Sapphire 6970 High Pitched Fan Noise

Oct 7, 2011
So the past few weeks there's been a constant high pitched noise that would occur from time to time and I narrowed it down to my GPU fan. I actually try slowing down the fan, even to the point where I forced my finger to stop it for a second, and turns out the noise is coming from the fan. I just bought this card about 2-3 weeks ago. I've heard video cards could do this and that I should just get used to it but it's really annoying at times and I was wondering if there was a solution to this.
Just return it to the store, if not then RMA it. You can try oiling it but most centrifugal GPU fans I've seen cannot be oiled.
I've had 7 sapphire cards. 4 of them eventually had fan issues. RMA it.