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Recently, my eVGA 7600GT's fan started to make a loud buzzing sound as I powered up the machine... this started happening after I used compressed air to spray dust out of the heatsink. I guess it wasn't a very good idea, lol. Is it still safe to use this fan? The buzzing sound gets a bit quieter as I leave the fan running so it's not THAT annoying.

Idle temp 55 degrees C and load 81 degrees C at stock speeds.

Also, is this RMA'able?

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Recently, my eVGA 7600GT's fan started to make a loud buzzing sound as I powered up the machine... this started happening after I used compressed air to spray dust out of the heatsink. I guess it wasn't a very good idea, lol. Is it still safe to use this fan? The buzzing sound gets a bit quieter as I leave the fan running so it's not THAT annoying.

Idle temp 55 degrees C and load 81 degrees C at stock speeds.

Also, is this RMA'able?

Thanks
You might have sprayed some dust inside the motor of the fan....take the can and kinda place it inside the motor area if you can (be sure to use very short bursts otherwise you will be spraying cold ice and that probably wouldn't be good, lol.) spray some of the dust out...You could RMA it i guess, but it just seems to me that you got dust in the motor...

Oh, and you could also take a vacuum and use it at the same time as you use the compressed air, to get any loose dust sucked up...
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Thanks for the quick reply. I tried my best to do what you said but it seemed like there wasn't any dust in the motor area. I took a flashlight and looked and it seemed to be pretty clean to me. =\\ I hope NCIX will approve the RMA.
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Ah, could be that you just got something inside the bearing, but i'd think that would be pretty hard since they are supposed to be sealed good. You should be able to RMA it...
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Well, you could take the approach I took, my fan was just normal and dandy, but noisy so I replaced it. I used this cooler, keeps my temps low (39 idle and 43 load):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835226017
    
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