Fan Problem on XFX 8800GT

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Gawd
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Anyone else have this problem? The two blue wires on the fan of my XFX 8800GT Alpha Dog Edition aren't actually connected, so the fan always spins at 100%.

I received my card from NewEgg a couple days ago. The fan sounded like it was spinning at a constant 100%. I couldn't get anything to spin it down. Finally, I pulled the heatsink/fan assembly off the card and noticed that the two blue wires (I assume they are needed for speed adjustment) were cut before they reached the fan connector. For now, I disconnected the fan and used nTune to back the core and memory timings way down so that the card will continue to run without overheating.
 

amd7674

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Anyone else have this problem? The two blue wires on the fan of my XFX 8800GT Alpha Dog Edition aren't actually connected, so the fan always spins at 100%.

I received my card from NewEgg a couple days ago. The fan sounded like it was spinning at a constant 100%. I couldn't get anything to spin it down. Finally, I pulled the heatsink/fan assembly off the card and noticed that the two blue wires (I assume they are needed for speed adjustment) were cut before they reached the fan connector. For now, I disconnected the fan and used nTune to back the core and memory timings way down so that the card will continue to run without overheating.

I've seen one post I believe it was 8800GT made by EVGA where cable was not connected at all, in your case it is even worst. I would contact newegg right away for a replacement. I have XFX 8800GT alpha dog 640Mhz edition and my fan was connected properly.

Good luck ;)
 

Confederate

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I have the same card. When I start my core center tool, it doesnt show fan speed for my VGA??
 

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Gawd
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Got an update from XFX support. It appears that some of these cards were shipped with the fans setup to always run at 100%. I'm still working towards a resolution with them.
 

tehownt

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I've had the exact same problem, the control/speed sensor cables are just inexistant. XFX is ready to RMA them though.

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