Summary: Hey guys...is your fan making noise? Well I had the same problem happen to me twice, the last time was yesterday 5/6/14 I was just about to buy another video card and I thought there has got to be a fix for this! YouTude is great, I typed in "fix noisy video fan" and eureka, I found the fix and fix them both of them...the original one that I kelp from a few years ago and the newer one that just started making noise.
Summary: Could get interesting if the computer is unattended and the fan goes. Happened to me and luckily I was there to shut it down before it Chernobyled. Don't know if it would have caught fire or not, however I do not walk away with it running any more. Card was not overclocked. Purchased a new fan from Amazon and its fine and maintains 50 degrees C. If one is interested, I'll bet You Tube has videos showing the results. Other than the potential bonfire its been ok.
Summary: Bought this card Feb 2011, and fan motor bearing is going out. On top of that the maximum display setting tends to randomly reset to a lower 800x600 resolution. This requires computer restarts.
Summary: fantastic video card the best i've bought yet i used to be a ati guy but i really like nvidia much better now i think the graphics are a whole lot better & faster than the ati cards i purchased in the past