The fans don't run all the time. Without the driver they are probably on. Once the driver is installed and monitoring temps it turns them off unless the temperature rises enough to run them. Current generation cards are much more geared to being quiet. They don't run the fan all the time like older cards. So if that is the only reason you believe you have a card issue then you may not have a card issue. If you do still believe you do them explain why and provide the following information please: INFORMATION REQUIRED WHEN POSTING A QUESTION If you want one of your peers here to try and help.
I would also remind you that Powercolor, the people that made you card should be able to answer your questions as they are the experts on your card.