I took the card out and found no obvious signs of damage that would stop the fan, it was plugged in completely, the wire was fine, no broken parts. I noticed that if I twirled the fan, it was incredibly stiff unlike my old 7900 (not sure if the stiffness is different between cards.) I unscrewed the fan and took it out, still no signs of damage. Screwed it back in and put it back in my computer.
Is there anything I can do short of buying a replacement GPU/fan?
This is not a terribly necessary fix because I'm getting a new pc in a few weeks, but if my brother accidentally kills it and my dad rages, the rest of my summer will be hell.
EDIT: I noticed upon start up that the fan jolts about a quarter inch, then stops... I looked for blockages but still didn't find anything. Ideas?
Edited by sausage, 29 June 2011 - 04:07 AM.