systems and trying to sell it for them would be like EPIC... HATE duuuuuuust.... which products do u recommended me to remove the dust on the fan?
Is it possible to replace the 2 fans for 2 generic ones without having size problems...?
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Yeah, truthfully I wouldn't buy either... I'll have to get back with you about oil, my brother in law is the fix-it man for hardware components, he's fixed several fans that were sticky... I'll ask if any made noises like you described, though the main one I remember him talking about was a PSU fan...
As far as generic, main problem is reliability, but a lot of name brands are just 'tested' generic fans. Main problem I would think, would be matching the correct rpms, probably easier to find right size and fin shape... I've done it with a strap machine fan that was a specialty fan, main points are volts, rpm, and size of course... Any #s on fan help as well... Never know if someone cross referenced the same type fan
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Ok if it's a fluid sleeve (sometimes just referred as sleeved) not to be mistaken for a bearing sleeve which are the two types most likely on your card... If it is fluid sleeve, there "should" be a small hole you can add a drop of reg machine oil... If its bearing/no hole your pretty much sol with GC fans... He did say he's seen fans for a 6950 sapphire, but he thinks they have different fans for different versions of the dual fan shroud setup.
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