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XFX 9800 GT Fan Off Balance

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I've had this card for a while, and the fan has started to go off-balance recently, and started clicking. The only real replacement with all four pins and wires is this http://www.moddiy.com/products/Nvidia-9800GT-7800GTX-Graphics-Card-5.5cm-4Pin-PWM-Fan.html?gclid=CM6pyov1_rsCFYhcMgodCj0AGg. Are there and other fans with 4 pins that will let the card control speed?
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    The fourth lead on most 4-pin fans is for speed control, so yes, there should be plenty of other fans that would allow speed control via a PWM pin.  The new fan's pinout would have to match, though.  The fan you listed looks like a good replacement.

    Have you tried vacuuming (or blowing) the dust out of the current fan in an attempt to fix it?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770K Gigabyte P67A-D3-B3 NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS  1x Corsair 8 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
Kingston SV300S3 WesternDigital WD10EZEX Samsung HD154UI Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 
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Daewoo L947BK Gateway FPD1530 HTK-2001 Dynex DX-400WPS 
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Kensington K72400 Realtek ALC889 
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I cleaned the fan quite well and put a drop of oil in the bearings, but it is still wobbling. It is quite a bit quieter that it was before. That's the only 4 pin fan I've found that fits my card, so it will have to do. Thank you very much.
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