Get that fan fixed ASAP or you will kill the GPU. Call the manufacture and explain that you need a new fan, sometimes for good faith they will just send you one for free or for the mailing charge. That is what XFX did for me and I never registered my cards.
Eeerrr... Believe it or not guys...I still haven't fit a new cooler on my card...
My local tiger direct don't have JACK in stock...
According to the compatibility list, my card it out of the question...But...Is it a possibility that this thing might still work with my 4800 series card?
Check it out. I like the price, and the design looks very, very good. Never heard of the make, though. Evercool? Again, though, the design looks excellent. And that Ultra cooler i linked in an earlier post. It looks too damn big...The height is ridiculous... Rather, the fan assembly, not the cooler itself. Only 48mm according to the specs. The thing looks too damn big.
What do you think about that Evercool cooler? Worried about the heat pipes. They might prevent it from fitting. http://www.ebay.com/itm/EverCool-Turbo2 ... 4d0011429d
As for the card. It's still fine. I don't think any damage has been done with it running on this half-dead cooler. It's still working, just gets loud sometimes, but it definitely (note that it is spelled correctly) needs replacing. In the end, though, i just want a cooler with similar dimensions to the stock cooler, with durability/longevity in mind. Preferrably with a ball-bearing.
I contacted Diamond...They said the card only had a 1 year warranty... Sooo... Yeah, looks like they're not interested in helping me.