4850 fan seems to be dying

socK

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121295

This motherfucker right here seems to be having trouble. It's all cleaned out, but the fan mysteriously stops working every so often before coming back to life. It's not a software problem as this will happen if it just sits there in the BIOS or something.

Does this look like the normal PCB? Should I have any trouble replacing it with another cooler?

ASUS RMA is going to be a PITA so I'd rather do something myself. Anyone have any brilliant ideas outside of just replacing it? What should I get?

Thanks.
 

GotNoRice

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Have you tried manually setting a fan speed in the control panel?

I've known some fans that will stop once the RPM gets too low but if you crank them to 100% they will still run. That might help in the short-term.
 

socK

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Have you tried manually setting a fan speed in the control panel?

I've known some fans that will stop once the RPM gets too low but if you crank them to 100% they will still run. That might help in the short-term.

yes, and it doesn't make a difference.

when it's stopped, it's stopped. it won't even spin up when the computer is starting.
 

ALL4AMD

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I had to oil my 4850 fans as i run them @ 100% since day one. they were making dry bearing noises.

 
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