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XFX Radeon HD6870 Fan Replacement Options?

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April 21, 2013 2:08:04 PM

Hey guys,

I have a XFX Radeon HD6870 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) with a stuck fan. It has been spinning intermittently but now is completely locked up. I have tried doing research into replacing just the fan but am stuck.

Has anyone else had this issue? I am trying to find a correctly sized fan ( i think its 70mm?) and cant find any resources to help me find a replacement.

April 21, 2013 2:14:39 PM

get a new gpu :p 
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April 21, 2013 2:46:00 PM

Just buy an aftermarket cooler, expect to pay $40-60 easy for a decent cooler but the good news that they are very easy to install.
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April 21, 2013 4:49:18 PM

Solved.

took the fan out and looked at the actual markings, found the same one on ebay. Thanks.
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May 13, 2013 7:47:24 PM

shadowslap said:
Solved.

took the fan out and looked at the actual markings, found the same one on ebay. Thanks.


Hey, I'm having a problem with the fan on my 6870 too, would it be possible for you to send me the link to the ebay item that you bought? Or could you at least tell me how much the replacement fan cost you?

Thanks, Mike.
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May 13, 2013 9:23:27 PM

eMike said:
shadowslap said:
Solved.

took the fan out and looked at the actual markings, found the same one on ebay. Thanks.


Hey, I'm having a problem with the fan on my 6870 too, would it be possible for you to send me the link to the ebay item that you bought? Or could you at least tell me how much the replacement fan cost you?

Thanks, Mike.


Mike,

Here is the picture I used to google img search for this fan in particular http://imgur.com/yFGpCoj . It matches the orignial in all aspects except color (original is black).

I ended up waiting to purchase the ebay fan due to the fact that the shipper was in China and I did not want to wait 2-3 weeks for delivery. I ended up calling XFX the Monday after I posted and they were more than helpful. They sent me a new fan at no charge, as well as some instructions for replacing the fan. It got to me before the end of the week.

I replaced the fan and cleaned/reapplied thermal paste and the fan has worked like a champ since. Good luck.
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May 28, 2013 5:21:32 PM

shadowslap said:
eMike said:
shadowslap said:
Solved.

took the fan out and looked at the actual markings, found the same one on ebay. Thanks.


Hey, I'm having a problem with the fan on my 6870 too, would it be possible for you to send me the link to the ebay item that you bought? Or could you at least tell me how much the replacement fan cost you?

Thanks, Mike.


Mike,

Here is the picture I used to google img search for this fan in particular http://imgur.com/yFGpCoj . It matches the orignial in all aspects except color (original is black).

I ended up waiting to purchase the ebay fan due to the fact that the shipper was in China and I did not want to wait 2-3 weeks for delivery. I ended up calling XFX the Monday after I posted and they were more than helpful. They sent me a new fan at no charge, as well as some instructions for replacing the fan. It got to me before the end of the week.

I replaced the fan and cleaned/reapplied thermal paste and the fan has worked like a champ since. Good luck.


Hi, I'm having the exact same problem except that my fan has not yet seized completely. It stops intermittently. I was wondering if you could explain how to go about taking the GPU apart to replace the fan and also reapply the thermal paste as I intend on doing so very soon. If you could reply, I'd appreciate it.
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