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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-14-2019, 12:19 PM - Thread Starter
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GTX 1060 broken fan blade / 1 fan spinning

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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It's not unheard of for this to happen. I had an AMD 7870 LE where a blade came off within a few minutes of first using it. Trouble was it was only a single fan card to begin with haha.

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this has got to have a failure rate of something way way in the millions? no..... I've worked with computers for over 30 years and this is the first time I've seen this in my life....yes I've seen one wind turbine on fire, (totally unrelated but I thought it was quite ) well i didn't but my mate did........he sent me the video.....(i'll try and find it)

So.....a plastic blade made out of Vespel, Torlon, Polyphenylene sulfide, or Noryl, (that's if they are but they should be) has never came apart under stress from central fugal force...

so.....tell me.......... so far the poll is 1-1 lets have a vote....

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Fan blades are just a conspiracy. They can't break off because they don't really exist. They got you lol

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I haven't touched DMT in a while so I'm sure they 're there....

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