Hey guys. You ever seen one of these fan blades break off?
I just bought the card (2nd hand)and gave it to a mate to benchmark and stress test when I was out at work.
Less than 15 minutes into the stress test he sends me a picture (see attached) showing me that one one of the blades had completely sheared off.
Of course I can't take the card back to the shop as it's physical damage to it so they won't honour it under there warranty.
I got the card back from him and when it's in the pc and started to heat up only one fan is spinning. (The broken one) the other fan doesn't spin at all unless spun by hand to start it up. Once the 2nd fan kicks in then the first fan that's spinning super fast slows down and I get an rpm reading.
Is it possible that this was the scenario that's made the blade come off? The first fan spinning way faster than it's designed too?
Mate claims that they were both spinning when he had it so how come all of a sudden only one is now working?
I've ordered 2 replacement fans from ebay and they should be here soon.
As for gaming as long as I spin the 2nd fan the first fan which is now of balance and broken slows down and they both spin at about 40% so I can still game until the replacement fans get here...
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