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!
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.
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: I had built a PC a few years back. I was on vacation and when I got home and powered on the machine the video card appeared to be useless. I bought this item and replaced it and it came back up.