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XFX Radeon 6950HD - Strange fan problems..

I've had this card for about 2 years, and everything was fine until recently.

Out of nowhere, the fan started making strange noises.. grindy, I guess, at times. Today, I was playing FFXIV: ARR and I had my music turned up, so I didn't notice the fan stop spinning. I started getting weird framerate lag, so I checked Afterburner, and sure enough, it was up past 100c.. not good. These cards already run a little hot, but, definitely not even close to that. In fact, I'm not even sure why my whole PC didn't shut down. If I mess around with the fan speed in CCC or Afterburner, I can't get it to go past 10.. maybe 20% speed. Of course, on the application it says it's at whatever I set it to.. but it's definitely not. When I try to turn on OverDrive, it just sets the GPU and Memory clock sliders to 0 after I hit apply. Very strange. Either way, Afterburner and CCC settings seem to have no effect on it,

Anyways, I tried dusting it out, seeing if anything was stuck in the fan, wiping and reinstalling the drivers, reseating it. Nothing works. It seems like it's a lose cause at this point, but I really hope it isn't. I can't really afford an upgrade or even a sidegrade currently.
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  1. a cable might be touching the fan. Try to look inside when it is turned on.
  2. apower101 said:
    a cable might be touching the fan. Try to look inside when it is turned on.


    It's clear, I reseated it and everything.
  3. bump.
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    Your gpus fan motor might have worn out. i would suggest getting new cooler for it
  5. Finstar said:
    Your gpus fan motor might have worn out. i would suggest getting new cooler for it


    Seems that way. Thank you!
  6. Although, the fan DOES work.. it just doesn't speed up past maybe 20-30%
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