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Message 1194412 - Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 17:25:31 UTC

Has anyone had this happen before? Had Dual 460's and the fan gave out on this one. Looks like an RMA..
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Message 1194427 - Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 17:55:33 UTC

Looks much the same as the first one I got - it let go after about 10 minutes with what might be described as an "interesting" sound....

Straight swap from supplier, no messing
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Message 1194433 - Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 18:15:56 UTC

Ouch. MTBF & all that...

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Message 1194454 - Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 18:43:04 UTC - in response to Message 1194433.

Ouch. MTBF & all that...

Yeah in minutes, ouch, definitely RMA time.
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Message 1194503 - Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 20:52:22 UTC - in response to Message 1194412.
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Has anyone had this happen before? Had Dual 460's and the fan gave out on this one. Looks like an RMA..

Not on an EVGA, but on a Palit 768 MB GTX 460 I managed to snap off some fan blades by sticking my fingers into them while trying to sense the thermal performance -- I didn't even feel the blades hit my fingers, they were so fragile. Card is now force-cooled in a Supermicro 1U chassis designed for two GPUs (with a baffle made from a Rice Krispies packet to get optimum cooling) and is helping my RAC.
Also had a Gigabyte GTX 460 fan fail recently at less than a year old -- I RMA-ed it to eBuyer, but because it's discontinued I paid the three-quid difference to get a GTX 560 replacement.
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Message 1194516 - Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 21:09:26 UTC - in response to Message 1194503.

Has anyone had this happen before? Had Dual 460's and the fan gave out on this one. Looks like an RMA..

Not on an EVGA, but on a Palit 768 MB GTX 460 I managed to snap off some fan blades by sticking my fingers into them while trying to sense the thermal performance -- I didn't even feel the blades hit my fingers, they were so fragile. Card is now force-cooled in a Supermicro 1U chassis designed for two GPUs (with a baffle made from a Rice Krispies packet to get optimum cooling) and is helping my RAC.
Also had a Gigabyte GTX 460 fan fail recently at less than a year old -- I RMA-ed it to eBuyer, but because it's discontinued I paid the three-quid difference to get a GTX 560 replacement.

I don't know how much 3 quid is, but it sounds like a good deal to Me, turned a broken 460 into a 560, that's an inexpensive upgrade.
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Message 1194523 - Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 21:23:00 UTC - in response to Message 1194516.

Has anyone had this happen before? Had Dual 460's and the fan gave out on this one. Looks like an RMA..

Not on an EVGA, but on a Palit 768 MB GTX 460 I managed to snap off some fan blades by sticking my fingers into them while trying to sense the thermal performance -- I didn't even feel the blades hit my fingers, they were so fragile. Card is now force-cooled in a Supermicro 1U chassis designed for two GPUs (with a baffle made from a Rice Krispies packet to get optimum cooling) and is helping my RAC.
Also had a Gigabyte GTX 460 fan fail recently at less than a year old -- I RMA-ed it to eBuyer, but because it's discontinued I paid the three-quid difference to get a GTX 560 replacement.

I don't know how much 3 quid is, but it sounds like a good deal to Me, turned a broken 460 into a 560, that's an inexpensive upgrade.

It's about $4.72

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Message 1194583 - Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 23:10:17 UTC

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