View Full Version : Sapphire HD3650 Fan not spinning, normal?

18-07-2009, 07:51 PM
Hi there guys

Just installed a 3650 card for a friend, upon booting I realised the fan didnt spin, however the screen boots and loads and all. I've left it for some time now, roughly about 20mins, still no fan...is this normal for the 3650? Im afraid to do anything intense/test anything with it atm...


18-07-2009, 08:05 PM
Nvm guys, I took out the card, plastic smell started filling the air so its definitely not right.

18-07-2009, 08:36 PM
You did plug in the power to the back of the card from the Power Supply ??

18-07-2009, 08:53 PM
Yes I did ^^ Everything is like what you would expect, but no spinning fan =S

18-07-2009, 09:07 PM
Fan not spinning is not normal.

18-07-2009, 11:35 PM
Fan not spinning = failed fan or fan controller. More likely fan failed. OR if the BIOS for the card was sufficiently broken it might not turn the fan on (or if someone modded it badly)

But usually software/BIOS control only kicks in when the card driver loads in the OS, so while the PC is running POST etc the fan is usually at full speed

Leaving it on for TWENTY MINUTES without proper cooling is NOT good, even without playing games.

If it's brand new, take it back straight away and get a new one. Hopefully you still can