Sim_8_3
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2016-12-17T06:26:54Z
I see all these graphics cards like the GTX 1080's have dual cooling fans on them, I was wondering what happens if one or both fans should malfunction to seize does that burn up the GPU? Anyone had to go through that yet?
Blackhawk8100
2016-12-17T17:21:42Z
My assumption is the card would shut down... or die. Either way. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Sim_8_3
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2016-12-18T01:32:58Z
Originally Posted by: Blackhawk8100 

My assumption is the card would shut down... or die. Either way. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

So the card would shutdown to prevent overheating, that's good to know, anyone else want to weigh in on this, anyone?

Blackhawk8100
2016-12-18T01:35:55Z
*le crickets* Maybe the silence will change...I hope...
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2016-12-18T01:43:58Z
I had a zotac graphics card with a built-in fan (about 3 years ago) in which the fan died but the card kept working. It would screech like crazy and get really hot. I tried to RMA it but I lost the receipt, I asked to buy just a fan replacement but they didn't sell them. So I was SOL. As for the new cards, I'm not sure if they shut down or not. Keep your receipts!
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2016-12-18T01:46:09Z
Originally Posted by: Blackhawk8100 

*le crickets* Maybe the silence will change...I hope...

Yep I was going to say the same thing, the sound of crickets if no one responded, let's give it time.

digitaldd
2016-12-19T14:06:22Z
I recall having problems with some old ATI (yeah pre AMD cards) The small and whiny loud fans died and I had to dump the cards as they were out of warranty. On one I got creative and replaced the heatsink and fan with something I attached to the card with zipties (not recommended with modern cards). I also had a Radeon HD 3650 that had its fan die under warranty (Sapphire handed the RMA quickly).

For what its worth i like what XFX is doing with its Radeon RX 470/480 cards. they sell replacements fans for them for like $20 and the current ones you snap off and you can put the replacements in their place without any tools, there's just a clip holding the fan in flace and making electrical contact.

Sim_8_3
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2016-12-20T06:07:16Z
Thanks for the info, I didn't know the fans were replaceable so that's good to know.
ottoyu34
2017-02-16T04:17:39Z
Throughout the years, never had issues with reference model fans. They usually last the lifetime of the graphics card.