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    Issue with one of the fans on my Strix 1070

    Hi,

    One of the fans (the one on the right) doesn't freely spin anymore. It's like if the bearing/bushing is semi-jammed.

    Is it possible to only get a replacement air cooler or do I have to RMA the whole card?

    Thanks!

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    so you saying its kinda locked up, when you try to spin it with your finger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detleg View Post
    so you saying its kinda locked up, when you try to spin it with your finger?
    It's not completely locked but it doesn't spin freely like the other 2 fans. And when the card is under load and the fans are working, the hub of the one that doesn't work correctly is very hot to the touch.

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    Can you make sure there is nothing in there keeping it from spinning up? Funny how little pieces of packing material can find their way in to the most inconvenient of places.
    If its just bad bearings Id doubt that they will just ship you a new fan. You would mosy likely have to RMA the card or check on Ebay to see if any of the chop shops have them to replace it yourself.

    Now for the question of the day.....
    What is someone with EKWB as their avatar pic and EK in their user name doing running a graphics card without a water block on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinThyme View Post
    Can you make sure there is nothing in there keeping it from spinning up? Funny how little pieces of packing material can find their way in to the most inconvenient of places.
    If its just bad bearings Id doubt that they will just ship you a new fan. You would mosy likely have to RMA the card or check on Ebay to see if any of the chop shops have them to replace it yourself.

    Now for the question of the day.....
    What is someone with EKWB as their avatar pic and EK in their user name doing running a graphics card without a water block on it?
    Nothing is blocking the fan. It has run freely for a few months now.

    I have the blocks for my cards but I had a crazy fall season at my daily job and didn't had the time to start my build and install my blocks. It will be done at the start of 2017 but even if I put the block on my card, I want to have a working air cooler for resale purpose.

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    Hi EK Luc

    I'll forward this to Bahz and see what he suggests, it does seem one of your fans is defective if it's not spinning freely and getting hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate152 View Post
    Hi EK Luc

    I'll forward this to Bahz and see what he suggests, it does seem one of your fans is defective if it's not spinning freely and getting hot.
    Thanks!

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    Hi EK Luc

    Bahz says to RMA your ROG Strix 1070.

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    Once you break the seal on the screw you cant RMA.

    So most likely you have a bad fan then. It happens, you just got the short straw this time. Sometimes you get to be the bird, others you have to be the windshield.

    I know it stinks to RMA the whole card over just a fan but that's pretty much the way everyone operates. They send you a fan, then everyone wants an extra and says they have a broken fan then they are all out of fans. They will also want to make sure its not in the harness, which Id doubt, but they want to check it anyhow.

    The other alternative if you are going to void your warranty anyhow by putting on a water block is to check the Ebay chop shops. They have oodles listed for the 980s, dont know if they are the same or not. If not just wait awhile. They are selling them for like $30 a pair ATM for the 980s.


    I just yanked mine off, Ill have a look later to see whats on the back side.
    Last edited by JustinThyme; 12-10-2016 at 03:45 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate152 View Post
    Hi EK Luc

    Bahz says to RMA your ROG Strix 1070.

    OK

    I will lose my only 1070 with Samsung memory over an air cooler

    Thanks for the info Nate.

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