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Radeon 6950/6970 fan replacement

Deaks2

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I have a Diamond 6950 unlocked into a 6970. It has a dual fan HSF, however, one of the fans has become noisy. i have cleaned the fan and even dissasembled it and lubed it, and yet, it still seems to make a grinding noise.

Example pic of the card:



I was looking at the card the other day and it sits directly under the currently unused 120/140 mm fan grates on my Corsair R300 chassis. I am thinking of removing the fan/shroud from the card (bare heatsink only) and running two 120/140 mm fans on the case side which is about 3-4 inches from the card.

Any thoughts?
 

gammaray

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Jul 30, 2006
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ebay. chinese resellers have your fans.

otherwise, yes you can tie rap a fan on it.

or water cool it.

hey, as long as heat is dissipated, you are fine.
 

Eureka

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Are you the first owner? You could try to RMA it, if you're willing to be out a card for a few weeks (at least you'd have IGP). Remember to restore stock BIOS first.

You could also do a water cooler... a lot of AIO's are selling for $30-40 now, you'd need a $10 bracket and a 80mm (or was it 92mm) fan as well for the RAM.
 

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