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Fan lifespan

Not about intel but air cooling in general.
I want to keep this gpu (Vega 64 rog strix) for console lifespan and i've heard fans die first
What are the best habits to keep a fan alive for a very long time? Zero-RPM function would be useful?

P.S don't tell me it's gonna be obsolete before it dies, i use a 1080p monitor and im not afraid of playing at console framerates with freesync.
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I've got some Gentle Typhoons that still work after 8 years, that doesn't mean whatever is fixed to your GPU will though. It's not difficult to bodge new fans to a GPU though, my 1060 has two 120mm case fans stuck on it and it's cooler and quieter than the stock ones.


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i'm pushing 10 years on some of my AP15s, of near 24/7 usage. originally purchased 44, still have 43. 44th still spins, it's just noisy & i'm too lazy to properly oil it.

as far as gpus go, you tend to see lots of fans for sale on ebay, that may tell you something... I've been dropping blocks on things for many moons now, but even before then it never became an issue.

you shouldn't have to worry about your fan. set it to ramp to 100% whenever its 2c above idle, it'll still be fine. These things are rated for years & years of service. I have an ancient 6 series single slot AMD card i use for testing, it's fan still works.

also - consoles are a joke, it's why we game on PC. It allows us to decide our own cost & quality constraints. You have a nice card, It should run for a decade.

as to practices, I believe the coolers designed with zero RPM do it for quiet's sake, not lifespan. I could be wrong though.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Synoxia View Post
Not about intel but air cooling in general.
I want to keep this gpu (Vega 64 rog strix) for console lifespan and i've heard fans die first
What are the best habits to keep a fan alive for a very long time? Zero-RPM function would be useful?

P.S don't tell me it's gonna be obsolete before it dies, i use a 1080p monitor and im not afraid of playing at console framerates with freesync.
Fan life expectancy is pretty random. I've seen some die in a year and other run for many many years. If you starts making noise you can usually find replacements by looking for fan part number.

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It's really easy to find replacement in AliExpress just bought the front fan for other reasons, and it's the same identical fan. It costs around 15-20 bucks, the whole set.

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