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I think some people misunderstood me. I'm not mad at HIS. I'm not upset at ATI. I just think that the fan in the ICEQ 3 heatsink could definitely use a bit of work. Yes, it was a great cooler while it lasted (you have to mod an X1950Pro to handle 1.4v? The stock voltage on my X1900XT is higher).
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i had i pro. it also a different core 80nm compared to 90nm
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Originally Posted by RayvinAzn View Post
I think some people misunderstood me. I'm not mad at HIS. I'm not upset at ATI. I just think that the fan in the ICEQ 3 heatsink could definitely use a bit of work. Yes, it was a great cooler while it lasted (you have to mod an X1950Pro to handle 1.4v? The stock voltage on my X1900XT is higher).
I know where you have been. Remember the Socket 939 days? I bought myself an ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe, a $210 motherboard at the time. Damn chipset fan died after 12 months. I thought, "oh, just a fluke" and contacted ASUS. They sent me a replacement fan for free, first class mail. I had to take everything out of my case to undo the chipset heatsink's tiny little clips. Put in the new one and everything started working great, for about six months. Then the second chipset fan died.

ASUS was kind enough to send out another one, free. After the third chipset died, I went out and bought a HR-05 SLI and an 80mm fan. I was tired of a $0.25 chipset fan causing me three hours of work every few months. I didn't stop buying ASUS because of it though. Their customer service was excellent and provided me with a fix (though it wasn't great one) for the time.

So the moral of the story is, don't give up on HIS for one small fan problem, it happens on a lot of products. Contact customer support and tell them the fan died, they should offer you to replace the fan, or possibly even a new card.
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Ive never had a problem with the ICEQ coolers, and my brother had an X850XTPE that lasted (and i still use in my 2nd pc) about 3 years now and is really quiet. Perhaps its just luck if they last or not. Thanks for the heads up though, good thing to keep an eye on lol.
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I have had fans go out on visontek and Pny cards before. Both were over a year. I ended up making a fan mod for the PNY 7800 and just tossed the visontek 9800 (I think).
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the last HiS card I had was an X700 Pro with their IceQ cooler on it. I OC the h e double 'L' out of it w/fan speed @ 100 most of the time and it was in great shape when I replaced the card.

I guess you just got a dudd...
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If I thought I could get HIS to send me a new GPU cooler all by itself and free of charge, I'd definitely take them up on it. Odds are they'll want the card sent in however, and I'm not losing my main rig for however long it takes them to get me a new card. My Thermalright V2 is in the mail, which will suffice for a month or so before I decide what GPU upgrade to take the plunge on. After I get a new card I might contact HIS.
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