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Does the reference 5870 blower have any issues like rattling after prolonged use?

This applies to those who have your fan speed up quite high.
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When I had my 5850, I ran it at 100% for long periods, at between 40-70% during regular use, and to this day (with it's new owner), it's had no issues.

Pretty sure it's the same, or a similar, fan to the 5870. You shouldn't worry about it,
    
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I see.

Worry comes because I have seen some threads in the past regarding the cage fan on 5870's and 5970's rattling after prolonged usage at high speed.

Gonna swap my 5770 for a 5870 in about two weeks time.
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My 5870 had an annoying high pitch noise to it, absolutely could not stand it, it was there as soon as it went pass like 25%, so I ended up water cooling my gpu lol.
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Originally Posted by rent.a.john View Post
My 5870 had an annoying high pitch noise to it, absolutely could not stand it, it was there as soon as it went pass like 25%, so I ended up water cooling my gpu lol.
that is possible the caps squealing from heat?

not really sure, but i doubt the fan will make such a noise unless its running at an excessively high speed.
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