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Running a XFX 7600GT in my mom's rig (aero anyone? lol) and the fan started making some terrible noise. I'm considering RMAing it to XFX because the cost to ship it is about the same for a new fan.

They'll fix it / send me an ATi equiv, right?
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Is there any point in putting an after market fan on a 7600GT?

Send it to XFX, I swear, they wont have any stock and will send you a better card.
    
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Is there any point in putting an after market fan on a 7600GT?

Send it to XFX, I swear, they wont have any stock and will send you a better card.
What do you mean? Not at all really. The bugger started making noise and she complained, so it needs fixin!
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Running a XFX 7600GT in my mom's rig (aero anyone? lol) and the fan started making some terrible noise. I'm considering RMAing it to XFX because the cost to ship it is about the same for a new fan.

They'll fix it / send me an ATi equiv, right?
Same problem years ago, wheeled upto the local pc store and picked up a zalman something or another kit with fan/vrm hs's and never looked back... probably cost you the same to ship too and fro... just a suggestion.
 
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Same problem years ago, wheeled upto the local pc store and picked up a zalman something or another kit with fan/vrm hs's and never looked back... probably cost you the same to ship too and fro... just a suggestion.
That's what I figure, sending it in will cost the same as an additional cooler and I get a newer, more power efficient ATi card.
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What do you mean? Not at all really. The bugger started making noise and she complained, so it needs fixin!


I meant, no point in spending money on an aftermarket fan for a 7600GT. RMA it will XFX if it is still under warranty.
I am pretty sure they wont have a stock of that old Nvidia card so you would get a better replacement if they cant replace the fan.
    
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I meant, no point in spending money on an aftermarket fan for a 7600GT. RMA it will XFX if it is still under warranty.
I am pretty sure they wont have a stock of that old Nvidia card so you would get a better replacement if they cant replace the fan.
I didn't realize up until just now that your question was rhetorical haha. My bad.
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They may have a GT 210 or possibly a 9400/9500 card, so you may get a Nvidia card back.
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they sell replacement fans on newegg.

one of these 3 would probably work depending on how the fan is mounted.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835119082
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835119081
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835119084


edit: now that i take a look back, doesnt look like any of those would work...

being that its xfx and all the drama that their RMA process has produced, i would just buy a new card.
Edited by TSXmike - 3/3/11 at 5:22am
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they sell replacement fans on newegg.

one of these 3 would probably work depending on how the fan is mounted.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835119082
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835119081
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835119084


edit: now that i take a look back, doesnt look like any of those would work...

being that its xfx and all the drama that their RMA process has produced, i would just buy a new card.
$7 for the fan, $2 for shipping + tax. (Yes, I'm in one of the few states Newegg taxes you.)

I'd rather just pay $3-4 postage and get a newer card.

RMA'd a GTX260 a few weeks ago, no issues whatsoever.
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