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Registered: ‎06-03-2016
Location: CA
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Y580 Fan Malfunction

Hi, all, first post here, so bear with me.


I've had this Y580 for a few years now, and it's been functioning rather nicely throughout, just with consistently high temperatures. A few days ago, the performance abruptly dropped considerably, and so I checked my temperatures. They were absolutely ridiculous, even for what this thing averages; I was doing around 95 degrees on the GPU, and it was eternally downclocking to 135MHz.


I thought it was just a cooling issue at first, and tried everything, but then when playing around in Energy Management, I noticed something really strange. If I hit the dust removal button, the fan wouldn't change in sound at all. In fact, I could barely hear the fan. I opened up the back cover and inspected the fan. While it was running, it was running at a ridiculously low speed, and would not speed up no matter what I was doing.


This is a serious issue; have any of you encountered this before? Anyone have good suggestions for how I should go about dealing with this?



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Registered: ‎11-30-2015
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Re: Y580 Fan Malfunction

Hi ThunderBIrd2678 ,


Welcome to the Community Forums.


Manual cleaning using compressed air can , checking the gears itself if there are strands slowing it down and reapplying thermal paste ensuring contacts are good as initial step.


Uninstalling and reinstalling the energy manager tool from the support site  under power management can help.


Since fan system is still mechanical in nature, as wear and tear may now be affecting its performance, you may decide on replacing it if you have neccessary tools and skills using the manual (page 58) as guide.

Thermal module with fan in item 11 page 78 FRU number as compared the parts look up for the part number .


Hope this helps answering your query.



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Token Ring
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Registered: ‎04-22-2016
Location: IN
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Re: Y580 Fan Malfunction

Hi there,


Yeah as per spidey101's say the fan is machanical and gets degraded overtime due to many possible reasons like dust getting further inside the fan to shaft,bearings then jamms & slows down rotation (which is why most of them tell to blow out fans & vents atleat once a month) ,Too much wear & tear,prolonged usage of fan in high temparatures can also hinder fans life... Your best bet is to change the fan... But for time being you can change the Thermal compound/Paste which will reduce some heat..




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