Obstructed gpu fan not turning for weeks. Now is but is it permanently damaged?
The card is model # -- RX 480 GAMING X 4G -- (MSI)
After weeks of gaming on this new card I downloaded MSI Afterburner software and to visual test fan speed tool I looked to see if fans were turning and noticed one of the fans completely obstructed by an unused connector and not turning. I turned the system off, removed the connector and now the fan turns fine along with its twin. And it responds well to speed changes and appears to be spinning at same healthy rate as its twin.
My question is this: might this weeks long obstruction have decreased the life of the fan? And lets say it started to fail, could I order another one to replace it and if so where from? I understand about warranty voiding and all but am just curious about best place to get a replacement fan in the instance that I wanted to do it myself. I know how to disassemble and reassemble the unit (no prob with that), just wondering best and easiest way to get a single replacement fan for the RX 480 GAMING X 4G
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