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X700 Heat Sink and Fan

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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?

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December 24, 2010 9:16:12 PM

Sounds more like vibration.
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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!

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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.
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January 7, 2011 9:50:02 AM

Best answer selected by tplarkin7.
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January 7, 2011 4:31:14 PM

This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
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