Posted 29 September 2008 - 08:04 PM
I would RMA it. Your buddy might be right about the solution. But you just paid a company good money for that card, its not unreasonable to expect it to be free from defects. I would check the free, easy solutions first though. Like making sure the fan is mounted correctly, no play in it causing it to vibrate. And that no wires are against the blades. Barring that I'd eat the week it would take to ship it back and get a new one.