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CCF
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...

Suggestions?

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

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

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

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

Agent_24
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