ken_cinder Posted January 29, 2009 Share Posted January 29, 2009 Sitting here typing away, as I slowly notice my primary x1650 is corrupting my screen. Reach into the case, then realize the fan on it is dead and it's so hot I could cook an egg in under 30 seconds on the heatsink! Pull the plug, card should be fine........but not until I replace the fan. I swear, every ATi card I have owned or do own, the fans die on them REALLY fast. The 8500 and the 9550's I own, I can tell the bearings in their fans are shot. They grind for the first few minutes on startup in those machines. This one would occasionally do similar, but I'd blow it out and it'd be ok. Now it's dead. I'm sick and flocking tired of the cheap ass fans ATi uses on their cards!I'm going to email them one hell of a pissed off email, and inform them that a customer who currently owns and uses SEVEN of their cards and several in the past, will no longer be purchasing their products..........all because of their corner cutting with cheap as flock fans. Oh but wait, you can't contact them! There's no way without calling them, but I did find this through self help. Noisy Fan or Fan Failure The fans on ATI graphics cards are not user replaceable parts. To avoid any complications due to any possible damage that may have been caused by the fan's failure or degraded functionality, the entire card should be replaced. If the card is currently under warranty and built by ATI, you can fill out and submit the online warranty request form at http://www.ati.amd.com/rma. Really now? Your piss poor fans failing, means I have to buy another card or jump through hoops for an RMA? I don't think so. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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