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Fan not always spinning

My fan sometimes doesnt work, when I re-install the CCC and driver its fine for a while but then it crashes during games. im currently playing Race driver Grid (old but good).

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Sounds like a fault with the card, but you should start by cleaning the fan first. If the problem continues and your card is under warranty then send it away to get fixed. If not under warranty, then I would look at replacing the card altogether. The amount of time you will spend going back and forth trying to find the cause may not be worth it.

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