Topic Title: Radeon HD 6790 replacement fan?
Topic Summary: Where to purchase a replacement fan for HIS Radeon HD 6790
Created On: 11/09/2013 02:29 AM
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 11/09/2013 02:29 AM
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criznittle
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I'm looking for a replacement fan for HIS Radeon HD 6790

My fan has been on its way out for a few weeks now. I'm looking for a suitable replacement for either the HIS fan or the entire shell, including the heatsink. It's a small 2 pin fan though, I haven't been able to find much that would fit the tiny power connector.

This card's fan is notorious for failures, I know i'm not the only one looking for a replacement to avoid dealing with the HIS RMA policy, assuming it's even under warranty anymore.

Any help would be great!

HIS H679F1GD Radeon HD 6790 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

 11/09/2013 10:40 AM
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Your best bet would be to go to eBay and find one which is being sold for parts. However, you might want to go ahead and take the opportunity to upgrade. The 260X is 32% faster than the 6790 and is only $139.


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 11/09/2013 10:57 AM
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I agree with bz, a 7790, or R260X  (same card) I'd pick up. 

You are going to spend 30$~40$ on a good aftermarket replacement, I mean is it worth it? to you?

If you want to get away with it cheaply Keep the shoud off of it and put this beside it

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835888112.

Other wise , check newegg for an aftermarket replacement from accelero or someone .



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 11/09/2013 12:19 PM
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Newegg has a fan that should just bolt on to that heatsink for ten bucks http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835119133

its alot cheaper than going out and buying a new card if thats the only problem your having.



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 11/10/2013 12:52 AM
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Thanks!
I'll give one of these VGA fans a shot and post back here if one of them works. Though, I'm afraid the power connector on the HIS card is smaller than a typical 2pin connector so any fan i get may go to waste.

If the card would function without a fan plugged into it i could use just about anything, but i'm afraid it wouldn't start without seeing a fan connected.

 11/10/2013 07:13 AM
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Originally posted by: criznittle Thanks! I'll give one of these VGA fans a shot and post back here if one of them works. Though, I'm afraid the power connector on the HIS card is smaller than a typical 2pin connector so any fan i get may go to waste.

If the card would function without a fan plugged into it i could use just about anything, but i'm afraid it wouldn't start without seeing a fan connected.

If you find a two wire fan to replace the broken one take the small power connector off the old fan and splice the wires to the new one.

(make sure you insulate them)



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 12/01/2013 12:09 AM
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Thanks for the replies. I was finally able to apprehend an identical fan from a seller in china. Every aspect of the fan was identical to the original except for the HIS sticker that goes on the front of it. After pulling it apart and reapplying thermal paste it should be like new again!

If this fan works, I imagine there are hundreds of people who would want one to replace the turd that HIS supplies.

I'll post back here with results after i find a computer to test it in. 

 12/02/2013 01:09 AM
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It works as if it were new!

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