Closed X700 Heat Sink and Fan Tags: Radeon Heat Fan Graphics Last response: January 7, 2011 4:31 PM in Graphics & Displays Share tplarkin7 December 24, 2010 6:36:29 PM I noticed something strange with the fan and heat sink on an ATI x700 PCIe card. After replacing the fan, it makes noise on boot up. If I touch the heat sink with the tip of a screw driver, the fan immediately operates normally. Is this static buildup? More about : x700 heat sink fan Best solution rolli59 December 24, 2010 9:16:12 PM Sounds more like vibration. tplarkin7 December 25, 2010 1:42:38 AM You may be right, but I'm not holding it with the screwdriver. I simply tap the heat sink for a breif moment. Perhaps that's all that's needed to settle the card from vibrating. The next time I boot, I'll experiment to verify if it's just vibrating too much. Thanks! Related resources Advice: Replacing Dark Knight II Heat Sink Fan ? - Forum Heat Sink fan ramps up randomly - Forum Good Fan/Heat Sink - Forum Heat sink / single fan / iceq? pick the best? - Forum Socket FM2 heat sink fan help! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer tplarkin7 January 7, 2011 9:49:50 AM You were correct rolli. It's vibration. By holding the heatsink, the fan stopped vibrating and making noise. On boot up, all of the fans blast at 100% which appears to be too much for the graphics card fan. tplarkin7 January 7, 2011 9:50:02 AM Best answer selected by tplarkin7. Mousemonkey January 7, 2011 4:31:14 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCPU Heat sink and Fan ForumAMD FX-6100 Cooling Fan/Heat Sink question? ForumDistance between fan and heat sink ForumNeed suggestions on cooling fan and heat sink upgrade ForumUpgrading PSU,GPU and CPU heat sink fan ForumCPU runs hot, fan always on even after cleaning heat sink ForumNeed Help finding After Market CPU Fan / heat sink ForumApply thermal paste to heat-sink fan ? ForumNeed help with fans for pc and cpu fans to replace stock heat sink fan ForumTrying to test 120mm fan on a CPU heat sink ForumWhat Heat-Sink or Cooling fan is best for core 2 due ForumXigmatek heat sink fan direction? ForumNo POST with new video card ForumAdjusting GT 240 512MB DDR5 with Fan Power Consumption Forum[Solved] Fan not working More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !